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One moment it was for sale… then *poof*

By angeb - 4 September 2011 25

I had been to every open house in the four weeks. I was first to arrive and last to leave. It truely was the most amazing home. The agent said it was all done by a designer… ohhh that kitchen, the bathrooms, the inlcusions were astonishing.

I threw in a silly offer early to test the waters… no bite. Fair enough. the owners knew that someone would give what they wanted.

At showing 3, I noticed another couple who had been present at earlier open houses – damn, she loved it as much as me.

Following the last showing I was phoned by the agent and advised an acceptable offer had been made… I steeled myself (god bless you grandma) and added another 10K… I would need to wait…

The next day, my dream home disappeared from allhomes! gone *poof*

Its not back and the sign has been pulled, but its still on the property against a wall? I cant get a straight answer from the agent… very frustrating.

Has anyone else experienced this sort of thing?

What’s Your opinion?


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One moment it was for sale… then *poof*
shivaraj5 1:14 am 05 Sep 11

By the way I also had the same experience but I doubt the hosue has been actually sold. The house was initially advertised as to be sold at Auction. However, nobody turned up at auction as told by the agent. Later the house which was bought by current owner at $370k just two years ago came up with a price tag of $455k+. Later on It was reduced to $449k+ and then $430k+ in a couple of weeks. I had offered $415k before it went for auction as the latest price of a similar house at the same street was $412k. The agent called me if I can go up but I sticked to my offer. In few days, the hosue disappeared from allhomes without having “under offer” mark. God knows if it has been sold or pulled out.

angeb 9:35 pm 04 Sep 11

@molongoloid. I know they usually stay around, but I guess you’re right – they must have pulled it? But that doesnt explain the ‘acceptable offer’?

I-filed 3:59 pm 04 Sep 11

madamcholet said :

Not so good on the agent who seemingly undertook to take the extra 10k to the agent. If you want something that badly you just need to be realistic about what it is worth and what you are prepared to pay – preferably before anyone else does the same thing.

$10,000 is neither here nor there to the agent in terms of their fee. They just want to secure a sale and at least maintain the appearance of acting for the seller – when of course they are acting for themselves.

madamcholet 3:02 pm 04 Sep 11

Not so good on the agent who seemingly undertook to take the extra 10k to the agent. If you want something that badly you just need to be realistic about what it is worth and what you are prepared to pay – preferably before anyone else does the same thing.

I-filed 2:51 pm 04 Sep 11

PS if it was that “$730,000” townhouse in JYC Greenway you had your eye on – for that price you could buy a standalone house in Ainslie on an 800+ square metre block!

molongloid 2:43 pm 04 Sep 11

An “acceptable” offer. Not an “accepted” offer. The agent believes the seller will accept it, so quickly checks with other interested parties for final offers to present to the seller. The seller accepts.

*After* that step it’s gazumping. Not indicated here.

But about the listing disappearing… Normally they hang around labelled under offer if accepted. The agent isn’t saying. The most likely reason is that the best offer was still very low and the sellers have given up for now.

I-filed 2:43 pm 04 Sep 11

Skidd Marx said :

It truly sucks missig out on a house you had your heart set on. That’s why you have to make your 1st bid your best one. Even if you pay “overs”, the amount will be insignificant over time.

Not so sure about this advice – sounds inflationary! I “set my heart” on a house a few months ago and with hindsight am very glad I didn’t buy it! I also “paid overs” a few years ago for a house – thanks to a pushy real estate agent and my naivete at the time – and felt quite resentful about the few thousand dollars even after inflation took care of it. Always be calm and strategic about buying a house – and we aren’t in an upcycle so take your time. I notice you focused on “kitchen, bathroom, inclusions” – ALWAYS concentrate on “bones”, aspect, ceiling height, and neighbourhood. Kitchens schmitchens – they, bathrooms and “inclusions” can be taken care of over time, particularly if you haven’t paid an inflated, competitive “this is my dream house” price … Good luck with your search!

Henry82 1:13 pm 04 Sep 11

androo said :

Seriously, keep yourself away from ebay and auctions – you’ll be here all week whinging about people who bid more than you did winning the item and then not discussing your loss with you.

+1

androo 11:13 am 04 Sep 11

Seriously, keep yourself away from ebay and auctions – you’ll be here all week whinging about people who bid more than you did winning the item and then not discussing your loss with you.

milkman 11:06 am 04 Sep 11

I find the reference to homosexuality in the title offensive.

Skidd Marx 10:55 am 04 Sep 11

It truly sucks missig out on a house you had your heart set on. That’s why you have to make your 1st bid your best one. Even if you pay “overs”, the amount will be insignificant over time.

screaming banshee 10:11 am 04 Sep 11

Thumbs up to the seller for having some ethics and not letting the first person to make an acceptable offer get gazumped by some sort of house stalker.

Thumper 9:57 am 04 Sep 11

Following the last showing I was phoned by the agent and advised an acceptable offer had been made

So you expect the sellers to be unethical and go back on their word just because you didn’t make a decent offer up front?

Jethro 9:49 am 04 Sep 11

So you waited too long and someone else made an offer that was accepted by the seller, so you tried to gazzump them but the real estate agent and seller had ethics and didn’t consider any more offers after accepting one by somebody else.

grump 9:12 am 04 Sep 11

troll or what?

Only 10K above your “silly offer” and you’re surprised they take another, more suitable offer?

really, get serious.

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