Princess and I are looking at houses and sometimes we drive by law offices to see if they have deals on discount divorces. Just Kidding. It is so very stressful to find something you can afford and will still enjoy years from now.
We went with a buyer’s agent instead of a realtor thinking we wanted someone looking out for our wellbeing. Well that's a huge crock of shit. They cannot separate themselves from their base hunger for a cut of the sale price (3.5%). Now we just treat her like one of Clinton's lawyers. We assume everything that comes out of her mouth to be a lie or at the very least extremely insincere.
We decided to make an offer on a nice looking place. Instead of relying on the realtor I went to the courthouse and dug up the plats and deeds to the place for $11.00. It was there that I found out that the house sat on the only buildable surface on the lot because of a 60 foot easement in the rear. Yep, you guessed it when I asked our buyers agent about it she about fainted when I suggested that she knew it already. When we first looked at the house I asked about a large manhole cover in the middle of the yard. Her response was “they are like that everywhere in this neighborhood. Don’t worry you can still build back here.” Then she hustled us away from the site and worked the conversation towards the quality of the deck.
I wouldn’t insult a whore by calling her a Real Estate Agent.
Thank God for my limited experience working in this field or we would have been screwed.