Dear Realtor that HATED my house

As if selling your home is not stressful enough, it really makes you angry when someone comes into your home and rips it apart. Like they just can't tell you, "Sorry this home doesn't work for my client. Thanks." I really have to vent about this because I can't seem to "let it go". This past Saturday we had a early morning showing. I had worked late the night before and really would have enjoyed sleeping in FINALLY, but no, this person HAD to see my house in the morning.

Every time we have a showing I have to load up Muffins & Chloe in the car and ride around for awhile. The poor cats are locked in their "new" cat room I made for them in the basement.
Cats Room - March 2010
They like to lay in the room when its "their" choice, but as soon as you force them its a whole different story!!! I hate having to put my pets through this. :(

It was raining Saturday morning. Which meant that we had water from the roof running down the front of the house. Our house has a flat roof. Which means its different than a typical home. The water runs off because there are no gutters. It is the design of the home. So, of course the realtor pointed that out and complained about that. Saying the water goes into the flower bed and that concerns her because it may leak into the basement.
Landscaping / 2007
( Photo taken in summer of 2007 / Blogged HERE )

Okay, ..... NO! I have lived here in my home for 3 years now. The flower bed was one of the first things I did. It has never leaked! NEVER!!!!!!! It actually has made my plants grow like crazy. Which is great! :) I just hate when people assume things when they could just ask.

Then she had the nerve to say that the house only had "paint and flooring" updates. She was upset that our home had the original windows. Hey, I am upset that I don't have money to replace the freakin windows. I am sorry, last time I checked money doesn't grow on the trees in my backyard. Also, the realstate listing online says ORIGINAL windows and that the home was built in 1963. So, maybe if she knew how to READ I would of been able to sleep in Saturday morning. Not to mention it says NEW KITCHEN & NEW BATHROOMS!! Last time I checked that is more then "paint updates". Lets not forget the new white siding on the house!!!
My House - Before & After
Oh, and my husband and I have put over $40,000 in our home. So there!!! Life happens. I wanted to stay in my home for 10 years but guess what, my husband lost his job and I have to move now. So, someone else can put new windows in the house. It sure as heck isn't going to be me. { Unless the trees in my back yard starting blooming dollar bills! } Also, why don't these people look at NEWER homes? Why are they looking at my home in the first place?? She also complained about our flooring. Saying it was " COLD COLD FLOORS ". Duh. They are laminate. Again, READ THE ONLINE INFORMATION before wasting my time!!!!!!

Well, with all that said I do understand that this is part of the "selling game". I have been through this before. Its just hard not to get upset when you have poured your heart and soul into something. Plus, I don't really want to move. I love love love my home. Its beautiful in my eyes. Yes its not perfect and there is still work to be done. I just can't do it anymore. Its someone else's turn to take over.

On a happier note :

We had our first open house yesterday and it went REALLY well. Everyone loved our home and said NOTHING bad. One woman told her husband over and over, " I have to have this house. " I am sure they had a fun night of arguing! Apparently the husband wasn't in love with it as much. Another cool thing was the original (first) home owners came and walked through. :) That made me happy. Our realtor said they loved everything we had done with it. That made me very happy. So all and all things are hopeful. I have found a few apartments that I am interested in, but I am not jumping the gun yet. Time will only tell where things are going to go......

I am hopeful and ready to get this part over with and move on to the next chapter of my life. :)


  1. Hi Jessie, big hugs. I hate dealing with any kind of pushy sales person. I don't know how I'd ever deal with realtors, the last time I bought a car I was in tears. Honestly, American busines people need to take nice pills. I love your home. I wish I could buy it.

    P.S. I love your new design for "Make Everyday Count." Really cute.

  2. I'm glad you had a good open house after having to deal with that unpleasant character. I would LOVE to have your house!
    Is it possible that this person was just saying this stuff to get you to accept a lower bid?
    That's so cool that the original owners walked through as well.
    Best of luck with it all!

  3. What a jerk! Your house is awesome!

    Good luck with the selling!

  4. If your house was in California.. i'd trade you mine! It's a beautiful house Jess- maybe too hip for certain people's tastes. I get that all the time with the things I pick for our homes and I just take into consideration- their lack of style:) So sorry to hear that you have to sell your home. It's been a while since I checked up on your blog. I know how much love and hard work you and your hubby put into it. Whoever the lucky buyer is will be one fortunate soul!
    Mod Diva

  5. Well I think your house is adorable and you have done a great job, from looking at the pics! My husband and I just bought a house that we are fixing up & I cant wait to be able to look back at all the work we have done & be proud of the creativity! The right buyer will find your house & appreciate all the amazing things you have done to it!


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