Friday, February 24, 2012

The Murray Curse

It strikes again.

We have a saying in the family. It's sort of like Murphy's law, where if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. We call it the Murray curse. If I am driving on a remote stretch of highway in the middle of the night and come upon a traffic light, it will turn red. Just because it can, and it's me. It seems like a lot of the things we deal with as a family never quite pan out the way we want them to.

As you know we have been pursuing a home to call our own. We put in an initial offer hoping to get lucky on a really good deal. They came back with a counter offer that was a little high for us but we countered back with a good, solid offer. They countered back again this morning, so we countered back to within $2,000.00. We have come up way more than they have come down but our Realtor thought we were right where we needed to be. I get a call tonight. There has been another offer and the house is being shown this coming Sunday. So now we've been told to bring our best offer this coming Monday at 5:00 pm. This house has been listed for over two months with no interest. Now that we have a good feeling and lock on it, everybody else comes out. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH. This process may take longer than I thought. We'll put together a good offer for Monday and cross our fingers.

The home and Garden show is this weekend so I think we'll head down to it and see the latest offerings. I'll snap some pictures tomorrow and get some information.


1 comment:

  1. Our motto? Never let your emotions get in the way. Always be prepared to walk away from it. You just might be getting "played".

    I would let them know that YOUR offer will be withdrawn by X:00 (name a reasonable time PRIOR to the supposed showing. That way they know that you're serious but can't be played with.)

    What is it they say? A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush. You are a sure thing. Someone else is not.

    Take it or leave it. And let them know that you're more than happy to leave it. There are other houses out there.

    Just my 2 cents.