We looked at a house the other month. The photos looked great. Real nice and relaxing.
When I went to view it – I was shocked. They had obviously used photoshop to make it look appealing. The whole area is a building site. There was no road to get to the house – just a muddy/dusty path. Not impressed. Not impressed at all.
Real Estate agents here are stupid. Why do they waste so much time and money – showing people houses which are nothing like the houses advertised? Do they think people will accept something which clearly is not as described?
Who is paying the bill for the Agent to show me around? The fuel, the car, the insurance, phone calls and the physical time? Who pays for that? How can they expect to cover these costs when showing people houses which they are not expecting to see.
The house we currently have is showing it’s age. The paint is falling off all the walls around the pool/garden. It’s not something I like to look at.
Two of the three bedrooms are not used – except for somewhere for Miss Tim to put her clothes and shoes.
I want to down-size. Two bedrooms and no pool. I am fed up with the pool cleaners / gardeners in the garden more than I am. I am the only one that uses the pool – so I think it’s a waste. If there is a 2 bed house with a Communal pool then I’d be happy.
So.. we asked the Agent…. Two beds and no pool. Easy right?
Not long after, we got a call about a house… 5 beds and massive pool. What is it I am doing wrong?
The houses which the Agent gave us info on were all rubbish. Honestly, I don’t know how these people are in business. This sub-standard would not be acceptable in the UK that’s for sure.
I took it upon myself to find a place. An hour later I found it.
New(ish) house. three beds (2 beds and 1 office). Communal pool which is a 30 second walk and also has a gym/club house.
Rent was not a lot which is also a bonus.
TAKE MY MONEY!!
Deal done 10 mins after I saw the house.
Had to handover 2 months deposit because we have cats. As we all know, it’s rare to ever get a deposit back, so I was not happy about this. Having said that, my cats are little bastards and will probably wreck the place.
Looking forward to next month when I can sit in the Jacuzzi with my ice-coffee and kick back for the month.