Small short spurts
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'm trying something new. Again. Still. Whatever.
Short POV's from the BDHs. I figured it was worth a try. If it doesn't eventually work out I'll go back to scripts. No biggie. I'm just playing a little.
Life continues to be life. We spoke with a real estate agent. We will speak to another one. We did not like him or what he had to say. If I heard the phrase "I don't mean to be the grim reaper but.." come out of his mouth one more time I would likely have slapped him repeatedly. I'm fairly confident that he does not have any idea who or what the grim reaper is, nor what the phrase he was trying to use actually may be. What a schmuck.
We found his suggested selling price of 40K less than we paid for the house just 3 years ago a bit hard to swallow. So did the Realtor we had used at that transaction. You should have seen the look on her face. She assured us that she would try to find someone else to work with us. She is located 60 miles away now, so she cannot do it herself or the meeting would never have occurred.
The market has not fluctuated that much in either direction where we are located.
Telling us that if the property were three miles *thataway* we might get what we need did not help our estimation of him. We're out in the middle of Nofreakingwhere, corner of Hicks and Ville,three miles down a state highway connecting to the Interstate. It is so very rural as to be largely farmland and forest. There are at least 600 feet of separation between any two dwellings out here. We are on 8 acres, and that's a fairly small parcel for these parts.
Don't try to tell me there's a "better address" three miles away because I know it's hogwash. There are no neighborhoods out here. The Amish are not dragging down property values as they slowly move in. It's not like they're the Crips or something for pity's sake.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:26 AM


Wow...that's just nucking futs;)

Still...I say 1) experiment away and 2) I hope the new real estate agent your realtor finds is a whole lot smarter than that last one;)


Wednesday, October 18, 2006 3:24 AM


Its always been my understanding that residing in an area near Amish people is desirable.
They are quiet, keep to themselves but respect those who aren't Amish, and generally goos neighbors.
Do you have an Amish neighbor who would want to buy your land?
I'm in Maryland, where prices are outlandish and the market has cooled somewhat...but I find it really hard to believe an agent would be sooo stupid to just give you the brush off like that.
Good Luck.


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