I am so dissapointed.....

  1. I am so discouraged. We found some new great looking big homes In the southeast part of Phoenix for a great price so we contacted a realtor and she started doing some homework for us. Apparently she went to the site and it was a great area of Gilbert, AZ. We were so excited and ready to go there in 2 weeks to start paperwork and all.

    Well, I got a detailed map of Phoenix and the Gilbert area and this so called great neiborhood homes all back up to the railroad, I mean their backyard wall is right next to the railroad so I can't tell you how dissapointed we were that it WAS too good to be true and I also can't believe the realtor, she never mentioned the railroad.

    Oh well, I guess we'll continue looking....and will get a different realtor for sure.
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  3. by   dphrn
    Definately get a new realtor! That should have been mentioned right away, especially since you are out of the area. Tell her the truth why you will no longer need her services too. I once had a realtor not show us a house because SHE did not like the layout of the house. We later looked at that house (with the listing realtor) and loved it, but there was already a bid on it. So, we lost out on a house because of her likes and dislikes. I told her we no longer were interested in her services because of that reason. Nicely but honestly...the only way to go.

    I believe that this house was probably not meant to be for you. I have bought four houses and with three of them, I had thought I had found the perfect home and each one fell through for one reason or another. With each of those houses that fell through, I ended up finding the "perfect" house each time.

    I know it can be very discouraging. Be thankful that you found out before any contract was signed. Your house is out there and you will find it. There is a reason you did not get this particular house. You will look back one day and know the answer. With each bid that we put on a house that didn't go through, along came a house I loved even more than the one we did not get.

    Since my husband is in the Air Force and we move and buy often, I would highly recommend you make a house hunting trip when buying before making any decisions. It does cost to make the trip, but it is well worth it. If and when you find the right house, a contract can be written and accepted while you are there. The closing can be done if you are in a different state without a problem...we have done that twice.

    I got a little carried away but as you can tell...I love real estate! Good luck. I know you will find your dream home!
  4. by   SusanJean
    Did you find out if the railroad track is used and how often?
    We have one across the street from us, but the neighbors' property is some of the most valued in the area because of the size of lots and river view. (Not to mention adjacent parks.) A train comes through 1-2 times a day. No one thinks twice about it. 2nd set of tracks, on all the maps, has not been used in at least 10 yrs.
  5. by   Tweety
    Good luck in finding something.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    sounds like one of the reasons for the great price.
    i'm sorry you're disappointed and hopefully will find a home that suits all your requirements.

    leslie
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from FUNRN
    I am so discouraged. We found some new great looking big homes In the southeast part of Phoenix for a great price so we contacted a realtor and she started doing some homework for us. Apparently she went to the site and it was a great area of Gilbert, AZ. We were so excited and ready to go there in 2 weeks to start paperwork and all.

    Well, I got a detailed map of Phoenix and the Gilbert area and this so called great neiborhood homes all back up to the railroad, I mean their backyard wall is right next to the railroad so I can't tell you how dissapointed we were that it WAS too good to be true and I also can't believe the realtor, she never mentioned the railroad.

    Oh well, I guess we'll continue looking....and will get a different realtor for sure.
    I lived in Gilbert in the late 80s to 90s. After what they have done to it (development wise) I would not pay a plug nickle to live there now. It's all too horribly developed and all the houses look just the same. Keep looking....you can certainly do better. I am sorry you are disappointed.

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