Now what (L/O)? - Posted by Karen (NY)
Posted by Karen (NY) on January 07, 1999 at 11:34:29:
Still trying to work with that woman in NC to lease-option her home. Summary follows, for those who haven’t read my last posts. Basically, it’s been empty since 1996. PITI approx. $400-$425 per month. Price is $150,000 (appraised last year) but she’s willing to drop. It’s been listed with a Realtor, but has only been shown 5-6 times in two years. Plus, the sign at the house got run over a few months ago and the agent hadn’t had a chance to get over a put up a new one. I spoke with her last Thursday. She seemed very interested. I was to call Monday to discuss with her and her husband.
Well, I’ve had no luck contacting her. No one was home Monday. Finally, I left a message saying I would call back Tuesday. Tuesday not only was no one home, but no answering machine either! I drove by the house the other day and lo and behold, there’s a new Realtor sign, with fresh footprints in the snow.
My guess is that the seller called the Realtor who said, “don’t do it, it’s a scam,” and now she’s avoiding me. I sent her some info (Bill Bronchick’s Special Report) with a nice cover letter. She certainly should have it by today, even allowing for recent bad weather and my extremely rural location.
Any thoughts on my next step? Do I keep calling? What do I say if I speak to her?
Thanks, as always!