Please tell me that the people on this show are not as stupid as they appear to be.
Tonight, I watched a couple "buy" a house near Portland, OR. It said they'd been looking for a house for EIGHT MONTHS? Really? If I had been their real estate agent I would have told them a loooong time ago, "Look guys, you're a sweet couple, but evidently, there is a disconnect somewhere. Either the kind of house you're looking for isn't on the market, or it just doesn't exist. I think you might be happier with a different agent. Good luck to you..."
And the wife says, "I don't want a house that has any character... I like cookie-cutter houses..." OMG! Is this person FOR REAL?
And then she says, "I want a laundry room on the second floor..." And I'm thinking to myself, yup, you'll want one on the second floor until a pipe happens to burst and the ceilings on the first floor fall in on your head, and then you'll think twice. By that time it'll be too late. (And going up and down the stairs a few times a day would have been good for her... just sayin'...)
The husband says, "We're really picky; we know what we want and we're going to hold out until we get it." Okay, if you're that picky, open up your wallet and throw in an extra hundred thousand or so. There's nothing that cash can't cure! If you've got a beer budget and a champagne wallet, then you'd better learn to LOVE beer!
I know that these people have already bought their house before they appear on this show, but do the producers tell them to act stupid? Ugh! It's getting to the point where I can't stand to watch. I just like seeing what's on the market in other areas of the country, so I just grin and bear it.
Are you kidding with this picture?
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