Originally Posted by jakhamma
haha, it is the apartment i was thinking of.
Yeah, so I saw this thing listed online the day I started looking for a place to buy and instantly phoned the realtor to get a viewing set up. The lady at Remax conencted me to another realestate agent and I basically began working with her instead. i insisted on being shown this place asap and she was like sure I'll set it up for the day after tomorrow.
So we meet in yaletown then and she goes to show me this place and a couple others she picked out. Well, she didn't get the right place and took me to some other place a block away and I was pretty pissed. She promises to set it up for the weekend and then the next day when I look for the listing online I see that it's been sold and taken down. I was pretty pissed off.
Anyways, we go abotu looking at other places in the area for the next 10 days and then randomly I get an email from the website saying that this place was back on the market and for 50k cheaper, SCORE! So obv I arrange to see it that day and find out that basically the prev buyer lived out east and had bought it with a week or something to remove subjects but missed her deadline and passed on the place becasue she wasn't able to actually see it in time. The prev owner I guess was getting married and him and his fiance were both selling and buying a new place so were maybe desperate to sell quick and droped the price.
Anyways, I saw it and instantly made an offer subject to financing etc and then found out that that bitch woman from out east had made another offer but this time with 2 weeks to remove subjects etc but also with i *think* something like only a few days to remove them should another offer be made. So if she passed on the place THEEEEN I got it. So we basically sweet talked the other realtor and offered ~5k more for the place and waited a few days and then put the offer in on Holy Thursday ie. easter long weekend when people are with family and it's really hard to travel, so if she wanted the place she'd have to have financing secured on a long weekend and she'd have to buy it w/o seeing it and w/o having much knowledge of Vancouver so she passed and I picked it up.
just to prove that it was undervalued, the place was only listed for a few days before the first time it was conditionally sold, and then a couple days before it was conditionally sold again + with my offer, and then while I was removing subjects there were 2 other offers made on the place.