Monday, March 07, 2005

Realtor Messes Up

The electrician showed up at the property this morning at 7 AM to start working. The sellers had no knowledge he was coming and were on their way to work. As a result, we have to reschedule. This pisses me off because I spoke with the seller's agent twice last week - the last time was Friday afternoon - and told them about this. I was assured the sellers would be told, but apparently that didn't happen.

I did get to speak with the electrician though - Rocky is his name. I can't say I've ever met anyone named Rocky before. Anyway, I spoke with him briefly about aluminum wiring. If I want to replace all the outlets and pigtail the connections to use copper wires, it will be about a 2 day job and will run about $10/outlet for parts, plus labor. Based on the square footage of the house, he guesstimated the whole job would cost about $1,500. I think I will get this done. It's a safety issue and will help when it comes to selling the house, I think. This still leaves me $1,000 in my budget for other repairs. To save some money, I may end up just cleaning the carpet instead of replacing it.

So, I think I'm just going to wait until escrow closes and the sellers have moved out before having the electrician back. He said it'd be easier with all the furniture gone anyway. I just got off the phone with the escrow agent and they are still waiting for the title report to come back. He expects it today. If we get that today, we should be able to close tomorrow or Wednesday, the sellers will be out two days after that, and then I can get people working on the property full time.

1 comment:

Shaun said...

Heard from the seller's agent's assistant and she claims she did tell them about the electrician on Friday and said the seller's might be having a "senior moment." I believe her. She's also going to push the title agent to get this deal closed ASAP.

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