So here we are having moved up to Seattle. We're staying in temporary housing, which is nice and all, but we don't have any of our crap and our kids are kind of climbing the walls. We're VERY incented to find a place to live -- specifically, a 12-month lease on a house of some sort.
We got a rental tour nine days ago. A beautiful Saturday. First house on the list, really really nice place in north Redmond, exactly the neighborhood we wanted, great floorplan, we were totally into it. House was listed as "for sale or rent whichever comes first" (it'd been for sale for months and they just dropped the price and put it up for rent at the same time). We got in the first rental offer on it. They confirmed that we had the first offer, and said it was all good -- the house was ours. We were extremely psyched... only one house, and a total winner! Our agent was happy, everyone happy.
We signed the lease a few days later. Apparently the owner's wife was in Singapore, so there was a delay in signing the lease on their end. In retrospect that should have been a huge red flag. They were supposed to sign on Saturday, but they rescheduled to Monday (e.g. yesterday).
Yesterday they told our agent they needed to reschedule AGAIN. She was like, what the fuck, and she pushed back. Then it came out that the motherfuckers got an offer to buy sometime last week, and had been working through contingencies for the last several days, WITHOUT TELLING US. And sure enough, they wound up giving us the boot yesterday. So we completely wasted nine days because these swine bastards flat out lied to us.
In the grand scheme of things, this is dealable. We're not out any money and we're gonna find another reasonable place. But still, it sucks to be deceived and to have lost a house we were really excited about. Moral for us: never, ever give someone a week to sign. If they don't sign in one or two days, tell them to fuck right off.
So this thread is about lying real estate fucking scumbags. Post your worst horror stories here plzkthxbai!!!!!