I don’t think I’ve ever been this nervous. Of all the stuff I’ve done, I have never actually felt the need to toss my breakfast as much as I did this morning.
But hey, I got to nail his lawyer on his “you got a great deal on this property” question. Yeah, I got a great deal, if you call paying $5k over only to find out there are electrical issues and the so-called functioning HVAC (according to the receipts and the appraisal) wasn’t functioning. I also got to watch his agent squirm and run away from me, yet again.
The verdict? Against me, but I won the counter-claim. The judge also said that it sounded more like I had a potential fraud case against the agent, as he continued to pull the “the warranty will pay for it” assurance, then proceeded to guaranty that it didn’t by turning in an appraisal that said it didn’t work.
That said, I agree with my lawyer. The agent was contracted to represent the seller to me and my agent and act as a go-between for him and me/my agent. Anything he said made the seller responsible for what he said, kinda like a salesperson saying something untrue about a product and when the product fails the store is responsible to the consumer to “fix” it. Oh well, I’m looking into other means to follow up with this against the agent. And from what it looked like, the seller is going to be seeking restitution for this trip against his agent. If that’s the case, I’ll gladly testify.
But it’s over. Finally.