I said, "Son I can afford anything you have on this lot. Look for me back in a few hours with the same car I am looking at, but from your competition."
A very immature thing, but I did it. I drove back with the same Caprice, parked it out front to show that salesman. I was too ignorant to know it didn't bother most salesman their attitude is, you win some you lose some.
I have done better since. There are times shoppers are looking for a certain thing, but in shopping find out that for a few $ more, they can have this. And you know what? Just for a little more we can have the deluxe, and it keeps on going if you are not careful.
As most know, we are looking for a home in Florida, so when the MH is out, we can winter in Florida and go back to a home in North Carolina for the summer. We live simple. This motor home is about 320 sqft. We have no problem with small and compact. We also do not like payments, so we know the range in which we must stay to buy and repair.
When you see a great place that is $10,000 more if you are not careful you will say, hey, go for it. So realistic we want to spend less than $60,000 for a comfortable place to live, fish and enjoy a winter. We could handle a 1 BR 1 bath, but prefer the option of 2BR+ and 2 Baths.
The problem we find is that when we like it, all of a sudden someone else liked it SOONER, and there is a contract. We have settled on the ugliest house we have seen that we can afford. Kathi, our Realtor says, ours is the second offer, but they have not accepted either. So my mind goes into high gear. Maybe we should offer full price. So we are going to do that. We will not know the results of our offer until later.
I have been doing some calculations and I am relatively sure by adding one wall we can have a functional 3BR 2 BAth home.
If we get it I will explain how we will make the two joined bedrooms usable with privacy!
Now the ball is in the bank's court, so we wait. If it doesn't go, there will be another.
Just an idea.
Car collection in Belmont, NC (Not mine!)