Relocating- First Hand Experience Part 17

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Real Estate Agent with Regent Property Group 0480809

Man, I want to scream!!  My husband is in Austin right now to check on the house... the workers were there late last night, but you've gotta wonder why.  Look at this picture. 

First, the cabinets are wrong.  That tiny tiny drawer, underneath the opening for the oven, is supposed to be a full-sized drawer.  This was confirmed a few weeks ago when we saw the tiny drawer in another house.  We were told that we were getting a full-sized drawer and not to worry.  What got put in the house?  And now that tile is in, it's going to be a little harder to wrip out and put in the correct one.

What else is wrong with the cabinets, you might ask?  There are supposed to be a row of stack drawers, you know, for tupperware containers and such. Where are the stack drawers?

Now, look at the tile floor.  Do you see the pattern?  Pattern?  There isn't supposed to be a pattern, but there is!! This same tile was actually laid in the showroom so we could see what the final product looked like. There are several "different" tiles to the "pattern" and with several different ones, there shouldn't be two of the same right next to each other, especially in the same orientation.  Why didn't they at least turn the tiles another direction?

I'm so frustrated, there aren't even words to describe what I'm feeling about this situation...

Breathe, Donna, breathe... breathe in, breathe out, repeat...

Ok, so after I sent an email to the builder, after leaving two voicemails this morning, I decided to look at things that I like.  Look at this awesome Slate floor.  It's still pretty dusty, but you can see some of the detail.  It's not what I expected since we currently have slate in our house, but this looks pretty good.

I'm wondering if all these mistakes would have been made if the original builder wasn't laid off and if our red-lined plans did not disappear...........

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Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

It's more than OUCH!  There are many more words that have been said, but are not publishable...

February 26, 2009 02:57 PM
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Debi Ernst
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors

  Donna - I'm sorry about all of your frustrations.  :(   You know how it's supposed to look, but it all looks beautiful to me!  I hope they get everything else right!  :)

 

February 26, 2009 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

Debi, 20 bucks at least 10 more things go wrong!

February 26, 2009 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
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MeLisa Minter
Broker, SFR, Kaufman County Short Sale Specialist
Carl Thomas and Associates Real Estate - 972-962-2500

Wow.... I feel for you.  Hang in there.

What builder was this again??

March 02, 2009 06:52 PM
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

MeLisa, I'm trying to hang in... It's funny that you ask what builder because I have never mentioned the builder's name in a single one of my blogs about the entire building process, and only a couple of people have emailed me offline to ask... and I rather not mention it now!  I don't want to burn any bridges in case I have clients who want to build with them, plus I have sold several of their homes in Dallas over the years, and all those clients are happy.

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