Why is my buying agent pushing me to ask for less deficiencies- inspector found major plumbingissuesThe out of town seller accepted my first offer, $235,000 cash for a triplex in Bayou St John area. The house was listed as being in very good condition and after bringing a friend who is a carpenter through the house, he determined we might have $2000 worth of repairs due to settling cracks(which seller assured us the structural issues causing this had already been repaired). Upon home inspection we found that there were multiple wood sills touching the ground, an entire pier missing from the center of the house, a break in the sewage line, multiple crusty rusted pipes that look like they are about to crumble apart, moisture damage floor of one bath w/ a toilet about to fall through the floor. I had a mold inspection done which I still don't have results from but estimate of $2000 to repair and hvac inspector said I would need to clean all central a/cs for about $1500. After reviewing these unexpected deficiencies that show the house is clearly not in Very Good condition as the seller had it listed, my friend the carpenter suggested I ask for no less than $15000 in deficiencies. When I met with my agent to prepare negotiating papers, she urged me not to ask for too much as this might piss off the seller and they could come back to me and refuse to drop the price at all. She actually already had the paperwork done asking for $12000 in deficiencies. It was late and she was already drinking wine so I told her not to bother retyping, just leave it at $12000. Now I feel like she bullied me into this to squeeze out every penny of her commission. Shouldn't her job be to get me the best deal, not to get her and the selling agent the highest commision? She keeps telling me that both she and the selling agent think I'm getting a really good deal, but I don't give a crap b/c I wasn't expecting all of these issues.October 16 2010 - Mid-City00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.