I'm so upset I could cry (and I probably will later).
DH and I have been house hunting for at least 7 months. We looked casually for about a year before that but we've been regularly checking ads and seeing houses for about the last 7 months with our realtor.
We saw one on Friday that was pretty perfect. The outside needed work (wood shingle, very ugly pea soup green paint, cracked cement patio in the back) but the inside was great - lots of space, five bedrooms, closets everywhere, a little more and a half-acre in the back. We loved it.
We made an appointment to see it again tonight with his parents (who are helping us with a down payment) and I just got a text from our realtor saying that the sellers accepted an offer so the house was basically taken out from under us.
I'm so angry. I wanted that house. We both wanted it. I know it was putting the cart before the horse since we hadn't even made an offer but DH sent a link to the house to our realtor MONTHS ago and he never got back to us. Granted, we didn't follow up either but isn't it his job to get us in to see the houses we send him? I just feel like he's not working as hard as he should to get us into a house. This isn't the first time we've asked him to get us in to see a house and he's either forgotten or not been aggressive enough and then all of a sudden the house is gone. He's in school and has another job and is an all-around busy guy. I feel like we are not a priority.
We don't need to move before the baby arrives, we could make our house work for a little bit but I really don't need the extra stress of house hunting, mortgage crap, packing, moving and settling into a new house with an infant and a toddler (and two dogs.)
I know I'm hormonal but I'm raging. I want to fire our realtor and find someone else.