Remax Real Estate, Columbia, SC Complaint - Incompetent agent, I got screwed
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Remax agent at Bush River Rd. office sold me a houwe that had polybutylene plumbing pipe. This was revealed on disclosure. I did not know what polybutylene pipe was or that there was any problem with it. Agent knew, but did not inform me of all the problems with polybutylene pipe leaking. I could have negotiated for a reduced price on the house because of this plumbing, but lost that opportunity because agent did not warn me or suggest I do so. Ultimately I had to replace all the polybutylene pipe in my house at substantial expense to me. Class action lawsuit of no value unless you have "Qualifing" leaks. Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, and Real Estate Commission all bounced my complaint around one to the other, each saying it was the others responsibility to handle, so no one did and nothing got done. Eventually they all said I had waited too long so nothing they could do. Agent Jane McWhite's incompetence and apathy cost me a huge headache and a considerable amount of money. I paid agent to represent my best interest. She failed completely.