I'll probably just end up leaving a crumpled wad of 20s on the nightstand.
March 29, 2011 12:51 PM Subscribe
After being nickel-and-dimed to death throughout the process of buying a home in NYC, I have learned from our real estate lawyer that we will be expected-but-not-required to tip
the Title Closer about $150 at the closing.
Really? I mean... really?
Homebuyers, what is your experience with this?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (49 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've talked to a number of people about this, and half say "Oh, yeah, you should be prepared for that" while the other half say "What? That's absurd! When I bought my house, nobody mentioned anything like that! Someone's taking you for a ride!". Googling reveals a similar split.
Yes, a couple hundred bucks is a drop in the bucket when compared to what gets thrown around in a home purchase, but a c-note is a c-note. And the feeling I'm being taken advantage of makes me feel dirty.
Anonymous 'cause my username's googlable... and at one person involved in this process has proven to be extremely sensitive to anything he might perceive as a complaint.