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September 17, 2010

Are you…YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY?

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,For Buyers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 3:18 pm

…in terms of buying Philly Condos?

OMG…I just did a deal in which the buyer of a Center City Condo was her own worst enemy in the deal. It was rather shocking….I thought 21 years experience would insure that I had seen it all- but this deal was a ball-buster. And I thought I was the crazy one in the bunch! 🙂 The buyer just kept creating problems….for issues that were remote, and minuscule. After a week of haggling, the deal finally got signed- but not without significant arm twisting (reasoning).

Case in point-  Who gives a crap if the seller refuses to leave the curtain rods….are you kidding me? Am I on one of those hidden camera shows?  You mean to tell me that you are going to walk away from a $500,000 condo it took you six months to find because of a $100 detail?   Think about it…..are you nutty, or are you certifiable? 🙂

Keep your eye on the big picture….that’s my advice. Let go of the little details, and keep your focus. Too many times, I find that buyers and sellers are just in it to cause the other side pain, without regard to their own time and efforts….and long term happiness. So when negotiating, it is sometimes helpful to take a step back, and look at the big picture. Like a marriage, real estate transactions are all about giving and compromising…even when you think you are doing the lions share of the work!

Mark Wade
www.CenterCityCondos.com
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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