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December 2015

December 7, 2015

Real Estate Deals That Crash And Burn

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,For Buyers,For Sellers,General Real Estate — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 9:29 am

Let’s say you have a condo to sell at say The Philadelphian 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. and you strike a deal with a buyer.  You then have to pack up, hire a moving company, etc etc.  That is a lot of work for any seller….and the stress can be equally heavy.  And the one question on your mind is whether or not the deal is going to implode along the way.

It happens- more often than you may think as there are many potential bumps in the road from the home inspection to the mortgage process to the condo doc review period.


How do you know if this is going to happen to your deal or not?


Truth be told…it all comes down to one thing: DOES THIS BUYER REALLY REALLY WANT YOUR CONDO?  Because if he or she does…they will make it happen. They will suffer the perceived injustices of the home inspection. They will roll with the bumps in the road in terms of the mortgage. They will put up the curveballs that inevitably come down the pike. IF they want your condo- they will make it happen.

I see it all the time. Your buyer’s motivation level is the barometer for a successful close to the transaction- If the buyer wants your condo bad enough- he or she WILL make it happen and will put up with everything thrown in their path to ownership of your condo. They will tolerate the fact that your heater is older than expected, your electrical service is a bit out of date, the mortgage company tells them they have to put MORE money down, etc etc.  IF they want it bad enough, they will roll with the punches.

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