Don't Fight Absolute Truths In Life Or Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

IkeTwo years ago heading towards the Texas coast was something I called an "absolute truth" called Hurricane Ike. It made me think

Don't Fight Absolute Truths In Life Or Real Estate.

Some would have you believe we can always live in the grey areas. Moral relativism. Wishy washy stands. They never have had a hurricane bear down on them. All I can say to them, "Look at the satellite image, here it comes, ready or not, Mr. Grey area." If your gas gauge on your car reads empty, you're not going anywhere. If you stand on the roof of your house and jump off of it, you will hit the ground and it will not be a soft landing.

Whether some care to believe things about truth or not I am trying to say there are some things that are "ABSOLUTE."

In real estate you may get in discussions that everything is negotiable. Is that true?

Well, maybe to a point, but AGAIN, live in the real world with me for just a nanosecond. EVERYTHING is not relative and mushy. SOME things can be absolute banging around in the real estate industry. For example:

  • Did you know a REALTOR does not have to take you as a buyer based on their running their own business and a REALTOR does not have to take your sales side listing also based on their business needs? Shocking isn't it? BUT absolutely true.
  • A seller doesn't have to sell his house to you even though it is listed and on the market, if he or she refuses to do a contract or withdraws it. Even if it was advertised, shown, listed in the MLS, and had several open houses on it. Doesn't have to sell it. Another absolute.
  • A bank or lender does not have to approve a short sale even though you as a buyer have done everything they asked for. Ridiculous right? But another absolute truth.

So be careful thinking the world still doesn't have a lot of black and white still in it, cause it does. And remember the visual of the hurricane bearing down on you and you live in Galveston getting ready to have your house blown away on the island. Better get across that bridge to the mainland. ABSOLUTE doesn't wait for you to think about it !!!

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Gary - When I hear a client say, "Everything is negotiable," I often respond, "To a point, but there is a place where the rubber hitting the road reaches reality."  By the way I didn't have my glasses on when I first read your subject line.  I thought it read, "Don't Fight Obese Truths In Life Or Real Estate."  I think it was a message for me to stay on my diet:-)

August 19, 2010 01:26 PM
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Martha Brown
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Well said Gary. So many things in life are not negotiable nor absolute for that matter. Whether in life or in real estate it is one day and one transaction at a time. :0)

August 19, 2010 03:27 PM
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Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

....and another "Absolute" is that you always write terrific posts, Gary.  There is some comfort in some "absolutes". 

August 19, 2010 11:07 PM
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I used to live near Galveston, but was afraid to work on the Island, because I heard that they closed the causeway when hurricanes came, and if you weren't off the Island, well...too bad. After a year, I realized there was fair warning, and I got a job on the Island...  I worked there for a year, and then moved on, because I knew that hurricane season was an absolute in Galveston, and it was not a negotiable weather system that I was willing to deal with. 

August 20, 2010 12:49 AM
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Allison Stewart
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Gary- I love how you see things and how well you help to see them as well.

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