Compromise is Not a Dirty Word

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Real Estate Broker with Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com MA Broker Lic 148149
Compromise is Not a Dirty Word

No, I am not talking politics....although the same premise does apply there as well.
 
I am talking real estate. In most real estate transactions, there is a fair amount of compromise.....price, repairs, and other terms are all negotiated. Too often I find parties digging in their heels about who is "right" and what is "fair".  


compromiseRight and fair really depend on perspective.
Every once in a while I have a deal where the other side is not moving on anything and it seems empirically unfair. Most of the time, it seems that from their perspective they are giving on something. 

Of course, my job is to negotiate the best terms possible for my buyers. The Sellers are also represented most of the time and they are working toward the best terms for their clients.  Quite often, we meet in the middle. In other words, we compromise.  Usually, both sides are happy.  Sometimes both sides are unhappy. Either case seems to indicate that we are in the right place. 

Buyers and Sellers need to remember that compromise is not a dirty word.  In the end, if the home is one you really want to buy (or sell) and the price is fair, try not to get too caught up in the little details that end up derailing a deal. 

 
If you are looking to buy a home in the Canton MA area, contact your Canton MA Buyer Broker.

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Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate
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Christine - How true - a true compromise has both parties feeling the same way about the results

September 12, 2012 08:00 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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The first managing broker I ever had used to say, "It's not a win if it's not a win for everyone."  Compromise really is necessary to get anywhere when negotiating a contract.

September 12, 2012 10:17 AM
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Featured in the group;  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.


September 12, 2012 10:18 AM
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Christine Smith
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
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Andrew...mediate usually ends up with a better result!

Christiansen Team....even if they get some of what they want but not all, it should be a good thing! Thanks!

Michael....sometimes in spite of our best efforts they get caught up in the minutiae anyway!

Richie...some people are never happy...it is a choice.

Jeanne....LOL!!  I try to stay out of politics in my blogging but that is a good suggestion!

Kathy...sometimes both are happy & sometimes both are unhappy.

Chris Ann....thanks for the feature!  I am honored!  

September 12, 2012 11:11 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty of Clermont FL
Cam Realty and Property Management

Role of a Realtor is so very important when it comes to negotiating and usually its the small stuff!! To keep the transactions alive, each party needs to compromise.

September 14, 2012 07:21 PM
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Author Bio: Christine Smith has over 25 years of experience in real estate. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and law degree from Boston College Law School. She lives and works in Canton, Massachusetts.

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