*This is the second installment of a six-part blog series regarding negotiating real estate... I mean, anything! Previous posts: Intro; Part 1; A flexible buyer or seller makes for a dangerous negotiator. The more ammo you have, the more levers you can pull, the more tools in your belt creates opportunity to be creative. In baseball, a pitcher … Continue reading Negotiating: Adding and Subtracting From Your Pitch
*This is the first installment of a six-part blog series regarding negotiating real estate... I mean, anything! You can find the intro to this series here. Before any negotiation, it is crucial to know how much you are willing to spend, or accept, in order to broker a successful deal. Determining this "walk-away" number has all … Continue reading Negotiating: What Is Your “Walk-Away” Number?
*This is the intro to a six-part blog series regarding negotiating real estate... I mean, anything! My former boss was a pretty skilled negotiator. For more than eight years, he ran talent acquisitions for the organization and negotiated hundreds of deals totaling over $1 billion in contracts. I spent some time with him a few years … Continue reading New Series: Negotiating
My father's generation was much more open to enlisting in the military than the generations that followed. A lot of that had to do with the tremendous impact and consequences of World War II. My father was born in 1939, just over two years prior to the United States entering WWII. By the time he … Continue reading Veterans Day Observed
"I ain't afraid of no ghosts" ... or are you??? In the spirit of Halloween, let's lurk into the subject of haunted houses and what you need to know when buying or selling a "stigmatized property". Have you ever walked into an open house and just felt something was a bit off? Maybe the listing price … Continue reading HAUNTED: What To Know About Stigmatized Properties
A FSBO sign ($3.99) and Sharpie (4 for $599) ... Translation? No deals to be found here...My father in-law let me borrow his pressure washer recently. Mold had been growing pretty intensely on my foundation and back deck and I couldn't wait to blast it to oblivion. Plus, he was saving me $100 on a … Continue reading FSBO: For Sale By Owner
A couple of months ago, the owners of the home next to us decided to completely renovate their two-unit property in order to maximize their earning potential in a sizzling Newburyport rental market. In doing so, they realized that they had two trees in their backyard that obstructed a perfect view of the Merrimack River. … Continue reading Blue Minded: Is there science behind Seacoast living?