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Tomorrow's the day... [Feb. 25th, 2010|12:11 pm]
Me, the seller, and both agents are sitting down tomorrow at 9:30 am.

I'm ready to walk away; I'm ready to make a fair offer. I'm not ready to be cheated, or to overpay for the house, and I'm not in any way confused or confounded by side issues.

We have multiple similar houses, *all* cheaper than the price I'll pay for this house, including the Nearly Perfect Rambler. Yes, this house is slightly nicer than most - that's why I'm willing to pay more for it.

I'm ready to explain all of the issues.

Most importantly, I know exactly what I want. All I need to do is find out what the seller wants, and if our wants are compatible.

This is actually the kind of sales I used to think I could do well. "Here's what I have; it's good stuff. Do you want this? Does it meet your needs? Is it worth what I'm asking to get in return? If so *great* - if not, cool, I don't want you to leave this table without being happy with our deal."

[User Picture]From: janetmiles
2010-02-25 08:38 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping for the best possible outcome.
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2010-02-25 08:48 pm (UTC)
This is such a perfect attitude. Good for you, and may you get the right house at the right price.
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[User Picture]From: ladysprite
2010-02-25 09:26 pm (UTC)
Best of luck - I'll be thinking of you, and hoping everything goes well....
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From: kightp
2010-02-26 02:43 am (UTC)
As others note, you're in *exactly* the right headspace for tomorrow's meeting. And if it turns out that they can't handle it, well, you've learned a helluva lot about the process that will stand you in good stead on the next offer!

Just let me know if I need to start making new floorplans. (-:
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[User Picture]From: wyang
2010-02-26 05:39 pm (UTC)

May fortune smile upon you.

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[User Picture]From: laura_alive
2010-02-27 01:21 am (UTC)
and how did it go this morning? Inquiring minds want to know!
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2010-03-01 05:19 pm (UTC)
Well, you already know the answer to that, by now, even if you're not following LJ. And it's surprisingly good to come in to work and not have to worry about what calls I have to make to negotiate about the house.
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