Friday, March 18, 2011


Some things are just not fun. Negotiating is one of them. It pits one party against the other, each wanting what the other has.

We are now in the midst of negotiating for a townhouse. Our bid is considered reasonable by our realtor and a "waste of time" by the seller, a large company who took it over on a foreclosure.

Our position is a cash offer with no contingencies, immediate sale, based on the fact that townhouses in this complex are simply not selling at all. Their position is ??

I am leaving for Samoa April 10th.

Negotiating usually boils down to money and who blinks first.

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