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An area of real estate that requires definite brain power is the time of negotiation between buyer and seller. Trying to find that middle ground, get to an AGREEMENT both parties are satisfied with, and move on. Often the moving on does not take place due to lack of creativity. Oftentimes you have to move fast on your feet or rely on your past experience, but more often than not you do have a little time to come up with the magic solution. The better you are with your creativity the more deals you have the likelihood of making happen. You need to sharpen up your creative thinking skills.
Give these some thought:
Make idea lists of all possibilities, reasonable or not
Use all the people in your life as resources, those business associates or even someone you have lunch or coffee with. You will be amazed where good ideas can come from
Take a little break and get away from the situation for like 15 minutes putting your mind in another gear like doing a Sudoku puzzle
Drive a little country drive in your car alone and with the interior quiet. The car by yourself with restful scenery is one of the last bastions to be able to clear your mind and think these days
Think YELLOW. Psychologists say having the color yellow before us, a bright folder or poster board just somehow stimulates us to think new and fresh ideas
Make it a habit to surround yourself with positive inspiring and motivational words. You should have some ready at a glance near you in your life. This gives you confidence you can crack this nut
Finally, find ways to stimulate ALL your senses beyond just your dominant sight, and what you see in front of you. Getting MORE senses involved gets the whole brain working. For taste, add a tasty food or wine tasting, for your ears, play you favorite music, attend a sporting even or shopping mall and LISTEN in to the whole surroundings, for touch involve yourself with water or pets, and for smell head to a bakery or take in fresh scents from a cut lawn or other aromas that are your faves
Thinking out of the box or NO BOX to solving a negotiation issue or a life problem is more than putting the proverbial thinking cap on. It is you immersing the full good feeling YOU into that environment. When you start to generate several solutions you will feel better, and hopefully one of them will be the right one that will stick and you will get past the impasse. Good luck.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.