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Don't Lose a Friend Over Real Estate
Amazing friendships will get you through the highs and lows of life. You depend on your friends for their listening ear, their sage advice, their love and support and to tell you when you need to get it together. Friendships give your life meaning. With that said, one would think that your friends would support you in your real estate career. One would also think that they would trust you with what could very well be their largest financial decision. Unfortunately this isn't always the case.
Why Won't Your Friends Work With You?What happens in many cases is that your friends will not work with you when it comes time for them to buy a house or sell their house. Why? There are several reasons why this occurs.
They Want to Keep Business and Friendship SeparateThey value your friendship too much to risk anything happening during the transaction that may cause a strain or completely dissolve the relationship. It's easy to say that nothing will happen and that you will always be friends, but that's just the point. Things do happen during a transaction that you can't or don't see coming. Decisions have to be made and things have to be negotiated. ... more
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