Aaaahhhhhhhh, the thrill of negotiation...I'd almost forgotten.

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga.

It has been over a year since the last time I was able to help negotiate a purchase and sale.  Our local market is largely a secondary home market and my focus is not only secondary homes, but luxury secondary homes....sounded like a great idea three years ago when I opened my new company here in the beautiful north Georgia mountain lakes region!  LOL

Things went very well for the first 18 months ...then, nothing...nada.  Not that I would wish no sales on anyone else, but it was the entire area...not just me.   Ever optimistic, I had a feeling there were buyers who were sophisticated enough to realize the beginning of the end of the downward spiral and that we might see some offers soon. 

Happily and gratefully, I am able to report to all of my Active Rain friends and colleagues that things have indeed turned the corner and my last week has been spend negotiating not one, but two - YES, FRIENDS, TWO contract offers.  Both are my listings. 

Color me excited!  And, it is not just the possibility of finally getting a paycheck...although I must admit that IS pretty exciting!  You know what has amazed me?  The thrill and the 'rush' that comes with the negotiation and helping the two sides reach a meeting of the minds.  It helps, of course, that the agents for the buyers are professionals and easy to work with, but WOW! it thrilling to see these contracts coming closer and closer to finalization.

I hate to admit, I had forgotten how good it feels.

My prayer today is that every one of you has the opportunity to feel that 'rush' sometime soon!

Have a great Labor Day.  I'll be laboring and happy to do so!

Comments (3)

Bill Ladewig - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Congratulations Lynda, one of the great things about this business it always comes back. 

Not that you are one but your story reminds me of advice I received many years ago when I was a newcomer to always put a percentage of my commission into a "Rainy Day" fund because I was promised there would be Rainy Days.  Unfortunaletly I didn't always follow that excellent advice.

Sep 05, 2009 04:33 AM
Kari Battaglia, PA
RE/MAX Platinum Realty - Venice, FL
Love Where You Live

Way to go Lynda, getting a pay check always seems to brighten my day too.  Glad to hear business is finally picking up. 

Sep 05, 2009 10:41 AM
Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality
Century 21 In the Mountains - Ellijay, GA
Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!

Lynda: Hope everything went well with your deals and that they both closed without a hitch! Congratulations on turning the corner...My hope for you is that this is just the start of a fabulous year for you -- and all of us in the beautiful North Georgia mountains!!


Oct 20, 2009 12:31 AM