Problems, Problems, Problems with Real Estate in Bethesda

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties

Problem(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) Or in other words, a typical real estate transaction in Bethesda!  That's actually how I describe my job when someone asks me what it's like:  one series of problems to solve after another.  Some larger and more complex like negotiated home inspection items that were a surprise to all and some small like the buyer wants the white Pottery Barn cabinet in the bathroom.  It's all about negotiation at every level.

Understanding up front that it will be a series of issues is one thing but it's another altogether when the seller is confronted with these, in an already emotionally charged environment.  Even in the best of situations this causes distress and an increased level of stress.  Recently I had a very successful sale of a home in Bethesda with terrific sellers and very qualified buyers.  Yet, there was friction because the process has bumps in it that as as a real estate agent in Bethesda I both expect and understand how to work through but for the parties to the transaction they are living it for perhaps the first time.  And it has the added intensity of so much money and hopes and dreams on the line.  Luckily, I know how to keep everyone talking and focused on the larger picture so they can get past the hurdles.  The small problems one might think are the easiest can sometimes be the undoing of all of our hard work, though, so I never discount how real the feelings are!

The goal is to get all the issues worked out well before settlement so that day can be a happy finale to the problem solving that went on beforehand.

So if you wonder what I'll be doing tomorrow, consider this.  I have a lot of problems on my desk!  But I'm up for the challenge and know that we'll work through them...  You are depending on me to do so.

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Josette Skilling

Associate Broker & Co-Founder

Urban Tree Properties, Keller Williams Capital Properties
7801 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO
Good post. It can always be the smallest details that can kill a deal, so it is important to give our full attention to everything. This is true in Bethesda as well as probably everywhere else.
Oct 21, 2007 04:21 PM #1
Josette Skilling
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Rolando,  thanks for taking notice and it is the small details that can unravel beyond belief!
Oct 21, 2007 11:58 PM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Josette, no!  Not problems!  We don't have those any more.  There are issues!  There are challenges!  And your right that often the small stuff presents the biggest challenge!
Oct 24, 2007 10:06 AM #3
Josette Skilling
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD

Ok, ok.  Issues, Issues & Challenges! 

Sometimes I feel like I'm watching a ball of yarn unravel with my jaw slack.  I think if I see one more white cabinet not nailgunned down in a bathroom I'm either buying a replacement right then and there or moving it far, far away! 

Oct 24, 2007 10:31 AM #4
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