You won't know what your lost until it's gone.

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Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® MA# 9517963

You won't know what your lost until it's gone. Isn't this true so often in our lives.  It is easier to do nothing than to take action.  I see this all the time with Buyers in real estate.  They go out looking for something just right. They have a list of the needs and wants.  They know their price range, the communities and neighborhoods they will search.  They find some things and then the dance begins.  They begin looking for a reason to not buy.  They think that the things that they will do the house to make it theirs (read better) should be deducted from the listing price.  Hold on there partner.  Because you will swap out the kitchen and make a new bathroom you want to deduct those costs from the listing price?  I think not

You will live with this house when you buy it. You can make it into your dream house during that time and when you put it on the market you will again want to be paid for the upgrades you made. Well, guess what, it doesn't work like that.  Negotiations on price are built on what is available in the market within a short distance that is comparable. Apples to apples is how this

114 Shornecliff Newton MA

114 Shornecliff Newton MAworks.  If it is not apples to apples it then has to be adjustments.  No where in there is there a place for upgrades that the Buyer will put into the property once they own it.  Nope, not going to happen that way.

So what happens is that there is a back and forth and this can go on for months.  You can't always get what you want some aging rock star screamed into our consciousness eon's ago and this is true. But if you try real hard, you just might get what you need.  Words to live by. You won't know what your lost until it's gone.

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Larry Lawfer, Realtor®YourStories Realty, It's all about you,

Larry Lawfer

Partner

Realtor®, Director of Marketing

YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®

837 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02459

larry@yourstoriesrealty.com, 617-774-8292

Comments (7)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. You and Joseph Conrad....who knew but you are right: you only know once it is gone.

Feb 08, 2015 09:21 PM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Thanks Sheila Anderson I appreciate your commenting.  It is just like not knowing you are about to do something stupid until after you do it.  Ooops, I think is the word that we use, my bad.

Feb 08, 2015 11:41 PM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

So many buyers every year tell me "I should have offered on that one house you suggested". And all I have to say is "I know". 

Feb 08, 2015 11:47 PM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert Sigh....it's not funny, because it is true.  Today no one is buying because there is another foot of snow here in the Boston area, another deep sign.  Thanks for stopping by.

Feb 08, 2015 11:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Larry, too many times people pass "close to perfect" in search of perfect and then regret the decision. Enjoy your day!

Feb 09, 2015 12:14 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The Stone's were right. But you do always get what you need. Or that you make do with because you don't always get what you want.

Feb 09, 2015 06:38 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

So true Wayne Martin there is no "perfect" in real estate. Thanks for stopping by.

Andrew Mooers the back beat should pick up over the next couple of weeks.

Feb 09, 2015 06:54 AM