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
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works. 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.