A friend who attended the most recent monthly dinner meeting of Lucky Strikers Social Media Club was telling me there about a price negotiation that had her in a fury.
The numbers were something like an asking price of $2.7 million and her buyer’s offer of $2.2 million. This experienced broker said the market value probably doesn’t support as much as $2.3 million. But the listing agent contended otherwise, stubbornly.
Teeth gritted, my friend, was punching a text message into her handheld arguing for her position, at which point I, being who I am, felt the need to interject my opinion that an e-mail or text message was no way to conduct a negotiation.
“But I’m afraid I’ll explode on the phone,” said she, whose (more…)