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Buyer & Seller Advice: There Are Two Sides to Every Story


Buyer & Seller Advice: There Are Two Sides to Every Story

This post could go on FOREVER. So to make a long story short, whether you are the buyer or the seller, YOU are not the only person involved in the story.

There Are Two Sides to Every Story (C) Joni Staples

Buyer or Seller: There does not have to be a “winner” or a “loser.” There can be winnerS → and there can be loserS. We have loserS when a deal falls apart because our adults have not learned how to share. We have winnerS when we can find a meeting of the minds where each party can be satisfied. If you SIGN the contract → you are satisfied. So be nice. You agreed!


Buyer or Seller: Look at the whole picture. Get out a piece of paper. Write down who has given what. Then….. when an issue comes up, it’s okay to ASK for something. After all, you have not because you ask not, →  but don’t freak out if you are the one who has been doing all the asking and the other party finally has enough. Now is probably a good time for you to Man-Up/Woman-Up and give some. If you don’t, and we end up with LoserS, you only have yourself to blame. GREED will get you every time.


Buyer or Seller: Do unto others are you would have others do unto you. It’s that simple. Put yourself in the other person's situation. Again, weigh everything out. Is it balanced. What is fair? You know what’s fair. Do the right thing!


Buyer AND Seller: There are two sides to every story. But that does not mean that the story can not have a happy ending!

Buyer & Seller Advice: There Are Two Sides to Every Story

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Comment balloon 9 commentsJoni Bailey • July 02 2015 03:17PM


Good evening Joni. I like your spin on things. Do what is right and fair. Engage in win/win. Love it!

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Michael Thornton  Thank you!! That is the goal! WIN-WIN! :)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 3 years ago

Joni good advice and the golden rule is always a good rule to follow.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Joni as always great advice hence you put so many deals together because it is done with fairness and equity....called meeting of the minds:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

When it comes to the negotiations, neither side want s to back down and both feel they are right.  That's when the agents have to earn their keep

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

George Souto That's how I was raised. :)

Endre Barath, Jr. Most of the time people around here are fair. Every once in a while we get the folks that Ed Silva is describing.  Then they want to blame their agent when the deal falls apart and the house goes to the backup offer. Which was a better offer anyway. Then they can not find another one where the seller will come down like that one had. So they feel cheated. Or -- the seller refuses to come down a dime or do any repairs so the buyer walks and the seller ends up getting less months later -- wishing they had not been so one sided. Hindsight is 20/20. Hey! That would make a great blog poste! 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 3 years ago


 Ameeting of the minds yes that is a winner, but that being said there are some minds I do not want to meet!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 3 years ago

Finding common grounds that are fair for all of the parties is one of the challenges for real estate professionals.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

That is the way I like to do business. Both sides can feel like they got something because they did, one is buying the property at their agreed price and the other is selling their property at a price they agreed with.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

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