Adventures in Real Estate Land

Creating deal dynamics – nice early and negotiate hard later

_ Low earnest money deposit

Property managers before moving in

Getting the comps

Not allowing “middlemen” to hustle you and move you into signing anything/the importance of patience. Doesn’t care that I’m poorly informed… 

Splitting the incentives of the middleman and negotiating hard

The importance of being local

Price is hugely important

The cottage industry around realtors and poor incentives (trying to get the close)

Should’ve pulled out once I sensed that he wasn’t offering suggestions on bidding strategy – not a fiduciary… Wanted me to pull the gun

Little things – broadband, mailboxes, driveway maintenance all matter, 

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