Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Gimme Gimme Gimme
I don't understand something ......... I really don't
For the last 5 weeks I have had my lil house up on the market. I have had 3 offers. I have turned down the 3 offers ....... why?? because I don't get it..... I really don't. The last one is the BEST example. She "really" loves this house - doesn't want any other house..... just this one. BUT she also doesn't want to pay a fair price for it ...... and she wants more and more and more...
Let me explain.
She comes in with a very low bid...... ok that I get - everyone tries right??? BUT .. not only does she come in very low she wants me to a) pay for the entire new roof and b) guarantee that there will be no extensions on the payment for the roof - OR - other out of pocket expenses. Excuse me??!!!
In my world - you base your offer around the cost of the roof (which is factored into the monthly association fees) So if the roof is 7,000$ you subtract 7,000$ from your offer. Simple as that. in my mind. You don't come in with an offer and then say PLUS I want you to pay me 7,000 for the roof. WTF???!!!
I even had one offer that did the exact same thing ............ AND....... (are you ready for this one??) wanted me to throw in all my furnishings!!
Then I spent Monday sitting in a workshop / training on teaching children to take responsibility ............. ahhhhhhh excuse me??? if the parents don't get it why would the kids???
It just seems to me that people are saying "gimme gimme gimme" and taking ....... off the backs of hard working honest people who pay their bills and take responsibility for what they want.
I don't get it........ I honestly don't.