Daily Remarks

Negotiation Techniques


I negotiated for a piece of property for a friend over the last few days. This is how the negotiation progressed. The owner wanted $10,000 for a piece of property. I offered $6000 and the Realtor put through the offer and the owner came back with $8000. The Realtor said the owner was stuck on that price and it was the lowest they would go. Now I have negotiated many times before and I know that I can get it cheaper. I always wait a day or 2 before a counter offer because it gives the owner time to think and to reflect. (it also makes them sweat) The next day I called the Realtor and put in an offer for $7000. The Realtor said the owner was stuck on the price, but I insisted he put in the offer. The offer was put in and the owner of the property accepted the offer at $7000 with 2 conditions. The owner wants to close on the property quickly and the property is as is. Both of these conditions are fine. I was able to get a 30% discount and my friend is happy. I knew my limit was $8000, but I also knew that I could probably get it for $7000.

1. As a side note, if you are trying to sell three different items with three different prices the customer will usually choose the item in the middle.

2. You can usually say lets meet in the middle and the person you are negotiating with will accept that amount because it seems fair.

3. Know your limits and don’t fall in love with an item or a piece of property. You can usually get it at a better deal if you are willing to wait.

4. Research the area and make sure the property is worth the money. Location, Location, Location

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Try and Find a Doctor with your health insurance


I’ve had a primary doctor for many years. I would like to keep this Doctor. The Doctor does take Healthnet, but for some reason Healthnet has an issue with their system and they can’t seem to find my primary care physician. I picked health insurance through Healthcare.gov a few months ago and it was a painful experience, although I finally was able to accomplish it. Here is my experience with Healthcare.gov. I picked Healthnet as they accepted my Doctor at the time I chose my insurance provider. I was told by my physician that Healthnet and my physician are trying to work it out. Now it is time to find a dermatologist in my area. It took me several phone calls, but I finally found one. The first few I called didn’t take Healthnet as an insurance provider. I finally found one that would take Healthnet, but they were booked 3 weeks out which is too long to wait. They are also 20 miles away. I kept searching and found a dermatologist in my area and they couldn’t take me in for 2 weeks so I badgered them a bit and I have an appointment in a couple of days. Why is it so hard to get health insurance and find a doctor? Have you run into problems like this? I guess if you have a major issue you go to the emergency room. Going to the emergency room is a whole other level of pain for another article.

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Bad Dream


I had a nightmare last night. In the dream I was in a mansion with many rooms. I was dressed in a suit. In the main hall there was a lavish party. I remember looking up at a chandelier and seeing a grand piano in the main hall. As I went from room to room in the mansion I came upon people that had caused me pain in some way. I spoke with each of the people in each of the rooms as I went along or I just watched the people as they spoke to each other. Each of the people I spoke to upset me or we argued about something. I felt out of place, but I knew everyone. I came upon the last room where the was an old man in chair and he had a cane. The room was very retro, with an old lamp, carpet and bookshelves. It seemed like the old man wasn’t able to leave the room. I knew the man in the dream, but I can’t remember who he is now. The old man told me not to leave the mansion because something bad would happen. He didn’t want me to leave. I couldn’t leave by the door as it was locked all of a sudden. This was the same door that I entered from. I decided to climb out the window. The old man didn’t try to stop me, but he kept warning me not to leave. As I am walking away from the Mansion it goes up in flames. I wake up and I am looking at my closet which is partially open and I would swear that there was a fireplace with eyes and a mouth staring back at me. I get up and go outside into the cool air and shake it off. I had some chocolate before bed which may have caused this. Even though it was scary I may have some more chocolate tonight as I want to figure out who the old man was.

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Passing it Forward Good Deeds


I went to breakfast this morning and I had my usual. The waitress brought my check over and within 5 minutes she picked up the check. I asked her if I had the right check and she said she had to correct it. About 10 minutes goes by and she never brings me back a check. I ask her for the check and she says the guy sitting at a table behind me paid my bill. I didn’t know the guy or even remember seeing the guy when I came in. I asked the waitress who he was and all she remembered was that he had blonde hair and tattoos on his arms. This was a great start to my day. I will do the same for someone else and pass on this good deed.

As a side note, I was in my vehicle afterwards and on the radio they were talking about good deeds.

The 1st deed was a lady who bought diapers and formula for a lady who couldn’t afford it.

The 2nd good deed was a pilot who bought pizza for the stranded passengers.

See the article here: Pilot buys pizza for passengers.

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