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Here is a short little lesson on Negotiations.   No…. It’s not shoving your offer down someone’s throat.. To illustrate I will tell you a little story.. Here goes … Donald Trump (Please don’t sue me for using your name for this simple lesson!) and Chef Rachel Ray happened to be in the same kitchen  at a Trump Campaign stop at a Food Network event in Manchester NH and began to discuss one lonely orange that was on the table. Both The Donald and Rachael wanted the orange for themselves and began “negotiating” over who should get the orange. In fact, these two friends got into a heated argument but finally reached an agreement after making “low ball” and meaningless offers to each other. The agreement was to cut the orange in half and share it.
After they cut the orange, Trump peeled his orange, threw the peels into the trash and ate his orange.  Rachael, who was working on a new cooking recipe doesn’t like to eat oranges, so she threw out her half of the orange fruit part into the garbage and kept the orange peel to cook with. So here we are with a half of a perfectly good orange (Peel and fruit) in the garage….hhhhhhmmmm.
Moral of the story… had Trump and Rachael taken the time to find out the needs and viewpoints of the other side they could have each essentially had the whole orange. That is called a win-win. Next time you are negotiating with someone, take the time to find out what THEY want. If you do that, you will get more of what YOU want

As always, if I can assist you in any real estate, appraisal or financial matter don’t hesitate to call me at 603-644-1000 or email me at jacklavoie@Comcast.net

Disclaimer:  “Some” of thee story may be made up to teach you a great lesson!!!  LOL

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Here is a short little lesson on Negotiations. No.. It’s not shoving your offer down someone’s throat.. To illustrate I will tell you a little story.. Here goes … Tom Brady (I used to use Tiger Woods as the example, but he is not allowed to go near other women anymore…lol) and Rachael Ray were sitting around the kitchen during the football off season and began to discuss one lonely orange that was on the table. Both Tom and Rachael wanted the orange for themselves and began “negotiating” over who should get the orange. In fact, these two friends got into a heated argument but finally reached an agreement after making “low ball” and meaningless offers to each other. The agreement was to cut the orange in half and share it.
After they cut the orange, Tom peeled his orange, threw the peels into the trash and ate his orange (his model wife wants him to eat healthy..lol). Rachael, who was working on a new cooking recipe doesn’t like to eat oranges so she threw out her half of the orange fruit part into the garbage and kept the orange peel to cook with. So here we are with a half of an orange (Peel and fruit) in the garage….hhhhhhmmmm.
Moral of the story… had Tom and Rachael taken the time to find out the needs and viewpoints of the other side they could have each essentially had the whole orange. That is called a win-win. Next time you are negotiating with someone, take the time to find out what THEY want. If you do that, you will get more of what YOU want.

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I am introducing video to my blog so I thought I would test it out.  My favorite Clip from last nights game… The “late Favre pick” I promised earlier in the week…lol

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As I consider where I am going to watch the two conference championship games this weekend (I have in narrowed down to Billy’s Sportbar, the Derryfield or Jilians all of which are located in Manchester NH).  Everybody NOT in real estate likes to make real estate prediction, so I think it is fair for someone who is NOT in football to make my football Picks.  Here goes:   Colts vs Jets…  Cinderella Sanchez’s slipper falls off and the Jets Crash… Indy 24-16       Saints-Vikings…Both good teams… Both with great QB’s (although one is a premadonna..lol)..  New Orleans was the best team in football for 12 weeks, then stumbled.  My guess is that since they are home, they find that magic again.  Saints 34- Vikings 30.  Brees 4 TD 1 Pick….  Favre 3 TD 2 Picks (one of which is late and the difference).  Sorry Jim P.  lol

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I am setting up a twitter account so that people can have away of receiving my updates instantly.  Of course you can always subscribe to the RSS Feed at the top right corner of this blob.  Click “POST” to the right of the words “RSS”

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Hello world!

Probably a bad opening line for my blog since that is the line “Tiger Woods” used at his opening press conference when he turned pro….lol

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