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Moms Are The Best Negotiators

(Published on - 12/14/2019 6:31:15 PM)

I recently attended a meeting of our Real Estate Board members and was chatting with a fellow Realtor® and one thing that stuck with me that they said was, “Mom’s are the best negotiators!”  Of course, I chuckled and then started thinking, man is she right!!!  

That is absolutely what I do from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed.  At home and at work.  I have to admit, though, I far more enjoy work negotiations than those with a 4-year old and a toddler.  And I won’t even get started on the husband and dog negotiations…..

Here’s some great examples of hard negotiations I deal with daily before I even start battling for my clients:

ME - “Sweetie what would you like in your lunch today?”

4-YEAR OLD – “Pasta with cheese and butter.”

ME – “How about we try something new today like a tasty fruit wrap?”  

4-YEAR OLD – “Yah, that sounds delicious.”  

One point for mom.

ME - “Time to get dressed for school…quick quick we don’t want to miss the bus.”

4-YEAR OLD – “I want to wear a dress.” 

ME – “It’s minus 25 outside, you can wear the dress another day.  I’ve got an idea, why don’t you wear this cool top and these nice leggings that match?”

4-YEAR OLD – “Yah that will look beautiful.”

Point two for mom!  WINNING!!

But, when it comes to the toddler, the game changes a little bit.  He is “food driven” like the dog.  If he doesn’t want to do something, all I usually have to say is, “want a snack?”  

No, I’m not 100% this is the appropriate strategy, but - hey - it works and, when you’re a working mom, you do what you gotta do!  But, more importantly, it puts points on the board for mom….  

Mom up 3-0.  

Wait a sec, maybe I should try that on my clients?  I wonder if clients are also “food driven”. 

“I’ll take you for lunch if you sign and accept!”  Ha ha, I’m kidding.  I know clients prefer wine…..

All kidding aside, our market is maintaining a fast and steady pace and, from the forecasts I’m seeing and the conversations in the industry, it seems it’s going to be the same pace moving into 2020.

So, if you’re looking to buy or sell, never underestimate the need for a fulltime Realtor® with great MOM negotiating skills!

Our team is comprised of fierce negotiators that go into battle head on for clients, regardless whether we’re up against another Realtor® or the 4-year old decision maker in the family!  Never hesitate to contact us at to see our negotiating abilities first hand and secure top dollar on your listing or get you the best deal on that buy.  In the meantime, you can start searching all the MLS™ listings herecheck out or other informative and entertaining blog topics here or just browse our site for great info on buying and selling in Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas.

Contributed by:

Amanda Gervais

Cell - 705.929.1930


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