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NEGOTIATE!- Keep Cool and Never Let Them See You Sweat…..A 2.5 Million Dollar Lesson

Over the last several weeks I’ve had the very fortunate opportunity to negotiate on some larger commercial real estate transactions and been involved on the buying side as well as selling…..I noticed a few key items during the talks with some of our negotiators and it became obvious that one side had already lost the […]

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By LC, August 20, 2014

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By LC, August 7, 2014

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By LC, June 26, 2014

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By LC, May 21, 2014

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