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Bachelor’s dilemma

Diary of a real estate rookie
Published on Jul 14, 2006

It's what I like to call the bachelor's dilemma: Have I seen everything yet? Sure, I saw some stuff that I liked. Hey, I even saw some stuff that was great. There was that one, last weekend, I fell in love with that. And could have lived with it forever, and been blissfully happy. But I don't want to bid on it because maybe there's something I haven't seen yet. I bet clients have always been this way, but I'm willing to venture that today the reluctance is worse than ever. And I blame the Internet: Craigslist, for one, serves up the equivalent of Internet porn, listings that buyers salivate over and that I have to try and replicate in the cold, hard light of day. Take this: "Sunny Midown Studio with terrfic city views!Seperate Kitchen.24 Hour Doorman/ Elevator BuildingPet friendly.Steps to Time Warner Center and Columbus Circle.Central Park is 4 blocks away." Spelling aside, it doesn't sound like a bad apartment. And my buyer who was looking all over Midtown West wanted to see it. ...

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