A few weeks ago I received an unsolicited cash offer to sell my second-home condominium, which I have owned about 15 years. In the last year, I have used it less and less so this surprise purchase offer at a very fair price received my careful consideration. As I often do when making major decisions, I got out a sheet of paper and drew a line down the middle. This is called the "Ben Franklin Decision Method." I don't know if that genius originated the idea, but I'll give him the credit. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. At the top of the left side, I wrote "Reasons to Sell." On the top of the right side I wrote "Reasons Not to Sell." I came up with five or six reasons on both sides. The next morning I wrote down a few more reasons on each side. By the end of the weekend, although there w...
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