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And Repeat: “Never Negotiate Furniture,” “Never Negotiate Furniture. . .”

Novice Realtors Rush In Where Pro’s Fear to Tread “Never negotiate furniture.” “Never negotiate furniture.” “Never negotiate furniture.” “Never negotiate furniture.” Realtors who don’t know the above rule — or forget it — soon get the opportunity to (re)learn it. That’s because negotiating the sale of personal property, particularly furniture, can be more challenging than...
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8. And Repeat: “Never Negotiate Furniture,” “Never Negotiate Furniture. . .”

Novice Realtors Rush In Where Pro’s Fear to Tread “Never negotiate furniture.” “Never negotiate furniture.” “Never negotiate furniture.” “Never negotiate furniture.” Realtors who don’t know the above rule — or forget it — soon get the opportunity to (re)learn it. That’s because negotiating the sale of personal property, particularly furniture, can be more challenging than dealing...
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Wanted for President(?): Whoever Pays the MOST Taxes

Civic Penury . . . and Its Opposite I don’t what it makes you, but somehow, I don’t think being a billionaire who manages to pay zero federal income taxes makes you “smart.” Maybe “greedy” or “crafty” or “callous,” but not definitely “smart” — especially if you think you’ll ever run for President. “But,” you say,...
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“Can I Donate My Underwater House to a Non-Profit (i.e., Charity)?”

That’s the question I fielded the other week from a client on behalf of their friend, who was leaving town imminently, and was (deeply) underwater on their North Minneapolis home. The short answer:  ‘no.’ The more detailed answer:  “no, for about 18 different reasons,” starting with the fact that what the underwater homeowner is essentially “donating” is a...
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“Would You Like to Donate Your Change to Starving Orphans?”

Checkout Line Charity What kind of monster would answer the question — posed publicly at a checkout line in front of (many) other customers– “would you like to donate your change to starving orphans (or some such)?” with a callous “No, thanks.” Me. I can think of (at least) three reasons why. One.  It’s manipulative (see above),...
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