The payback was worth it!

It took 15 years but the payback was worth it!

 

Here’s a true story that was told to me by my customer.  He and his family recently sold their house in the Boston area and he was really happy, no make that ecstatic.  They had multiple offers and sold the property for more than $50K the asking price.  They rejected the highest offer because…..

As you can probably guess parking in and around the city of Boston, MA is at a premium, why a woman paid over 6 million just for a parking spot!  Not only is parking a problem but trying to get permits for construction dumpsters can be time consuming and costly.    About 15 years ago my mother was approached by our neighbor; he really wasn’t the friendliest guy, requesting if he could use her driveway for the dumpsters so he can replace the roof on his house.  My mother explained to him that her 2 children used the spot during the day and that it wouldn’t be possible.  He wasn’t happy but he appeared to understand.

Two weeks later, he again approaches my mother with the same request but this time said he would pay to rent the spots.  My mother again explained to him that her 2 children used the spot during the day and that it wouldn’t be possible.  He wasn’t happy but this time he call her a bi***!

I was furious when I hear this but there was nothing I could really do except wait…..Guess who’s offer we rejected for more than $75K.  Sometimes you wait long enough and good things will happen.  I may have lost an additional $20K but the payback was worth it!