You Cant Always Get What You Want

by Karen Briscoe
February 20, 2019

The lines:  You can’t always get what you want; But if you try sometime you find You get what you need” from this Rolling Stone’s hit song rings true in the buying and selling of real estate as well.  

It has been said that a good outcome in negotiations is when both parties feel as though they got some things and they gave up some things.  Almost every Seller feels that they “gave their house away”.  And almost every Buyer is concerned about overpaying.  

Thus when a Seller truly finds that he/she gets what they need and realize that they can’t get everything they want, then in most cases that is a good outcome.

When a Buyer honestly evaluates their wants versus needs and makes the decision to focus on needs, then at that point a compromise can usually be reached.

Every once in a while when clients and customers need some perspective, I’ve been tempted to break into song. Once the parties realize the poor level of my singing capabilities, laughter erupts.  It is then that I’ve found people are ready to focus on their needs, which in most cases as the song proclaims, they are likely to get. 

Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy and their team of agents at HBC Group at Keller Williams are active and experienced Realtors® in the Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC market place.  They would be delighted to help you navigate the process, whether selling or buying a home.  Please contact via the means most convenient for you:, 703-734-0192,

The Rolling Stones song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appeared on their 1969 album Let It Bleed.  In 2004 it was named as one of the 100th greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Karen Briscoe is a partner of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group (HBC). The HBC Realty Group has been named to the Wall Street Journal Top Realtor® Team List. Over the years, the group has sold over 1,000 homes valued at over $1 billion...
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