“I’d rather be Crabbin’ than be Crabby!”
Maybe it’s the high price of gasoline. Perhaps it’s all the political uncertainties with the pending presidential election. Or dissatisfaction with our current involvement over in Iraq.
Whatever it is, people are on edge. Have you noticed?
It’s like the scene from the movie “Ghostbusters II” where there’s this huge river of evil slime flowing under New York City, and it’s causing everyone to be upset and angry.
Well, the oozy slime seems to be seeping into the real estate market too. I have several deals in escrow right now, all in various stages of going upside down or ‘sideways.’ I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like lately, every deal is a struggle. I mean, seriously, I rather have my wisdom teeth pulled…without novacaine!
A fellow RE blogger shared a similar sentiment in a recent email:
“No, it’s been a living hell. We only wish biz was that good. Two particular escrows have been like a medieval siege.”
Is this just Murphy’s Law of Real Estate? Do we all enjoy a certain ‘season’ of smooth transactions, and then, suddenly, our number is up, and we have to willingly accept our fair share of difficult/challenging deals?
I suppose such moments should make us truly appreciate those ‘smooth’ transactions when they happen. Either that, or maybe I just need a dose of good ‘positive’ slime and some classic Jackie Mason…