If Hollywood action-adventure movie writers have figured anything out, it’s that after the bad guy
has been defeated and the hero and heroine are relaxing, ANOTHER bad guy should suddenly appear to
pose an unexpected post-finale even nastier threat! By now, audiences have learned to expect this (but if
the filmmakers are clever enough, we can still be taken by surprise).
Selling your Boise home may not seem analogous to an action movie, but there can be some
parallels—particularly at the last minute, when the sale seems in the bag and you’re all but packed up and
The danger here comes in the form of communications from the buyer. No matter how amicable the
buyer and buyer’s agent may have been in the course of negotiations, as the deal nears completion, there
is always the possibility that an unexpected sticking point might crop up. There are many possible reasons
that this happens.
For one, the act of moving is recognized as one of life’s major stressful events—and people can
react to stress in unexpected ways. A failure to fix some relatively minor household maintenance issue
that was agreed upon might trigger a deal-threatening misunderstanding (even if the reason for the failure
was unforeseeable and can be quickly ameliorated). Since selling any Boise home necessarily involves
many details, their sheer volume means that some misunderstanding or another is always possible—and
misunderstanding can easily lead to distrust. Given the size of the transaction and accompanying elevated
stress levels, the danger of a deal-breaking misunderstanding is always a possibility.
The solution isn’t the one a movie screenwriter would devise, because the object is to prevent
drama. It’s one of the best reasons to rely on an experienced Realtor® to represent you when selling your
Boise home. We’re expert at recognizing miscommunications at an early stage, while it is still easy to
head them off. It’s also a tried-and-true way to minimize stress levels and keep a successful closing on
In other words, one good way to avoid melodrama: call me!