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Brandon Saad, Hockey Negotiations, and Buying a Home. What You Can Learn

 Brandon Saad, Hockey Negotiations, 
and Buying a Home 
   What You Can Learn    

     Anyone that knows me very well can relate a few basics about me.  One is, I'm a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan.  

      Actually, I'm a fanatic.  Just ask my wife.  I hauled her to a hockey game on our honeymoon 38 years ago.  

     If you're a sports fan too, you're probably aware that the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup (again) this year.  And you probably also know that hockey's now in its off-season and trading/bargaining period.

     Because of salary cap rules, etc., the Blackhawks now find themselves trying to put deals together with a few of their key players.  One such player, heralded by Hawk's management as a "priority to keep", was Brandon Saad.

     If you guessed by now that a compromise couldn't be reached between team and player, you were right. Brandon Saad was just traded.  

     I bet you're beginning to wonder ... what does this have to do with Mortgages and Real Estate?  

     Let me try to connect my dots ...

      Over the last few days, it's been reported via multiple sports outlets, that Brandon Saad is upset ... "crushed" that he was traded from the Hawks.  That he's shocked about it.  

      It's also been said that Brandon Saad didn't realize talks with the Blackhawks were breaking down.  And speculation has been made regarding the quality of communication and representation he received during his negotiations.  Some have said it was poor or misguided.

     If that's true, it's sad.  He's a great player, seemed like a great kid, and he'll be missed.  

     Unfortunately though, all that doesn't change the following: Brandon Saad is no longer a Chicago Blackhawk. And as a Mortgage Lender, I couldn't help but draw a line between this story and what I hear from some unsuccessful homebuyers ...  

     Many speak of being "crushed" about losing-out on prime properties.  Of broken-down negotiations.  Botched closings.  Of suffering through bad communication.  Poor representation.

     But fact is:  

     The quality of the professional at your side, and the quality of their advice, services, and communication, makes a huge difference to the outcome you find.  It can mean the difference between failure and success. 

     That's true whether you're a talented hockey player ... a hopeful home buyer ... or someone seeking mortgage financing.  

     So I recommend following this advice:  Take the time to seek and gain referrals to professionals.  Do a thorough search for those you choose to work with. And communicate ... communicate ... communicate.  

     You'll be glad you did ... 

     PS:  Go Blackhawks!

     Hoping to Buy or Refinance a home in the Chicagoland area?  Contact me today!  I'll put my experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
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