One of Yogi Berra's many sayings was “You can see a lot of things just by observing.” It seems silly but, as a person who has observed the real estate industry now for almost 40 years, I find it to be most profound.
Dues are basically hard work. I mean really hard work! Getting out there and “pounding the pavement” work. Along with this is learning, failing, succeeding, being humbled, feeling despair and experiencing letdowns.
At a time when condos are getting older and need their money for repairs, and with utility costs rising, condo boards simply should not make discretionary spending choices – even if they think they are entitled to.
A client who is obsessed with the fee usually has little respect for you, your services or our profession. They should provide you with sufficient incentive to invest your time and effort on their behalf.
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