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Author: inparadise Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19777  
Subject: Re: Spoiled Generation Date: 5/11/2014 5:45 PM
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<<Point is the young people today don't want to do anything. I've heard this from realtors and now we're seeing it. If a paint color needs to be changed they'll walk away rather than do it themselves or even hire it done. I>>


Sounds like there still a surplus of houses on the market.

When there is a shortage, people will start dealing with reality or keep renting.

Nah, I came across this in the height of the bubble as well. I had this one couple that I took EVERYWHERE, but this was wrong, that was wrong, etc. Finally, we found the PERFECT house, except that one of the 4 bedrooms was very pink. 1 average sized bedroom in a 3500SF home. They were going to walk away until I delivered a lecture on the difference between fatal issues like bad location, and fixable issues like a new paint job. I even called a painter I had used before and put them on the phone for an instant quote range. They bought the place and even paid $15,000 over asking because 4 bids came in that day.

If these kids have no clue that these are small inconsequential issues, it is because we parents have not bothered to teach them. I too am guilty of this a bit, because frankly it's a lot easier to just do the job myself and not to include them, but I have been including the kids more, and this summer will be a busy one for Youngest helping me get the house ready for sale. At lest they know how to do yard work and pressure wash.

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