When it comes to making deals, I think women have an edge. A friend of mine has a vacation property up in Lake Tahoe and he says he let’s his wife do all the marketing, negotiating, and selling. Peter marketed their place for the first 12 months to mixed results. Some months were very strong, and others not so much for what normal rent should be during various times of the year. Peter said he averaged around $1,800 a month.
Enter Julia, Peter’s wife who just rocks Peter’s world. After 12 months, Julia averaged a healthy $2,500 or a 39% per month increase in rental income over Peter’s best efforts. As Peter and I discussed more about Julia’s all-star sales abilities, we came to the conclusion that women are naturally more trustworthy than men.
WHY WOMEN ARE BETTER AT NEGOTIATING & SELLING
The next time you plan on negotiating, consider having a female work on your behalf. It’s worked for Peter by the tune of an extra $700 a month. Just be careful not to work her too hard, or you’ll never hear the end of it!
Readers, do you think women are more trustworthy than men? If so, what other attributes or things do women have that make them better? Can you name any corrupt women in business & politics in under 30 seconds? Why is it always a woman who talks non-stop on their mobile phones during my bus ride to and from work?
Will I be able to say “no” to Meredith, the personal trainer? Guess now before the upcoming follow up post!