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How to get a good offer from a good friend

How do I negotiate a job offer from a good friend? Very specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by p. kitty on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Cash vs. Loan from Bank's Perspective

I'm looking at some foreclosed homes in the front-range area of Colorado. There is no shortage of "bank owned" homes in this area, and I happen to have a pretty good chunk of cash and I want to buy a home "outright" with cash, no loan. I was wondering if I could low-ball the asking price of the house, and what would be a reasonable, realistic amount to offer. [more inside]
posted by rougy on Feb 21, 2011 - 10 answers

negotiating up

I made the mistake of telling them my exact current base salary at the interview. How to negotiate? A spreadsheet, good/bad idea? Measures/conditions to ask for to prevent being overwhelmed in understaffed situations/persistent unpaid overtime work? [more inside]
posted by hedonic.muse on Feb 11, 2011 - 16 answers

I got the job...but did I maximize my potential earnings during the interview?

I got the job...but did I maximize my potential earnings during the interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Negotiating with a collections agency on a very modest debt

I want to settle a modest medical bill that has gone to collections. How much should I offer? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Jan 31, 2011 - 12 answers

How to negotiate a lateral salary when everyone wants to cut it?

How to negotiate salary when everyone wants to cut it? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jan 28, 2011 - 23 answers

How to negotiate salary in Italy

Please help me negotiate the best salary. As an American working for an Italian company (in Italy)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Are There Talent Agents For Video Clips?

I'm a John Q. American with a video clip that I have complete copyright authority to (including the music on it) and several UK companies have approached me about licensing the footage for television programs. Is there an agent for this kind of thing, and how would I know if they're credible? I know only minimal bits about contract negotiation..
posted by Quarter Pincher on Dec 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for mock negotiation scenarios.

I'm speaking to some students about negotiating contracts. I'm hoping to break them out into pairs for a mock negotiation, and am looking for a 5-10 minute mock negotiation to use. Any good resources out there? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Nov 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Negotiation-filter.

I need help with my first 'real' wage negotiation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How to negotiate better rent in NYC?

We're looking to sign a lease on the apartment we currently sublet, with the support of the current tenant. The management company has indicated they will increase the rent. We want to minimize (or eliminate) the increase. How to negotiate this tactfully & effectively? [more inside]
posted by limon on Sep 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Help Me Save Money In More Places

When I'm shopping for things, what should I be negotiating a price on? I know about the usual stuff, such as buying a car or jewelery or furniture or white goods. But to try and save money where I can, I want to know what else should I be be negotiating for a better price on... stuff that I might not think to be negotiating for a better price on? Groceries? Newspapers? Cigarettes? What have you found success in negotiating a better price on in the past that might normally seem non-negotiable?
posted by Effigy2000 on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Negotiating custom car deals

How do I get the best deal when custom-ordering a new car? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I say "more money please"?

Offered a job at a start-up. Salary decent but not amazing, no benefits. Should i start negotiating, if so how so? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Aug 18, 2010 - 19 answers

Can a Beggar Afford to be a Chooser in this Economy?

I was laid off from probably the nicest job/work environment I've ever had and the more job interviews I go to, the more I realize that I really want another work situation like the one I lost. Is this realistic given the bad economy (I'm in NorCal w/a 10% unemployment rate)? Should I try to hold out for an offer where I'll be similarly happy or should I just focus on getting back into the workforce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Save me from living with roommates, please.

How negotiable is rent in Toronto right now? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Jul 16, 2010 - 12 answers

I want to get my old old car REPAIRED after an accident that the adjusters will likely deem a "total loss" help!

My 1987 Toyota Camry got seriously "injured" today..advice about handling the claim? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Jul 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Seeking second year rent negotiation tips for Menlo Park CA

I'm looking for help negotiating my second year lease renewal monthly rate. How should I hold myself during the negotiation? What should or shouldn't I say? Should I actually go through the trouble of negotiating a lease with an apartment complex across the street, or is it sufficient to quote their price from the advertisement? Also, for a current rent of $1999 and a quote for next year at $2299 what chance is there that I can negotiate $0 increase, $100 increase, $150 increase, etc. [more inside]
posted by pariser on Jul 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I (can I) keep my job?

I have been at my current job for five years; 2 years ago I transitioned from an active-duty (military) position to the same job as a civilian hire on a 2 year contract. I was hired at a salary below the median, with the understanding that this would be expected to increase. I have been upfront that I would like to stay, but would want my compensation to be more commensurate with industry standards. As the end of my contract approaches complications ensue... [more inside]
posted by maryrussell on Jun 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Trying to Talk to a Landlord, Episode 372

How can we convince our property manager to fix our leaky roof and is our beloved complex disintegrating? [more inside]
posted by Pamelayne on Jun 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Intimidation: how to deal with it and how to deal it.

I need to deal with intimidation and be intimidating myself. I am, alas, of an accommodating nature. How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2010 - 23 answers

Lisa Simpson would know exactly what to do!

Help me better negotiate in the sale of a saxophone with surprising worth. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on May 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Negotiating rent after a viewing?

I recently applied for an apartment that I saw through a realtor. Then I met with the landlord and they wanted to negotiate the price up. Is this reasonable or not? [more inside]
posted by serathen on Apr 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Is negotiation the best option?

Would I be greedy if I tried to make a salary counteroffer without any real reason? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Wanna buy a warehouse?

What information do I need to have at my fingertips to profitably negotiate the sale of a commercial rental property? Or should I even do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Handling High Stress Work Situations With Diplomacy

A psychological question about work -- How can I be zen and mature about a work reorganization? (I know this sounds like a boring work question, but it's really about how to get over fears of being left out or that other people are better than me.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Did I short myself 20% at the first interview!?

In my first interview, when asked about salary, I was the first to state a number. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Information about being an au pair in Austria?

I might go be an au pair for a friend of a friend in Austria. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Real World Salary Negotiation - How do you do it?

Salary negotiation - how to do it? I know that, in theory, you're supposed to get them to talk first. Does that really work? How do you do that without coming off like a jerk? Nowadays, the salary question starts in the first email. I generally deflect this question pretty well, but in the interview when they ask "What salary range are you looking for?" I run out of things to say. How do you answer this question? Give me specific phrases I can use. Based on an earlier AskMe threads, the Noel Smith Wenkle approach works well. On the other hand... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Feb 4, 2010 - 27 answers

Buying a domain name...for the children!

How should my small nonprofit purchase a squatted-on domain name? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jan 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Can I negotiate this salary?

How do I ask for a substantial raise in these circumstances? It's review time at my company. In the past this has consisted of a brief discussion of the previous year, and either a predetermined raise, or no raise at all. [more inside]
posted by mad bomber what bombs at midnight on Jan 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Nerd seeks Leigh Steinberg

I'm a veteran software engineer / technical lead working for an internet company. I think I've got an opportunity to really cash in at my job, and need guidance on how best to do this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 9 answers

My best friend and wife are fighting. Should I try and mediate or stay out of it?

My best friend and wife are fighting. Should I try and mediate or stay out of it? [more inside]
posted by washateria on Nov 19, 2009 - 34 answers

How about 2%?

How exactly does one negotiate a lower rate on a (new) mortgage? [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth on Nov 12, 2009 - 8 answers

How do you negotiate a bill for medical services already rendered?

What approaches have worked for you to reduce the size of a medical bill after services have been rendered? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 - 6 answers

The oven that broke the camel's back

Our brand new rented townhouse keeps breaking. What, if anything, should we ask for? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Nov 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Moving From Public to Private Sector and Getting Paid

How can I transition from a public-sector web job to a private-sector job and get a good private-sector salary? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I negotiate salary?

Negotiating salary. What? How? Do I email? Phone? Accept the offer, and then negotiate? And what wording do I use to not sound like a dick? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me make a deal: I do all the work, he has all the money.

NegotiationFilter: An old acquaintance who I trust is giving me the opportunity to invest in a business in which I would do all the work and he would provide all the financing. The amount of money he is talking about is in the mid six figures. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2009 - 14 answers

How to renegotiate rent when resigning a lease.

How does a terrible negotiator go about renegotiating lower rent in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Jul 2, 2009 - 14 answers

being a good host without going broke

What's the usual room block requirements when planning a wedding or meeting? Any negotiating tips? [more inside]
posted by ejaned8 on May 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Consensus

How do you gain consensus? As a project manager, I need to bring people to the table and get them to agree on positions. This is not always easy. I can't imagine how incredibly difficult it must be for Obama to bring together Republicans and Democrats. What type of magic is required to get people on the same page and moving in the same direction? Real world examples, anecdotes, books, tips, techniques all welcome.
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Legal troubles over a decade-old debt to bank

[I am asking this for a friend.] Legal troubles over a decade-old debt to a bank. I am being sued by a law firm representing a collection agency. I would like to find a way to resolve this situation that does not involve hiring a lawyer, since I cannot afford one. I receive income via Social Security Disability. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Feb 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me negotiate a new lease

How should I go about negotiating a new lease with my leasing company? Ideally I would pay the same or less in monthly rent. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jan 31, 2009 - 6 answers

What's a fair rate to charge for booking events for Yoga/Meditation training?

What's a fair rate to charge for booking events for Yoga/Meditation training? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Jan 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Can Mr. Emotional and Ms. Practical learn to get along?

How does a very logical person deal effectively with someone who makes all their decisions on an emotional basis? I’m asking for the benefit of a friend who is a having a terrible time with her marriage, but I’ve also never had any success myself in dealing with people who make all their decisions on an emotional basis. I get very frustrated when someone insists on making the emotional choice even though it makes no practical sense, and especially when they won’t even take responsibility for the consequences of doing so. If any of you have had success in this type of interaction, I’d love to hear about it. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jan 20, 2009 - 41 answers

"So what kind of salary were you looking for?" What's a good answer to such a question?

"So what kind of salary were you looking for?" What's a good answer to such a question? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 3, 2008 - 36 answers

How to buy a domain from a squatter?

What's the best way to buy a .com domain from a squatter? Have you used a third-party to anonymously negotiate a domain purchase? I'd be very interested to hear your experiences. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 10 answers

What do you do when you know you're #2 ?

I was just offered a job I was turned down for last month. How do I best handle the conversation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2008 - 19 answers

Negotiating a home purchase

When buying a house is it better to have the seller pay the closing costs or to reduce the sale price of the home? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Oct 1, 2008 - 9 answers

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