February 22, 2011
A few year’s back, when I was in my late teens, the mechanics of socializing with the opposite sex was well defined. One of the choice venues for opposite gender cruising was the junior or senior high dance. At these events, it was widely accepted and well known that the only route to the dance floor was via a toe to toe invitation from the boy to the girl. No substitute procedures recognized or allowed.
Today, via mostly observation, I have noted the methods utilized to gain the dance floor are largely without boundary. There’s no sense to list the potential options because nothing seems optional. Any and all combination of gender, number, formation, and skill enjoy the pleasure of popular music and social dance.
In a strained attempt to relate that anecdote to real estate, consider this. Buyers nearly always invite the Sellers to “dance”… via an offer to buy. But, in a partially gridlocked market, it may be an option for Buyer and Seller to reverse their roles. For some Sellers it may be effective to invite the Buyers to “dance”.
This article in the Star Tribune tells the story of a successful transaction with that exact scenario.