In Chapter 13 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, real estate developer Brett Goldman answers "What Requirements Are Necessary for a Real Estate Deal to Happen?" When a buyer and seller enter a negotiation, there must first be a willingness to buy and a willingness to sell. This, Goldman notes, is not guaranteed when someone lists a property or someone inquires on a property. Goldman looks at seller incentives such as financial distress instances of foreclosure and bankruptcy to identify issues outside price that play into the deal. This opens new options to get more creative in putting together a deal.
Brett Goldman is a Real Estate Acquisitions Director at Triangle Equities in New York City. He holds a BA in General Studies from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.