I’ve had a couple of prior posts about my studio move from my garage into “real” studio space. First, I posted about moving into what seemed to be a wonderful building with great views. Then I posted about the building having lots of problems with it and being grateful for our building inspector who caught all of the things that were wrong that I didn’t see. The negotiations to buy that building have totally failed at this point. Yippee!
Why am I so happy, you might well ask? Well, first of all I’m in Hawai’i on vacation, taking a break from the nastiness of the building negotiation. (See photo on left taken my first full day here.) And, if that’s not reason enough to be happy, taking my mind off the problems with that building and how things weren’t working out in the negotiations allowed me to be able to get some better perspective. The minute I said that I was done with that building, whether or not I would get my deposit back, a new space appeared!
My realtor called me either later that day or the following morning to tell me that “the perfect space has just come on the market!” While I was slightly skeptical at first, I took a look at the pictures available on the listing sheet and thought to myself, this does look really great. Then, both my realtor and my studio assistant Terry went through the space and gave wildly positive reviews. My realtor also shot a video of the walk through that was a little challenging to watch (she shot it sideways), but it still managed to reinforce the good vibe.
This new space is about half the size of the last one, so I won’t be able to have as many tenants as I could have in the other one. Still, I’m hoping that we can still do a dry run of the community concept of collaboration between the artists that will share the space. There is a local bronze sculptor who is looking for new studio space, so we’ll be contacting him to see whether he would be interested in renting some space. Since my realtor is interesting in leasing some space, that makes three already and it may wind up being full at that point, depending on how much space each of us needs. I guess we’ll see…
So, I made an offer slightly below asking price that felt right to me and she accepted it, saying that she was happy with it. I really like negotiating when it feels like a win for both sides. Good vibes have now skyrocketed, and we’re working to do the initial paperwork. The building inspector will be there next Friday, so by the time I get back to Sedona on Sunday, I’ll have the inspector’s report and the paperwork will be complete. I’ll get to walk through it a week from Monday and if there are no problems with it, we’ll close somewhere between late April and early May and then we’ll have the studio move soon after.
While I don’t want to jinx anything, this is feeling so much better than the last go around with the studio move. Wish me luck!
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