Redfields Expansion Denied. Real Estate Agents need Education

Charlottesville Tomorrow reports: Proposal to expand Redfields recommended for denial

Three thoughts:

1. I doubt the developer is going to just accept this recommended denial.

2. Everything changes.

3. It depends on what “open space” means …

“We agree there is confusion about what open space means,” Blaine said to the commission after the public hearing. “Does there need to be a major re-education of our real estate agents? Yes, I think we have heard that tonight.”

I wonder who he’s referring to … “our” real estate agents meaning the agents representing the developer or the buyers agents representing the buyers …

I’m making no judgements here. If a space is represented as open space, is it reasonable to expect buyers to verify that the property is deeded as open space?

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4 Comments

  1. Rochelle September 29, 2011 at 03:42

    Thank you for posting this 🙂

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  2. anon September 29, 2011 at 12:56

    Don’t developers typically propose the biggest, most extreme version of their proposals, only to get denied, then come back with a a much more likely version, aka: what they intended in the first place? 

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    1. Jim Duncan September 30, 2011 at 05:45

      Pretty much. It’s all a negotiation. What’s really interesting to me is that the definition of  “open space” is so variable. Reminds me of “it depends what the meaning of is is.”

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