Re: Unit selection process
From: Catya Belfer (catyapobox.com)
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 07:30:25 -0800 (PST)
>
> Ah, not to disagree with my friend and neighbor Cat in a public forum
> but,well, I must disagree...
>
> >> At what point in the process did buyers firmly (irrevocably) commit to a
> > >> specific kind of unit (multi-story or flat, small or large, etc.)?
> > >>
> >
> > Irrevocably? When they signed purchase and sale agreements.
> >
> >
> Irrevocably?  At closing.
>
> We had unit swapping going on long after units were supposedly locked
> down.  Some people walked away from their P&S, leaving their homes
> unclaimed, and other people switching to those units.  Me being one of
> those people. We switched units well after construction had started...in
> fact, when construction was almost complete.  We walked away from $5-10K of
> upgrades we paid cash for in order to do so.
>
> (Hell, we have a unit switch going on right now, 3 years AFTER closing!
> But that's perhaps a different situation.  :-) )
>

oops, sorry, D is right of course :)

 > > Once the mix of units was chosen, how did you go about allowing

> > > individuals to choose specific units?
> > >
> >
> > We did this, and it turned out to work beautifully:
> > http://www.mosaic-commons.org/unitselection
> >
> >
> >
> We did this and it worked out fairly well.  Cat's perspective and mine
> might differ in that she was further up the seniority list than I was.   I
> never felt really great about where we ended up, which is why we switched
> when the opportunity presented itself.
>

Well, you and I who both switched at the last minute didn't do so well,
truth.

   - cat

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