We are finding that many of these companies the are members of NAMFS are not licensed in our state.
You may want to check in your states...
how do you use that information????
Negotiations.....speaking of here is a negotiating tip...
Keep negotiating Tactics Flexible...
There is no right negotiating tactic if you have the wrong strategy or policy. Strategic objectives and priorities are more important than tactics. Yet history is full of great strategies that were defeated by poor tactics. The two go together but are not the same.
Flexibility in the choice of your negotiating tactics is imperative. Tactics that are right for one person are wrong for another. Tactics that are appropriate at the start of a negotiation may prove counter productive later. Tactics that worked yesterday may not work as well with the same person tomorrow. Tactics that worked well in a buyers’ market may prove to be stupid in a period of short supply.
Continual reassessment is the key to good tactical planning. I ask myself these questions over and over again in every negotiation:
1. Can I combine tactics for better effect?
2. Is this a good time to change tactics?
3. How will the other party react or interpret my tactic?
4. Will this backfire on me?
5. If my tactic is rebuffed, will I lose face or bargaining power?
6. How can I minimize the loss?
The choice of tactics involves ethical questions.
Ends do not justify the means. Unethical tactics for achieving worthwhile goals ultimately destroy the positive value of those goals. Whether they like it or not, negotiators must also be philosophers when it comes to choosing tactics.
In deciding which negotiating tactics to use, one rule should not be forgotten:
Never use a tactic unless you have considered what countermeasures the other party is likely to take.
The key to selecting good negotiating tactics is flexibility and good business judgment.
Happy Christmas Everyone...