In the next year the biggest deal of my career is set to go ahead. So far, it looks extremely positive with no major and very few minor hiccups. I was told all along to prepare for the worst. I have read all the files and heard all the evidence, deals of this size fall through more often than they complete. I had done everything in my power to not get excited. I had barely looked at the blueprints for the redevelopments and I had even resisted drawing up potential statement pieces. After countless meeting in the south east of Melbourne, property conveyancing is a specialty over there apparently, I finally got a call from the conveyancer saying it is 99% complete and there are just a few small technical issues to go through before we can sign off. As I hung up that call I picked up the corkscrew and headed for the most expensive bottle of wine in the house, albeit in absolute terms it’s in the cheap range relative to what I normally drink it’s a real triumph.
I phoned my father who told me not to celebrate until that 100% is given, anything can go wrong at the last hurdle he told me and then just as I was about to go and cry he managed to whisper a congratulations. Never before has anyone been so excited to go and sign contracts with a conveyancing solicitor in Melbourne at 7am in the morning. I basically didn’t sleep that entire night. On my way there I had a little voice in my head telling me it could still fall through, I could be about to hear that one of owners has backed out last minute. Before I got out the car I pulled down the mirror and spoke confidently to myself about my successes. I walked in with stride. Smiles on all the conveyancers faces, that’s good isn’t it? It is!