American baseball legend Yogi Berra first uttered the phrase about baseball’s 1973 National League pennant race. The team he was coaching was was way behind in the standings but would eventually rally to win the division title. It’s not the only head-scratching quote attributable to this former catcher. He is also responsible for “It’s like deja-vu all over again” and the thought provoking “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours.”
But there is something about the “It ain’t over…” quote that applies to all kinds of situations in life other than baseball that continues to intrigue us. It tells people to wait and don’t jump to conclusions because the struggle may just be starting.
When it comes to agreements of sale for real estate, this quote should be required reading for both buyers and sellers. There are at least fourteen instances in the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® standard agreement of sale that could cause the transaction to become unglued. If you get caught looking ahead to the settlement table, any one of these fourteen could jump up and bite you. Continue reading