I get it! I get it! I get it!
So basically, the moral of the story is to “listen” to the seller. When and if you can forge a relationship with the seller, creative terms can change a deal to a good one for both sides by coming up with fair “solutions” to everyone’s needs. You need to turn on your problem solving hat and not be so rigid in price, caps,etc.
For example, with that higher payment paid to the seller (which probably wasn’t exactly what you wanted), you get less cash flow now, but it turns into an “amslam” (like Brad would say) for you in the end. So we, as buyers, also need to be more flexible. Win/Win.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me,Jim! If there is ever anything I can do for you, please let me know. I feel like I’m always on the receiving end here and not able to give much.