Another factor is that in the Greater Boston area there is hardly a lack of ready, willing and able buyers. Its a desirable area to live. Rent-to-Own deals are highly technical and difficult for a real estate office to be compensated for. For example, is the commission based upon the full sale price at the time of signing, the total purchase price over time with interest when the buyer completes the full transaction? Would many agents/brokerages want to wait decades to be paid? Is there a potential for conflict of interest regarding the seller/purchaser/real estate professional? What about compensation if the buyer defaults? For these reasons and many more are why rent to own deals aren't popular with real estate professionals. The main being a traditional sale is what's most commonly desired by most home sellers.