Why is buying ( or selling ) real estate so complex and frustrating for the customer? The process feels more

Asked by Russ, 77536 Fri Nov 16, 2007

like being on the losing end of a lawsuit than a financial transaction.

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Fri Nov 16, 2007
It doesn't have to be hard. To me it just sounds like we've got you started off on the wrong way. Sometimes people just don't click or they speak different languages. We all have different personalities and if the Realtor won't change their style to meet yours, then I'd consider changing Realtors. You know there are some people who want to read every detail of the contracts ahead of time, research to see if there are different kinds of contracts, look of the history of the changes, look up the definitions of all the words they don't know and then have their attorney and 10 relatives look at the contract before they sign it. Other people just want to know where to sign and there are people who are in the middle of two. Maybe they just want the highlights. I've had people who wanted to look at 100 houses before they buy and people who look at 3. Now think about mixing the realtor who likes to look at 100 with a customer who is happy deciding after looking at 3. There's bound to be conflict if they don't change. If the Realtor wants to explain every detail of the contract and the customer just wants to sign there's a conflict. Please let me know if I can connect you with someone who will work the way you want to work.
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Greg Kiely, Agent, Newton, MA
Fri Nov 16, 2007

At the end of the day, it gets complicated because you are transacting cash for a flawed product that was the single largest investment each party has made in their lifetime. One party is giving up a place that was the single most significant aspect of their life and the other party is putting themselves in significant debt to acquire it. The emotions that boil up in situations like this are huge, and the transaction steps are all in place to provide as many fair protections to each side as possible. Also, in our litigious society buying a cup of coffee can sometimes feel like being on the losing end of a lawsuit.
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