Lease options and deals of the like are not always a bad situation. In some cases they work out really well if you find qualified people to do these types of deals for you. I agree with some agents below it is a great way to build up a client base and these days you cannot be single minded. I personally have done some deals like this before while people were waiting on their pensions to start or for family members of clients I had previously sold to. The comment about being paid later kinda shocks me. I could see some agents thinking it but saying it on a public board is not the best move I have seen. It makes it look like thats all you care about or the most important thing anyway. I agree with guy below as Realtor you not suppose to stand in the way of best option for a client. Some situations call for these type deals such as low credit scores on fixed income. These people suppose to rent forever? Sometimes it the only option for some people even though not the best deal ness. Coming from very humble beginnings myself my parent's (mom and stepdad) first home they owner financed and lived there for 20 years. They were very young couple in tough spot because of mybiological fathers death it had left my mom in a bad personal financial situation with baby to raise. The deal worked out fine and I later bought the house from them when they relocated and I was 20. So, from personal exp I can vouch for the fact they all do not end badly and they are not always a bad idea.