I recently sold a house four times in that many weeks. It fell the first time on financing and the next two times on inspection. It had a major structural problem that had to be disclosed making this a very difficult property to sell. The bank had it up for foreclosure sale and I was down to three business days to sell it and close it. There was a judgement on the property complicating things and the vendor was to make a proposal to the bank removing it so there would be enough money left for the real estate fees. The vendor failed to negotiate with the bank and at closing the lawyer had to pay registered creditors first leaving only $2600 in total to be split four ways between the brokerages and the agents involved and to cover the HST. My share covered my gas and advertising basically. You do what you can for your clients and anyone in the business knows how much I would have worked to place four sales in this time and because the vendor did not do what he was supposed to do, we lost our fees for the services provided. No good deed goes ..... People also don't realize the expense of advertising a property and that we do it up front and at our risk and if a property does not sell, we lose all of this money.