What is it about a real estate transaction that causes somewhat sane, rational carbon based life form to think and act like a bag of nails?
My advice for each of the following parties involved in a real estate transaction:
1) BUYERS: It is a law in almost all 50 states that you MUST experience cold feet within the first ten days of executing an agreement of sale. Expect it. But also remember that you also agonized about that pair of shoes, or that suit you bought, that was also kinda' expensive. So relax, everything will be fine.
2) SELLERS: No, the buyers cannot be locked up in a turkish prison for stealing your property. It was the forces of the market, not those darned evil buyers who "stole" your home at a great price.
3) COOPERATING AGENTS: Perhaps you are new to this planet, but truth be told, I don't make decisions. My buyers and sellers do. I just relay the messages back and forth. So don't get all huffy with me, Missy :-)
4) MYSELF: Take each transaction seriously, though not too seriously. Play by the rules, be nice, and always be fair. And retain the notion that the biggest nut bag in this transaction, from time to time, can be moi.