Someone in this transaction is a nut bag

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors

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.

 Mark Wade

Comments (5)

R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham
Bank of England (NMLS#418481) - Raleigh, NC
Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)

Great Post!  Very understated and funny!  I loved it!


Bob Mitchell

ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

May 02, 2008 09:20 AM
Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser
Love your sense of humor!
May 02, 2008 09:31 AM
Chuck Christensen
Your Financial Coach - Bellingham, WA
You should add Lighten up!
May 02, 2008 09:37 AM
Melissa Schnieders
Melissa Schnieders Photography - Wichita, KS
Ah, good ole nutbag strikes again!  Thanks for the chuckle!
May 02, 2008 10:20 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Mark - FABULOUS!!!  This is a must-read for all those who need a chuckle, whether they know it or not!


May 02, 2008 01:56 PM