To Tax - "to make onerous and rigorous demands on" - Merriam Webster
Taxing situations are on my mind today for some reason. I wonder if we as agents think about the possibility of "Onerous and rigorous demands" upon our clients when we are working for them. Buying or selling a home has been identified as one of the most stressful times in many peoples lives. Unavoidably, sometimes we agents cause some of that stress by recommending actions for the sellers to take regarding the updating of a home before we list. Agents need to keep in mind that some sellers just don't have the resources to expend in putting their current home in tip top shape for sale.
Buyers are also stressed when we explain to them that the 5 bedroom 4 bath home on an acre with Olympic-sized pool in the back just does not exist at the price point they can afford. So many stressful situations in Real Estate these days!
There is also "Onerous and rigorous demands" made on Real Estate agents as well. Demands that we remain available 24 hours a day, at their beck and call, and show at least 50 homes before our clients decide not to purchase a home...with us.
To all involved in the Real Estate business, either agent or client, let's all take a breath and work towards a less stressful transaction.
What, you thought this blog was about something else?
Happy Tax Day!