Taxing Moments

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

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!

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

great advice - I am working with some buyers now who are very stressed by losing several houses in a hot market - it is so tough on them 

Apr 15, 2019 05:31 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Peter. You are right about real estate taxing all of the parties. The process is hard.

Apr 15, 2019 06:48 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

April 15th has always been a day which I wish they could have painted a little lipstick on a pig and made it more pleasant than it is.  "Unhappy Tax Day."

Apr 15, 2019 04:20 PM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Fortunately it was anti climatic for me.  I was already ready with my.

Apr 16, 2019 12:03 PM #4
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