I cannot begin to explain what types of stress most agents deal with. In fact, It has driven many to drink, or worse, to check out of this world – prematurely. Real Estate stress
Both of those are not good “stress relievers” in my world. While I do like an occasional drink, I’m too chicken to kill myself.
There comes a time in every dealing within the hard ones when we have to realize that, as the Borg say, Resistance is Futile.
Signing off and letting all parties know where you stand is key. In fact, when they have nothing to hold over your head, that is when true “freedom” comes into play.
I’m not advocating giving up. I’m advocating not belittling one’s self in order to placate to anyone that does not have the experience to know what may be best.
You can do only what your clients will agree to. If it comes to a sticking point where a real estate agents clients go against their “best opinion”, it should be realized that the client is still the boss.
However, I suggest sending a simple email explaining your position as their agent, your advice and the acknowledgement of what was discussed and turned down by your buyer/seller.
This friendly reminder will remind your client, if what you thought would transpire, with your training and experience, comes to fruition.
Some times those that should be listening don’t. Be safe – get good advice and work with professionals in the service industry – including real estate.