Life and death operations, with no tolerance for an error in judgement.Real estate sales are just as important to the owner of a home eighteen states away trusting their broker to guide the process. Steering around property potholes, training and experience to get the place sold no matter what the market. If an owner rents to the wrong person, who does not pay, lets the garbage pile up, does destruction and keeps the place from selling due to a court dog and pony show eviction, financial ruin and monetary nickle and dime bleeding to death can happen. The owner could lose the property they had equity in. The juggling of two places, with their new home eighteen states behind and the bills from the old place added to the market's uncertainity can cause health problems, financial drain to the point where they have to let go. Their credit can be shredded. And many sleepless nights tossing and turning while waiting for the closing are all in the hands of the professional, the Realtor at the helm of this listing, marketing, real estate sale process.