The stresses and pressures of buying and selling property

I have a couple of property transactions going on at the moment which have generated an enormous amount of stress and pressure for my clients.

Buying and selling property are widely recognised as momentous, stressful events in a person’s life. Some individuals are better equipped to deal with the attendant pressures than others.

What I find surprising, however, is the failure by the protagonists to recognised that it was they who, in the first instance, decided to buy or sell, or both. Therefore, complaining to the solicitor about the stresses and pressure is of limited value or effect.

Perhaps the solicitor plays a useful role in such cases-a bit like the role of a useful idiot-in facilitating the release of frustration. Or being the human equivalent of a pin cushion or a Ouija doll.

Anyway, I have enlisted, I am obliged to soldier.

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about buying and selling property in Ireland you may be interested in my book, Buying a house in Ireland.

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