I need a new realtor. The one I have is lazy, dishonest, inefficient, disorganized, and ignorant. So far every question I've asked has been answered either with "I don't know" or "I think..." which irritates me because it's her job to either know or find out and have definate answers to basic questions, not speculation. She isn't on the MLS, unfortunately, so I'm stuck with her. She's selling a piece of land that may be my utopia...if she and the sellers would ever get the necessary stuff done, maybe I could buy it. But no, they all screw around and blame other people for not calling back or not showing up. So far I've done the vast majority of long-distance phoning and document research- my time, my money. What supposedly was taking them two weeks to get an answer to I untangled in five minutes with one phone call. I've sent them names and phone numbers of everybody they need to get the whole process done in a month. They just don't make the effort. I don't know if it's ignorance or apathy. Last weekend I wrote a firm, straightforward, but polite and non-accusatory message to the realtor- who is sellers agent exclusively- about how fed up I was becoming with this dilly-dallying and refusal of everybody to make any progress. There are steps that the owners need to take before the land can be sold, but they don't want to spend the relatively small amount of money- which could be partially reimbursed at closing- to take them. They want to put it all off till they get an offer and start it up at closing...which judging from their indolence thus far would mean an indefinate limbo of no progress whatsoever. I made it clear in my message to the realtor that considering that we've been in this hamster wheel for three months already the land must be completely legally ready for instant purchase before I make a serious offer or enter into a contract. The next day I had an idea for a possible solution to everything, which would work very well for me practically, and benefit them financially. I wrote again to the realtor about this, asking her to discuss it with the sellers. It has been a week and I haven't heard anything back from her. I realize it's a busy time of year, but with all the past annoyance I've been through with her I'm increasingly getting ticked off. I am not a timid or mealymouthed person so perhaps I should err on the side of excessive niceness if I'm forced to be the first one to reestablish contact after the holidays. If the place were any less alluring, I would let it and her drift into the outer darkness. Has she even read my second email? Has she discussed it with the sellers? Was she so offended by the first email that she's "punishing" me by not communicating? My one ace up my sleeve is that I can contact the sellers' lawyer, who if he hasn't heard about my idea would hopefully see the sense in it and the benefits for his clients. The one time I called him before, he was very furtive about his contact with the sellers and the realtor, promised communication that never occurred, and immediately phoned the realtor after we got off the phone, like some little sneaking rat. However, this characteristic of his would in this case be good because if the realtor hasn't passed this new suggestion on to him and the sellers she will get a nasty surprise when he calls her and asks why he wasn't told...maybe that will also give her the necessary incentive to communicate with me in a reliable, professional manner from now on. There has got to be some way of motivating idiotic people to get things done in a sensible way. I suppose that anymore it's either brute force or bribery. If they had any brains, they'd see that my idea would net them an extra $9,000 without any expenditure- except for getting the necessary legalities done- on their part...but who knows if they've even been presented with the suggestion yet. This is just a rant. Thanks for being the ten thousand solemn-faced monkeys. I'll go back to my hut now.