Each week contestants need to find a distressed seller who is willing to sell their home for a fraction of its actual value because of contestants charisma has convinced the seller to ignore the basic principles of mathematics, common sense and their own best interests.
When home buyers engage an agent they often expect us to be the repository of any and all neighborhood information. They often don’t see the need to do their own research because they can just pick the brains of their buyers agent.
It was once said that there are two main emotions that drive any market - fear and greed. This market is definite staked towards buyers and as a result - some are overestimating their power by pushing the greed card way too far.
The "market" has its own siren song...it's own mind and it calls out to both buyers and sellers alike. It can not be escaped by either and generally speaking - it pleases no one completely. I suppose you can think of the "market" as some sort of collective - for Star Trek fans - this is something akin to the Borg..."Resistance if futile...."