There are ads on the news channels touting online home sales - you register and for 2% of the sale you can sell your house, like, in a day.
I have also been hearing older people tell me how one generation back buyers just knocked on your door, assumed your loan, signed some papers at the bank, boom, they owned your house.
I was unfortunately born in the time between past and future, and here in the here and now selling a home is miserable. I have 22 pages of contracts to initial and sign.
I unearthed all of Mom's files regarding the house, and you know how long her contract was? One page.
More misery on top: selling the house severs one of my last ties to Mom. I'm sad, thumbing through her files and seeing the garden map she drew, along with all the warranties I need to get to the buyers. And all the checks and receipts, none of which are interesting only that they are in her handwriting.
It makes me want to buy a cheap house and flip it so I can see what this is like without all the emotional baggage.