When I read this book, I'd only bought one house in my life. It was 1980. I was 30 years old and clueless as to just how naive and gullible I was.
When I decided to buy a house, my Mother recommended a "good friend" of hers who was a realtor. When I met the woman, I was left with the impression she had my best interests at heart, so I trusted her completely. 4 years later after a divorce I discovered I was upside down by nearly $20k, and that I'd paid $20K more than the value of the house before I spent $10K to remodel it. I had to give it to the bank and ultimately filed for bankruptcy to erase the debt.
Given this past experience, I probably would never trust a realtor again or buy a house again.
After reading Aaron's book, I now know how it works. And, most importantly, I know how to avoid all the pitfalls one can fall into without the awareness and courage this book provided me.
Thank you Aaron for not only the great education but an enjoyable read. I'm now exploring buying another house.