I have several good deals in my area that I have been trying to lock-up under contract and assign to waiting investors. I realize that perhaps the best way to complete an assignment deal is to work directly with a motivated seller. However, I have found several good deals with motivated sellers that have their properties listed with a realtor. I have been dealing directly with these realtors instead of using my own so I can see properties faster, and perhaps create an incentive for those realtors since a second realtor is not involved in the deal. However, I have been experiencing a lot of resistance from realtors when it comes to submitting my offers with assignment clauses. When I explain that I want to buy on contract, have the assignment clause, and exclusive right to purchase the property for 30 days, with the exit clauses included, they look at me like I am speaking a foreign language. Even when I explain to them that the contract is not much different than what they are used to doing, and will not affect the seller's accepted offer price, they tell me that it sounds way too complicated and they don't think their seller would be interested. I am not sure if this is just ignorance on the part of the realtors, or that they feel that I am somehow cutting into their commission by negotiating a deal at a lower price? Do the realtors have a legal obligation to submit an offer to their seller? Should I ask them to submit it to their seller even if it sounds complicated to them, or should I just find a realtor who understands what I am doing and make all my offers through him/her. I would appreciate any advice from those who have done assignment deals on how to either approach realtors with these deals or not let them block my progress in dealing with their motivated sellers.