Another lease-option question

Here’s another newbie question we’re dealing with. We have someone who is interested in lease-purchasing their townhouse. We have a very motivated tenant-buyer. The seller wants us to talk with their agent about the whole lease-purchase option. This doesn’t sound like a winning situation to me. Obviously the agent will want the highest price. Any advice on this? Should we even bother with it?

Too many cooks in the kitchen. I can tell you from experience that the deal will fall apart when that Realtor gets in the middle. Deal direct with homeowners and your life will be infinitely easier.

Thanks. That’s exactly what I was thinking.