The Super Bowl and World Series determine the football & baseball champions. Since there can only be 1 champion, the other team loses. In feudal times, a knight might champion for the king or romantic or religious cause.
Fierce competition can occur when buying or selling a home. Each party wants to get the “best deal” possible. When the buyer &seller aren’t equally matched, and they rarely are, it’s important to have a champion on your side to fight for your cause.
The price of the home, type of financing and concessions, personal property, closing dates and possession are just a few things that can be negotiated in a contract. Since the seller wants to get the most for their house and the buyer wants to pay the least, their causes are diametrically opposed.
Even after the contract is signed, removing contingencies can cause considerable negotiations. The inspections or appraisal could be the source of reevaluating the terms &provisions of the contract.
Negotiating sale or purchase of a home is definitely a competition &you need a champion on your side.