The most dangerous document when buying a house

At the time of purchase, my realtor had coached me into waiving the disclosures notice (which means I bought the house “as is”). I was reluctant to sign it, but it was my first time working with a realtor, and he was referred by a family member. My realtor said that waiving the disclosures is very common, and not a big deal. He also warned me that if I didn’t sign, I’d lose the house to another buyer.

Now that my house has erupted with problems just days after closing, I am confronting my realtor about the situation and my options. He suggests that I go into real estate arbitration through his agency.

I contact a lawyer and begin researching my legal options. We decide to prepare for an approach that is not under the thumb of the real estate agency. Later, this would turn out to be bad advice.