I Want to Know the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- A few people might like living next to a cemetery but many are scared of cemeteries
- There's a bright side to everything but you also want to be aware of the dark side
- If everything you say is positive, I don't think I can really trust you
I saw a video post this morning about buying a home next to a cemetery.
I assumed that this agent would mention the pros and the cons. I was ready to make a joke about "quiet neighbors".
But I watched the video and he only mentioned three items, all of them were positive benefits. After watching the video, one would think that a home next to a cemetery would sell at a premium.
- People who have loved ones buried in the cemetery have comfort that their loved ones are close by.
- The neighborhood is quiet. Fewer noisy neighbors
- People in general respect an area around a cemetery more.
But let's be real. Unless people are very different where this guy lives, I would have to say that living next to a cemetery is an overall negative. I've never, ever had anyone go out of their way to live next to a cemetery but I have had buyers make it known that being close to a cemetery was a definite deal breaker. I've had contracts terminated when they found out there was a small church graveyard a few hundred yards away.
Wouldn't you want to at least mention one negative aspect about living next to a cemetery?
The guy seemed to be a very nice, pleasant and trustworthy person.
But seeing him smiling and only saying positive things about living next to a cemetery made me pause and wonder.
Why isn't he saying anything negative about living next to a cemetery?
Personally, I like optimistic people. I like people who see the glass as half full.
But when it comes down to making a big financial decision, I want someone who's going to also tell me the possible downside.
As a buyer, I want to know the good, the bad and the ugly.
If all you are doing is telling me the good, I don't think that I can really trust you.