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What You Say May Be Used Against You! Questions NOT to Answer an Agent
One of the questions that I am most frequently asked is actually "What should we ask a REALTOR®?" Often, it is just as important (and possibly more so) to know what questions that a REALTOR® may ask you that you should NOT answer!
Remember: Until you have signed a contract or "Listing Agreement" with the REALTOR®, that REALTOR® and any other that you might speak to, does not have a fiduciary obligation to you! They are under no obligation to keep your answers confidential. You may say, "Hey! What a minute! What kind of professionalism is that?" But please consider this.. If you hire another REALTOR® to market your home and one of the REALTORS® that you talked to previously, but didn't hire, ends up bringing an offer from a Buyer later, working as the Buyer's Agent, they would be obligated to disclose anything that they know about your property and motivation, etc. to their client - THE BUYER! Your answers may be used against you!
Interview as many REALTORS® (commonly called "agents"*) as you wish, but be careful of such questions as, "Why are you thinking of moving?" While the question may seem innocent enough, your answer may indicate some duress or ... more
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