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Mum's the Word When Showing Homes
Preventing my clients from saying anything as I’m showing Gaithersburg real estate or North Potomac real estate is sometimes a challenge. I let my clients know that some sellers will go to the extent of having a recorder running in the background, whether it’s legal or not. I don’t want to be the broker who ends up with a complaint from a seller because either I or my client said something really negative about the home. And, let’s face it. Some of these properties that we’re showing bring new meaning to the word “staged”. Some are just downright awful, but I try to remember to warn my clients to reserve their comments until we’re well away from the home.
Even if the seller isn’t recording, they may be waiting somewhere around the home until I’m finished showing and the last thing I want is for the seller to overhear comments that would be considered less than optimal. That’s the listing agent’s job to let them know. I’ll provide honest feedback if asked, but it’s not my job to educate the seller on why their home isn’t selling.
This also works in the reverse. Again, I warn my buyers to not show any emotion or ... more

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