Why an Honest Realtor is Worth...

Real Estate Agent with Serving Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the Fraser Valley

...Well it depends if you listen or not. Honest Realtors can make a difference of epic proportions to your bottom line.

Allow me to explain, I will try to be as brief as possible so you can get on with your day. Having a Realtor that tells it how it is and is brutally honest with you is what you want, because if you where going to sell your house and one Realtor came in and said that you should list your house at $400,000 even thought you though it was worth $460,000 and you interview another agent and they say sure we can list it at your price and doesn't say anything else. You are going to end up loosing that $60,000 and most likely more especially in a declining market.

I don't know how many times I have said it and I guarantee all Realtors have said it as well. "You have to price ahead of the market, because at this point in Real Estate, you are either on the market or in the market". You have to be in the market to sell. So next time you think you know more than the professional. It might be time to listen, and self discover and have a great agent help you find out if this is a good time to sell or not.

Having a Realtor that will tell you the brutal honest truth about pricing is an agent you want to hang on too because they will save you money.



Comments (5)

Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

I'm not sure if dishonesty could ever be part of the game. So, the opposite would then naturally be.....

Apr 02, 2009 02:07 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

In -On - or OUT of the Market!  Great Points Chris..........unfortunately 'dishonesty' is often part of the game.........at least in so far as for some realtors - their need to have the Listings overpowers their need to be Straight with their Seller - especially when the Seller is uninformed......or simply in denial.......:-)

Apr 03, 2009 05:52 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Oh and Chris - thanks for the Twitter tips today!  It was fun learning :-)

Apr 03, 2009 05:55 PM
Chris Penner
Serving Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC
Real Estate Consultant - Keller Williams Valley Realty

Loreena Yeo: The idea of Honesty that I was trying to convey is this. Even if we are honest, if we take an over priced listing just to beat out another agent and tell the client yeah we can list it at .... and not tell them of the reprocutions of there actions or not tell them a head of time about price reducing it in 10 days if there aren't any showings. This is more what I was getting at. I think we are all honest people for the most part. But just getting at the point when a Realtor tells you there honest opinion on what the homes is worth and the client just scoffs and finds someone else. It just wastes every bodies time and that's where being blunt and honest with you clients/prospects really shines through.

Thanks Liz for you comments see you in the office.



Apr 06, 2009 09:32 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

''Being entirely honest with oneself is  good exercise.''~ S. Freud.

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