I went out with some clients of mine a few weeks ago to see an open house at a property that was an estate sale & was listed at well below market value.
The appartment was in a well kept condo, build about 40 years ago, and the listing agent had everyone come to a first open house to check it out. My clients were pretty excited because, while the pictures on the MLS showed it needed some interior cosmetic work, the asking price & the location were very good.
As we were looking around the fully furnished appartment that looked like you had stepped back in time to the 70's, the agent hosting the open house, started telling us about the owner of the place. He shared with us that it was a widower in his 80's who had lived there for over 30 years. He then proceeded to tell us that he died in his sleep in that master bed & that his niece found him, right there laying dead on the bed after not hearing from him for a few days.
My clients were completely horrified at the vision & almost ran out of the premises.
I can understand the agent's feeling that he need to disclose the fact, but did he have to tell the whole details?
I always appreciate knowing the truth, but in this case I don't think he needed to go into the details...
What do you think? Should we always say the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth or can some details be omitted sometime?