I am one of the nicest people I know but yet sometimes you would not think so. It all depends on if you are my client or if you are my customer. Don’t get me wrong I am nice to everyone at all times I just cannot always answer those questions that you want me to answer. It is the difference between being my client or my customer. If you are a customer I am most likely meeting you at an open house and you have questions as well you should. The most common ones are….
1. Is this home a foreclosure?
2. Is this home a short sale?
3. How long has this home been on the market?
4. Do you think they would take less then the list price?
5. Why is the seller selling this home?
The thing that you should know about these questions is that I cannot legally answer them if you are the customer. If you come in and you have no contractual agreement with me then I am technically working for the seller. Since we have what is called an agency agreement with the seller we must do everything in our power in the best interest of the seller that is legal. While we legally have to disclose material defects of the property we are not suppose to answer the above questions. If you think about it these questions are all an invitation for a lower then list price offer, which is why we do not answer them. So if you sense that I am tap dancing around your question there is a very good chance that I am just doing my job to protect my client. That is why it is a good idea to get a buyers agent to do this digging for you and look out for your interests. As much as I like you I cannot throw my client under the bus!