Honesty is the best Policy

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In an industry that is filled with breakdowns in communication  and agendas that often leave someone holding the short end of the stick, I'm happy to say that I have had clients tell me on numerous occasions that they appreciate my honesty. On every listing presentation, I always try to give clients my Honest opinion of what I think there home is worth and how I came to this conclusion. I usually get the I think it's worth way more response, but in the end it's the market that's going to be the true predictor of the price of a home. This has been a very successful approach for me. I know some Realtors will tell a client what ever they want to hear for a contract, but I think that just leads to problems down the road. Furthermore, people already have horrible preconceived notions about Realtors, and I don't want to be fuel to that fire.

Comments (4)

Rob Marken
Bend River Realty - Bend, OR
25+ years experience in Bend

Great point! It is so important to be upfront and honest, especially when setting a price for a home. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. 

Jul 08, 2014 01:36 AM
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Always tell the truth. There is plenty of business out there, we just have to find it.

Jul 08, 2014 05:28 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

I so agree honesty is the best policy. Saying what a customer wants to hear can lead to problems later. 

Jul 26, 2014 03:14 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Honest opinion can be twisted, all depends on the individual values and background. But one can strive to be honest with others and with him/herself.

Mar 15, 2015 07:15 PM