One of the homes has an awesome custom game room and overlooks the 14th hole, the other is in a completely different area, backs to a pond and is within their stated budget. Both are really nice homes, the awesome couple are having trouble deciding and eventually their discussions start to get heated.....
Then, it happens, the wife turns to me and says, "Peter, we are having trouble deciding, what do you think?"
WARNING, WARNING, DANGER
I pride myself on being a straight shooter, and I actually told them, I like this home because blah, blah blah.. This was followed by an uncomfortable silence and I realized that I had screwed up big time. I had taken sides and was firmly entrenched in this debate.
I think this is one of those times when one can tuck the straightshooter policy under the rug and come out with a lame, innocuous comment such as, "They are both really nice homes, I like the kitchen on this one, and the game room on that one," then let them continue with the debate.
This couple eventually decided on not the one I thought they were going to pick, both of them seemed happy with the decision so my mistake turned out not to have grave consequences. It could have been a lot worse!