There are some concepts that are sacred in my book...

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There are some things that are sacred in my book, what are sacred in your book?

As well as what are  your thoughts about this subject?

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Just to give you a background this post was inspired by a dinner conversation I had tonight. I understand about the fact that Catholic Priests keep secrets what they have learned in confession and go to the grave with it, without disclosing any of it. I know Attorneys take clients and cases and  they never disclose the discussions they had with their clients as well as the material facts that they are aware of,  due to attorney client privilege. As Realtors we know thing that are pertinent to a sale, but we are not allowed to disclose due to our fiduciary relationship with our clients. This has been engrained to me all my life. Needless to say, I have learned and accepted this as a way of life.

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After we left Communist Hungary, I was surrounded by Catholics when I was growing up. I went to a Catholic Grammar School as well as a Catholic High School. I was even  an Altar Boy, anyway you get the idea. There was something called “confession” you went to this cubicle and the Catholic priest listened to your sins and gave you certain punishment to forgive you for your sins and off you went. Knowing you were  free, and he  could not tell anyone, because he took an oath. Kings in the middle ages would confess all their sins before they were about to die to assure  themselves, that that they would not descend to hell and would go the heaven instead. The priests, Bishops who ever heard these confessions could not share with the world.

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As I got older, I found out that Attorneys have a similar oath like priests. It is called ‘Attorney Client Privilege’. There are certain things you tell your attorney with the full understanding that it will not be disclosed, due to a client attorney relationship, hence you feel open and comfortable in sharing such information.

Having lived with Diane who has worked for attorneys even before I knew her, but I can attest to that in the past 24 years she has always taken this concept seriously. There were times I knew she was involved with confidential, sensitive and possibly  explosive information, I tried to pick her brains, she would tell me. Then to boot she would let me know in no uncertain terms, not to ask and harass her about it, because she could not disclose it. I was always impressed by how serious she took her relationship. I would tease her, look I will not tell anyone, how long have you known me, and the list went on, but she would not….

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As a Realtor in Beverly Hills I have represented clients whose names and situations I can not disclose, but they were well known. Then there were others who were not well known but their backgrounds were colorful at best. The buyers and sellers had material facts information that would have made the negotiation totally different had I shared some of the information, but I understood my fiduciary relationship and could not disclose.

So, with that said how do you feel about this concept? Do you agree? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Now if you are looking for a Beverly Hills Realtor who takes his fiduciary responsibilities seriously and will protect your interest, then please reach out to me directly!

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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William Feela  agreed 100% Endre

Feb 28, 2019 04:56 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheila Anderson  indeed not everything has to be food for the public, my focus was more on the Fiduciary responsibilities of Realtors, never the less you are absolutely right, Endre

Feb 28, 2019 05:38 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Gabe Sanders  do tell what you are referring to, maybe in a blog post or a comment here? Endre

Feb 28, 2019 05:40 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate  you make some great points and raise some tough questions, indeed Endre

Feb 28, 2019 05:42 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  yes it is important to have the ability and the strength to keep things confidential when it is so much easier to blab about things...Endre

Feb 28, 2019 05:44 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Carol Williams  my point exactly loved how you boiled it down to a few words:)Endre

Feb 28, 2019 05:45 PM #24
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm with Carol Williams and Diane, Endre - I also take this very seriuosly...without exception!

Feb 28, 2019 09:26 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Endre-It sounds as if you appreciate your clients' right to privacy and I'm sure they see this as a positive in your favor and one more reason to trust you!

Feb 28, 2019 09:28 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  yes those who do not know would presume based on your last name:)) On a side note I do not watch TV or any clips unless it is baseball or just fun stuff:) Endre

Feb 28, 2019 09:45 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  and that is how it should be, we are on the same page, Endre

Feb 28, 2019 09:46 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  & Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate  sadly the Church Hierarchy brought it on themselves, mostly because they were no different then our politicians, it was all about power, control and the list goes on and on.... I have been meaning to do a book review that you both should read... stay tuned...Endre

Feb 28, 2019 09:49 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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George Souto   having taken Constitutional Law, this is what they would call a "slippery slope" once you open the gates... then where do you cut it off? Today here and tomorrow the goal post is moved, Endre

Feb 28, 2019 09:50 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  no wonder we are related there can not be any exceptions:))Endre

Feb 28, 2019 09:51 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA  you should see some of the "authographed photos" from  a few  of my clients, I do not even put them up in our home, they are piled in our garage:)Endre

Feb 28, 2019 09:53 PM #32
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

George, thanks for holding the bar high, you represent us well.

In Florida, we cannot withhold any information that is material to the sale.

Mar 01, 2019 08:04 AM #33
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M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

I'm still shocked  when the agent on the "other side" discloses sensitive information as part of their sales spiel.      I wonder how much was authorized to be disclosed, and how much would horrify the client to know was being disclosed.     I sometimes think those agents enjoy the gossip to the point where they've forgotten their fiduciary duty.

Mar 01, 2019 09:10 AM #34
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Endre - I must say this is a very "spirited" conversation displayed in the comment section of your post.

Mar 01, 2019 09:56 AM #35
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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We also take this very seriously. Mums the word. While we don't work with many famous folks, the people we do work with also deserve the utmost privacy. It doesn't stop at business either. We are both very cautious about sharing any information from our friends, or family members, without their permission. We know the importance of honoring a trust. 

Mar 02, 2019 07:31 AM #36
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Endre- I don't like name-dropping of any kind and a professional needs to  keep information about his clients confidential even after the transaction. 

Mar 03, 2019 06:30 PM #37
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Your background and current lifestyle provide even more of an environment of fiduciary than anyone I know!  Not only did you recognize this as a child, but now in your current profession.   I take that oath very seriously.  I have a scenario right now where 2 people know each other but I'm not saying I'm working with either to the other.  They can do that :)

Mar 08, 2019 08:50 AM #38
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