I do not want to disappoint you, but this is not a blog about dishonest agents. Instead this is a blog about being honest with your agent.
Many people including myself only want to show their best side. We do not want others to think of us as anything, but how we want to appear...perfect. No troubles, no tempers, no problems. The truth of the matter is that we are all human, and we occupy the same planet. Who do we think we are fooling? We have ups, and downs, shortcomings, and issues.
When you hire an Agent to negotiate, and market your property, both of you have expectations of one another. It is being honest about these expectations that will lead to a successful relationship, and outcome. Selling your home can be a stressful situation, and agents understand this. I personally feel that the more informed my client is the easier it will be for them to make decisions when the time comes. An agent can not expect that a client will understand the process unless it is shared with them. Communication is a two way street however, and the more informed your agent is of your needs the better equipped they will be when presenting you with options. It is a win win for everyone when we all get on the same page.