Honesty in Real Estate

It blows my mind that we even need to talk about being honest in real estate but here we are...

Honesty is a two way street when it comes to selling your home:

1.  You need a Realtor that will be honest with you, not someone who will tell you what you want to hear just to get your listing. That said you need to be open to hearing the truth about your home; its value, condition and what needs to be done to get it sold. If an experienced, knowledgeable and reputable Realtor gives you a price for your home chances are it`s the truth, always feel free to get a second opinion but it usually isn’t the right `strategy to hire your Realtor because they promised you a price higher than the others...

2.  Your need to be honest with your Realtor. Not only with your expectations, but also about your home; are there any deficiencies that should be addressed? Is there anything about the process that concerns you? What is your plan? Where is your mortgage?

PLEASE NOTE: Being honest does not necessarily mean you need to disclose your bottom line...it is sometimes good to have an ace in your pocket.

Craig Rushton, CENTURY 21 In Town Realty, Vancouver, 604.505.6503, craigQ@craigrushton.com

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