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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

People pay me a lot of money for my expertise, I owe them the truth.

Nov 11, 2019 10:15 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Not always!

Feb 18, 2018 07:04 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Do these jeans make me look fat?"

"Isn't this the most beautiful baby you/ve ever seen?"

"I've been dieting for months and can't lose a pound."

We live in a society dependent on the art of lying to each other. Is is not that the practice of overtly telling a non-truth, it is the inability to be truthful, we simply don't know how to tell the truth. In a society sinking into a morass of political correctness, special interest groups and ever increasing segmentation, avoiding contradiction and confrontation is the prime objective.

This does change when a fiduciary duty is involved, safety and well being. When elevated above the social interaction we do feel and act as commissioned to be the champions of the facts and the truth that surrounds.

As a result/consequence, we have become skillful in leading clients to see and announce the truth to which we lead them.

Feb 24, 2015 09:48 PM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I tell the truth. It's the only currency I deal with..and keeps me legally safe.

Feb 24, 2015 08:55 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Praful does.

Jul 04, 2018 11:12 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I tell them the truth.

May 03, 2018 06:25 AM
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Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

I always tells my clients upfront that I may not tell them what they want to hear, but I will tell them the honest truth. They respect me for that.

Feb 25, 2015 04:30 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I don't always tell them what they want to hear, but I tell them what they need to hear.  Tact and diplomacy enter into it, of course, but I'm not risking my way of making a living by sugar coating a real problem. 

Feb 24, 2015 11:01 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I tell the truth. 

Feb 24, 2015 09:26 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Willaim -- I am brutally honest, but in a very diplomatic way. You gain absolutely nothing by not telling your clients and prospects the truth.

Feb 24, 2015 08:09 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm tactful but I tell them the truth even when it is not what they want to hear.

Feb 24, 2015 05:05 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I have no problem telling the truth.  My trouble comes in telling it gently.  I can be a bit too candid sometimes.

Feb 24, 2015 02:53 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Always tell the truth even if it's a buzz kill.  

Feb 24, 2015 02:01 PM
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Tamara Liggins
Keller Williams Realty, Saint Louis Call Me today at 314.677.6104 - Florissant, MO
Bringing Buyers & Sellers to Homes!

After some recent experiences and demands. I stopped letting my clients lead me to what they "wanted" to hear. I've gotten a bit bolder this year since I can no longer be afraid to step out there. I'm more direct and forward in terms of them wanting Champagne houses on Beer budgets. I've always told my true feelings in terms of a property but some have tried to lead me around by my teeth and that I put my foot down on.

Feb 24, 2015 01:09 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I like to tell it like it is. I can usually do that pretty tactfully, too. 

Feb 24, 2015 12:25 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - it pays to tell them the truth! And I have stopped many buyers from buying a home that will not fit their wants and needs. And yes, they thanked me by sending referrals.

A professional real estate agent should not a just a 'yes' man!

Feb 24, 2015 12:22 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always tell the truth, and tactfully.    They need to hear the truth, and don't want it coming back on me. 

Feb 24, 2015 11:52 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I try to be a good listener and tell them I hear them and understand their viewpoint. But I will state my points even if it is contrary to what they want to hear. I do it in a kind way and do not belittle them.

Feb 24, 2015 11:21 AM
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Steven A. Walny
WEIDEL Real Estate | WEIDEL Realtors - Doylestown, PA
. . . A Contrasting Point of View in Central Bucks

William Feela I'm not a fan a being a yes-man or having them around me - I want honest & accurate and do what I can to deliver that to those who work with me

Feb 24, 2015 10:57 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I not only work for my clients, but I work with them as well.  They have a right to know and it is my duty to tell them what I know.

Feb 24, 2015 10:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Always tell the truth. Sometimes you have to be careful with the delivery of the facts.

Feb 24, 2015 09:55 AM