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Yes. They work with me for my expertise and I've often seen Buyers get ahead of themselves. There are times they need to take a step back and reevaluate the situation. Many a bouquet and a bottle have been gifted to me afterwards with the nicest of Thank You notes!
Sharon Altier, SFR
I would never use that wording unless they framed that question for me to answer. Instead I point out the aspects that don't fit their needs/preferences/circumstances and sometimes warn them about things they may not be considering that would change their opinion of the property.
Depends on your relationship with your client. Many of our clients do just that.
I wouldn't tell them, maybe strongly point out some reasons why, but I'd have them make the decision on their own.
I have learned to allow the buyer to make their own decisions. I do give my input like this home backs up to a major street which will bite you on resale value.
As a home inspector, it is my responsibility to be excited about the home the client has selected and to give them an honest assessment of the home's condition based on my experience. Magnolia's primary aim is to expedite the closing by addressing all of the buyers concerns and give them a sense of confidence in their overall decision. Whether they decide to purchase or not is a decision best left to the buyer in the counsel of their agent. We provide the facts and a realistic expectation of the monetary value of the solutions to the defects where our experience warrants.
It would depend on how well I knew my customer. I don't think I would word it quite that way though.
If , there were no redeeming qualities of the property for them, yes. if it was a maybe... let them decide. fine line thou if you are wasting their time?
When they start telling me every thing that is wrong with it, I agree and tell them that "Its probably not the right home for them. Many quit bitching and buy it!
I guess I would wonder why are they viewing a home that is not right for them in first place?
I think the buyer should decide what home works for them.
Bad choice of words.
If you are really representing the buyer, than it is your job to tell them the facts, good or bad...it is not your job to pick the house for them.
Yes, they usually want your advise and opinion
Good Sunday morning. Yes, I think it is. After all, you are working for the best interest of your client.
Yes, it is better to be honest. If you know the house does not fit their needs, you can save a lot of time not showing everything they want to see. Expressing your opinion will unlikely stop them at first, yet, maybe next time they will listen to you.
Absolutely, after about the third complaint, we move on or send them on their way.
I don't see anything wrong with it. Your the expert and they are turning to you for advice.
Yes it is.
If you represent them of course it is appropriate if the reasons are shared with them and valid. I've often told first time buyers not to push their budget because things happen.
I wouldn't put it that way. What I WOULD do is point out the problems with the home. I have one client right now who wants to buy a home virtually across the street from their friends who just bought a home from me. Why? Because they lived across the street from each other at the other place. Have I pointed out the problems with the home? Yes. But they still want it.
That is not my decision to make. Although maybe showing a buyer a more appropriate home for them might help them make an educated decision.
As a realtor my clients often ask me for my opinions and I never shy away from giving them in an objective way.
If you precede the above sentence with, "In my opinion...." and end it with "though you're the one making the decision, so how do you want to proceed?"
Absolutely, I do it all the time. "From what you've told me, I don't think this is quite the house you had in mind".
I do not think I would use that wording but I would certainly point out the facts.
Absolutely! My policy is that I give clients my thoughts/concerns...and then they are going to do what they will do.
When asked and/or when appropriate, I present the positive and negative attributes of a property. It's always the buyer's decision how to proceed.