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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

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!

Jul 04, 2015 04:30 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

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.

Jul 04, 2015 08:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Depends on your relationship with your client.  Many of our clients do just that. 

Jul 04, 2015 03:29 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I wouldn't tell them, maybe strongly point out some reasons why, but I'd have them make the decision on their own.

Jul 04, 2015 03:26 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

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.

Jul 21, 2016 10:41 PM
Benjamin Hammond
Magnolia Home Inspections - Nashville, TN
Home Inspections

  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.  

Jul 06, 2015 02:37 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

It would depend on how well I knew my customer.  I don't think I would word it quite that way though.

Jul 05, 2015 11:37 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

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?

Jul 05, 2015 11:01 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

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!

Jul 05, 2015 06:28 AM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I guess I would wonder why are they viewing a home that is not right for them in first place?

Jul 05, 2015 05:13 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I think the buyer should decide what home works for them.  

Jul 05, 2015 04:48 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Bad choice of words. 

If you are really representing the buyer, than it is your job to tell them the facts, good or is not your job to pick the house for them.


Jul 05, 2015 12:35 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, they usually want your advise and opinion

Jul 04, 2015 09:11 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning. Yes, I think it is. After all, you are working for the best interest of your client.

Jul 04, 2015 08:09 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

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.

Jul 04, 2015 04:38 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, after about the third complaint, we move on or send them on their way.


Jul 04, 2015 03:30 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't see anything wrong with it.  Your the expert and they are turning to you for advice.

Jul 04, 2015 03:03 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes it is.

Jul 04, 2015 02:49 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

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.

Jul 04, 2015 12:08 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

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.

Jul 04, 2015 09:09 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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. 

Jul 04, 2015 08:39 AM
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

As a realtor my clients often ask me for my opinions and I never shy away from giving them in an objective way. 

Jul 04, 2015 08:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

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?"

Jul 04, 2015 07:31 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

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".

Jul 04, 2015 05:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not think I would use that wording but I would certainly point out the facts.

Jul 04, 2015 04:58 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Absolutely! My policy is that I give clients my thoughts/concerns...and then they are going to do what they will do.

Jul 04, 2015 03:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

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.  

Jul 04, 2015 03:41 AM