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

I'm representing the Seller so whatever they say is golden.  I'm not there to make nice with the buyer nor their agent.

Jul 19, 2015 05:39 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I advise the agent that my Seller asked me to convey the following:......   Your personal opinion is not part of the equation.  You are practicing obedience in this situation; albeit biting your tongue. 

Jul 19, 2015 01:53 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Mike - Not sure I would ever say that "I disagree", or "I don't agree", but would just present whatever the decision is and let the buyer know that this is what the seller wants.

It doesn't really matter what I think, or what my opinion is because I am representing the seller.

Jul 19, 2015 12:00 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I say my seller has instructed me to ask _______________. I keep my personal opinions out of it and do not use a negative tone or body language. I am the messenger.

Jul 19, 2015 11:21 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I present the sellers wishes and keep my opinion to myself. It has nothing to do witht he negotiations between the parties. 

Jul 19, 2015 09:30 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Basically, what Susan Emo said...I represent my Seller and carry out their wishes.  If it is a bone-headed decision or position, so be it...they will find out soon enough one way or the other. 

Jul 19, 2015 05:43 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

It is my job to give the seller my expertise.  I will discuss their decision and how they came up with it.  I will present diffent ways to do the same thing but in a better light.

Jul 20, 2015 02:41 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would not say that I disagree.

Jul 19, 2015 10:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If it is important, I would express my suggestion somewhere or somehow to my client. The truth is.... often our subjective opinion is not important as opinions of our clients. So we can( and should) give our advice to the party we represent, but it is up to them what they  want to do.

Jul 19, 2015 05:01 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

In my state you must submit all offers. You must also represent your sellers or buyers and do what they direct you to do. You do that as their agent. You are their agent. There is no need for commentary. 

Jul 19, 2015 01:55 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

I just say the seller wants this

Jul 19, 2015 01:44 PM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

I will discuss the issue with my seller, but NEVER express my thoughts with the other side.  

I tell clients (buyers and sellers) - ' I make recommendations and you make the decisions'.  Once the decision is made it is my job to only present to the other side

Jul 19, 2015 01:39 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I wouldn't say that I don't agree with my sellers. I would just present whatever the seller wishes. We are not principals in the transaction so our opinion is not relevant to the other side.

Jul 19, 2015 09:38 AM
Toronto, ON

I agree with Susan Emo but would add that only legal instructions would be followed.

Jul 19, 2015 08:48 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

dido to what was said , fiduciary responsibility is to your seller. No more to say .

Jul 19, 2015 07:48 AM
Kim Johnson
Signature Realty Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

No, I don't let the other side know this.

Jul 19, 2015 06:35 AM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

The sellers are my clients and I have fiduciary duty to them. I will express, gently, my disagreeement with their decision, but no, I don't reveal this to the other side.

Jul 19, 2015 06:03 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

Sharon Altier, SFR are the messenger. but , if both sides actually want to do the deal, sometimes egos (sometimes??  lol) get in the way. i "think" by in coded terms, you let the other side know , we are open to listening , to further conversation, by very select wording. you may still make everyone happy. after all that is why we exist , to make deals work. otherwise they dont need us :) . now your client may be all in the right, or not, but even when there seems to be an impasse, it is our job to try. and if the OTHER side thinks you are directing the train, they may be less reluctant to work it out. but if they think they may have a OPEN ear in you... there is hope. make sense??

Jul 19, 2015 01:59 PM