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

Both tell the truth and put a positive spin on it, there is opportunity in every situation

Oct 21, 2015 06:23 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I see myself as a consultant. I provide the data and allow them to make the final informed decision. The public needs to see our profession as one who is there to serve them and not one who is only thinking of $$$.

Oct 21, 2015 08:52 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

It is an honor to be asked for my professional opinion and this honor is not taken lightly.  I'll answer the question honestly and to the point.  I know how to sell in any market and there is always a reason that now is the best time to sell or buy a home.  So distorting the truth is unnecessary.

Oct 21, 2015 08:00 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I tell them the truth and do what I can to keep it positive.

Oct 21, 2015 05:12 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I usually have to preface that what I say is what's happening right here and right now despite what they read or hear in the media. My only concern is what is going on around me and not necessarily in other places of the Country. 

Oct 21, 2015 04:17 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I give both sides of the picture - both the seller and buyer sides. 

Oct 21, 2015 03:24 AM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

it's either going up or coming down... spin the wheel and see where it lands...

Oct 21, 2015 03:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


I wold need to know what 'slowing down' means?

Seasonal? Economic? Environmental? etc.

If slowing down means one part if the market is being squeezed, I identify where the balloon is expanding in other segments.

I find the words, 'Now is a great time to buy' simply does not fit the integrity of my tongue. 

Oct 21, 2015 02:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The truth is what we should tell people.  How else can you be trusted by someone?  You don't even need a spin, because regardless of the state of the market, there is always something selling, and that is positive.  A

Oct 21, 2015 02:48 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I tell the truth AND put a positive spin on it.  Yes, the market is cooling off for the holiday season, but homes that are priced well and expertly marketed by me are selling! 


I just sold two this week, so it is happening!

Oct 21, 2015 02:45 AM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

First, I always tell the truth, Debbie Reynolds.  

My market is sort of a yin-yang thing.  Under $300K is a pretty robust sellers market, then it's balanced and over $400K it's a strong buyers market.  Of course it also varies from area to area, by school district, and all of that.  

But it is still a good time to buy in my market, I believe. Rates are still quite low, we're seeing appreciation, and frankly, you cannot rent cheaper than your mortgage payment in my area either.

Oct 21, 2015 02:41 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I always tell the truth because in the end it will bite you in the A--.

Oct 21, 2015 02:37 AM
Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

 I love when a client asks me about the market. I have ready data in easy to read charts that I'm happy to share. Approach it as an opportunity to educate and start a discussion about their needs and how it fits into the market trends.

Oct 21, 2015 11:32 PM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

It is always best to tell them the truth, but keep it positive.  There is always a positive side to everything.  We just have to find it.

Oct 21, 2015 09:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If you want to keep a new client, the truth is the best.   They will appreciate and trust you from that day forward.

Oct 21, 2015 11:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Well,  whenever someone is really ready to buy...I think it's a good time!

Oct 21, 2015 08:30 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No spin, giving real reports on the state of the market is what our responsibility is.

Oct 21, 2015 06:37 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

no matter what is going on, there is a winner and a loser... point out the winners

Oct 21, 2015 06:33 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I tell it like it is, but I do my best to explain why the market is the way it is. In my case it's usualy seasonally affected. 

Oct 21, 2015 06:18 AM
Kelly McGovern
Realty Concierge International - Bellingham, MA
Working with Kelly is a good move

Being honest whether negative or positive

Oct 21, 2015 05:53 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I am not a used car salesperson or one of those annoying people that chase you down at the mall trying to get you to switch phone carriers.  Now might not be the best time for everyone on the plant to buy a home.   Each person needs to figure that out for themselves, if they need ME to motivate them to buy a house, they shouldnt be buying nor do I want to spend time working with them.

Oct 21, 2015 05:38 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Truth teller here, and in reality what is good for a buyer is not always good for a seller. Sometimes what is good for the seller, is not good for the buyer. Just depends where the client is in the process. 


Oct 21, 2015 05:14 AM