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Rainmaker
916,073
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - I educate them from the start so I have less problems as time goes on

May 12, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
581,071
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Head on! How interested are you in getting sued and losing your license? When you know that they are lying, you need to tell your clients what the consequenses are and not to do that. I would flat out not be a party to that.

May 12, 2016 02:57 PM
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5,360,784
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Best to warn them of the potential liability of not disclosing.

May 12, 2016 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,161,791
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and I turned down the listing. Did not show the property either!

May 12, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,138
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... I sit with them when they fill out the form and make sure I ask all the right questions and they get the message not to lie. And then, I also put the fear of God into them about what could happen if they lie about a material fact.

May 12, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Yes I have. I simply let the buyer's agent know that the seller filled out the seller disclosure statement per the instructions but I knew of one point that was not accurate. And told them what it was. The buyer's did do an inspection and it came up anyway and they did buy the home.

May 12, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,322,398
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I may ask if they missed something and then hit them with the evidence. Most soon remember

May 12, 2016 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
520,651
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Our disclosures have the option to check "no reresentation". All the attorneys, including at the real estate commission, that i have asked about this say that "no representation" is the only way to answer. So i have my sellers use the "no representation".

May 12, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

No, not intentionally. Rarely, I have had to question them on some of their answers to make sure that is what they intended or didn't intend to disclose, and most times they misinterpreted the question.  They understand from the beginning of the process how important disclosure is.

May 12, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
873,955
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

How would you know they lied is the first question that comes to mind.  I don't pretend to be an expert in this matter.  I am not sure I would work with a person who can not be truthful.

May 12, 2016 09:02 PM
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4,558,844
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We talk about the importance of disclosing and potential consequences for not doing so

May 12, 2016 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,999,836
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Tell them you don't get in trouble when you over disclose.

May 12, 2016 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
2,436,841
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Coal. Not very smart on their part, I would address it and explain what would happen if there was a problem.

May 12, 2016 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

yes.  i called them on it.

May 12, 2016 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Head on...I will point out that I know about the issue and legally I have to point it out

May 15, 2016 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,888,469
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If they did, I did not know.  I always explain the ramifications of this form before they start.  

May 15, 2016 01:29 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 have never had a seller tell me he lied. I preface the filling out of the form with stating they are to disclose everything they know even if it has been corrected and the buyer would never know.

May 13, 2016 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,175,510
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® : Meet it head on and call them on it!

May 13, 2016 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,923
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.

May 13, 2016 06:44 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've never, ever seen a seller lie on a disclosure.  Many times have I seen them "forget" things, though.  Oh, that giant flood that led to mold?  That was, like, 4 months ago --- totally forgot.

May 13, 2016 05:44 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Disclosures are covered up front ... I even have my own "how to complete" the disclosures white paper.  I also go over the completed forms and get clarification if needed.  It is my job to ensure that honestly is used with my transactions. 

May 13, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
888,545
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Lyin' sellers are not my demographic. If they're gonna flat-out lie and be dumb enough to think they can get away with it and arrogant enough to think I'm gonna help, the mutual kickout clause of the listing agreement is shoved up their . . . well, the option to cancel and terminate agency is  exercised by the broker.   3:)

May 13, 2016 01:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Coal Infantino No, I educated them and tell them all the benefits of being honest up front.

May 13, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,637
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes and it is a natural response for one not to hang themselves. However, I prep them by telling them litigation horror stories. They reveal after that

May 13, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if I knew it was a lie, I insisted they verify what they wrote.... 

May 13, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,061,975
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This issue is addressed upfront.  If you don't tell them Mrs. Kravitz will.  

May 12, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

How would you know?

May 12, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,988,128
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

if I know it then we talk about it and fix it 

May 12, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,333,845
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Did not realize it at the time...and when we did...resigned the listing...it was the condition report disclosure.

May 12, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
6,547,284
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Explain the importance of honesty with disclosures.

May 12, 2016 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,654
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I review what can happen to them while they are filling it out. I also point out that it might be my duty to dispute their check box.

May 12, 2016 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
882,857
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on the nature of the problem.

Some cases one would refer the client to an agent who does not know.

There are other options, but the most common solution is to persuade seller to disclose or walk away.

 

May 12, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am not aware of it.

May 12, 2016 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,309
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You hint there is a honest way or there is a jail mate route to complete the disclosure.

May 12, 2016 04:30 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Coal Infantino if they have done it, they have to face the music if it is not verified.

May 12, 2016 04:18 PM