Amanda Brown, I treat all my clients like million dollar clients (Exit Realty Ascendancy)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO. And you usually only get to pull that crap once. But loss of credibilty lasts forever.

Oct 17, 2016 04:13 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

You don'tneed the ending to your question.  We could stop right at "Do you think it is ok to lie" !!

Up here that is called "phantom bids" and they are illegal as well as unethical.  $10K fines and jail time too.  The listing Brokerage must be able to show the actual, written offers when asked.

Oct 17, 2016 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to lying if you are friends/family with the dark Prince of this world..

Oct 17, 2016 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Can't imagine why you or anyone would even consider lying about offers or any other aspect of real estate.

Oct 17, 2016 03:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,970,252
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't think it is OK to lie about anything.

Oct 17, 2016 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

No and those who do typically burn out sooner than later.

Oct 17, 2016 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no that is not ok.... just remember, agents remember and label you with your actions during any transaction that agent does with you... 

Oct 17, 2016 06:13 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Amanda - It's definitely not OK. We don't see - or suspect - that it happens often around here, but everyone knows a couple of agents who probably do it.

Oct 17, 2016 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Does it happen?  Yes.  How often? Hard to tell, but I'd guess "rather frequently"

Oct 17, 2016 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, because in the end it will come back to bite you in the arse. There is karma in this business - what goes around comes around.

Oct 17, 2016 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Never.

Oct 17, 2016 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Amanda Brown No it is not ok! Misrepresentation is a serious offense.

Oct 17, 2016 06:45 AM
Rainer
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LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

OMG. NO......

Oct 17, 2016 06:44 AM
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

Yikes! That could really create problems.  It is better to stay on the up and up, besides gambling your credability is not worth a few extra dollars.

Oct 17, 2016 06:36 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No.

Oct 17, 2016 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

NEVER, If there is a lot of interest, that can be told. But if there are other offers, here in NH the seller has to agree to disclose even 1. 

Oct 17, 2016 06:08 AM
Rainer
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Never okay to lie. 

Oct 17, 2016 06:06 AM
Rainer
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Aaron Mtuanwi
LBBM Brokers, Inc - Lawrenceville, GA
INSPIRED TO SERVE Atlanta, GA [Metro Atlanta Area]

I've always felt that some agents are doing that but I always take them for their words and decide to offer or not to offer based on my clients interest and other available options

Oct 17, 2016 05:54 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I think it is despicable and unethical...

Oct 17, 2016 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

No, never a lie is a lie.

Oct 17, 2016 04:20 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I have learned that if the List agent really has a full price offer...or any good offer, they will not bother begging for us to go up in price.

They will just take the better offer.

Eve

Oct 17, 2016 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No it is not the best policy to lie about anything in life.

Oct 17, 2016 04:04 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't lie about anything

Oct 17, 2016 03:49 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Amanda Brown - It is NOT okay to lie about other offers!

Oct 17, 2016 03:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dishonesty is never a good practice, once trust is gone it is impossible to regain.

Oct 17, 2016 01:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Don't need read the other answers.  Big NO.  A lie is a lie.  And I just read your small print.  Happy to hear you were not asking for yourself.  You see many things in RE, not all good.  You must stay your values no matter how difficult sometimes.  Mark

Oct 17, 2016 01:46 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I stick with the truth always better that way.

Oct 17, 2016 12:45 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Are you kidding?  You want to get gum in your hair?

Oct 17, 2016 12:35 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Liars are the scum of the Earth.  However, one of the greatest liars in history is very close to becoming President of the United States.

Oct 17, 2016 12:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is not ok and if you get caught you could lose more than just your money.

Oct 17, 2016 11:17 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

No, I do not not, I never tell someone that some else is looking at the home if they are not my realtors know that if I say it it is true!

Oct 17, 2016 11:14 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 17, 2016 10:56 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It's never ok to lie. 

Oct 17, 2016 10:09 AM
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Ruth Primeau
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Lutz, FL
Associate Broker, GRI, SFR, REO

It's definitely NOT okay to lie..... very unethical. 

Oct 17, 2016 09:44 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I wouldn't even consider this. 

Oct 17, 2016 09:05 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Amanda,

I don't think it is OK to lie about other offers.  Or for that matter to lie!  If your seller is lying, then perhaps, it is time to discontinue working with him. Your reputation is at stake here, and depending on the state a fine and a loss of license may result.  A

Oct 17, 2016 07:35 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Absolutely not. Anyone who does so will get the reputation they deserve.

 

Oct 17, 2016 07:26 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

NEVER!

Oct 17, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 All contracts are to be reviewed and signed by seller. If you wonder about it demand the listing agent to show it with his broker.

In the old days all offers and seller show at review time in the office. The listing agent announced all offers in public and ask if the buyers will bid up. 

Right now it is the other way around. Sam can you imagine my Palo Alto listing has no offer after two weeks. Please bring your client and make an offer...Below asking is OK...

Oct 17, 2016 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

IT is seldom OK to lie.

"Do these jeans make my XXX look fat?" is the exception.

However, this issue is one frequently lamented by agents who simply don't know how negotiate. I know I've sold a lot of houses while buyer two and three twiddled their thumbs speculating the same thing.

No, I will not show any evidence such offers exist.

It is tough business. The losers like to cry about honesty and ethics when the reality is, they been in the business long past their usefulness.

It is the agents job to create value for their clients offer. Be prepared for the "HIGHEST and BEST response" in all situations regarless of the perception of other offers..

Oct 17, 2016 04:02 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

An agent who would lie about other offers, or anything real-estate related, could be found guilty of violating Article 1 of the Realtor Code of Ethics. Assuming this individual is a Realtor, you would be doing the industry a great favor by reporting him or her to your Board of Realtors.

On top of this, once the agent has prepared multiple counter offers when there are no other offers, well, he's involved his seller in fraud, and you might want to consider filing a complaint with the licensing entity in your state.

Nov 15, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

no, no no

 

Oct 19, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have known agents to do this, and is ethically wrong.

Oct 19, 2016 06:29 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

never ever.

Oct 18, 2016 02:48 PM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

It is NEVER "okay" to lie . . . at the expense of anyone.  Because we do not require PROOF on these types of things, agents do lie about it to push the price up.  They should lose their license for doing that.

Oct 18, 2016 01:28 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Amanda Brown No, wrong strategy. 

Oct 18, 2016 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

 Candice A. Donofrio hit this one out of the park IMO

Oct 18, 2016 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

no

Oct 17, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Absolutely Not.  

Oct 17, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, and for those who do, I hope it comes back to bite you!

Oct 17, 2016 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Oct 17, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Absolutely not okay. 

Oct 17, 2016 10:09 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Just to add my "no" to the other "nos" - no!

Good luck with this particular transaction. 

Oct 17, 2016 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No.

Oct 17, 2016 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Let me turn this around and ask if you want to keep your license active.

Oct 17, 2016 08:44 AM