Believe it or not it happens. There are plenty of good agents who look out for their client’s best interests. I know, because I know more than a few of them.
From the Chicago Tribune
Real estate agents should never talk clients into buying a property. But every so often, they talk their folks out of buying one.
Perhaps the would-be buyers don't realize the place is in a tough neighborhood. Maybe the price is just too high for the area. Or possibly the client isn't giving enough thought to the resale value several years down the road.
Whatever the reason, it's not always about the money.
"It's not about the sale to me," says Joan Patterson, of Keller Williams Realty in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. "It's about integrity. I want my clients happy so I can sleep at night."
When we start working together I usually tell my clients not to be surprised if I end up
pointing out more negative issues about the homes we see than positive ones. And that’s what usually happens. And that’s a good thing.
Because a lot of my clients come here from somewhere else and they don’t know much about the foothills or about homes in the foothills and what it’s like living in the desert. And they depend on me to guide them through it. And I do my best to do that.
A client recently sent me list of 18 homes they picked out online that they thought looked like possibilities. And I went through it and advised them against more than half of them right off the bat, because of a variety of issues. And these are usually things that can’t be fixed, like a not so good location or being the most expensive, or nearly so, house on the block. Or even a west facing backyard. And, often, when I tell someone from Chicago or Minneapolis what happens with a west facing backyard in the late afternoon in the summer, they look at me like, OK, you’re kidding right, what’s the punch line.
No punch line, not yet anyway. That comes at about at 5:30 PM in July when you’re trying to enjoy your beautiful west facing backyard and the sun is broiling you to a crisp.
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