If You Want to Be My Client…….

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

No matter if a short sale or not, there are still responsibilities of all involved during a real estate transaction. What’s so hard about being HONEST?   Bottom line, why lie when one has to cover their tracks and use so much energy to back up that lie?

IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH!

It would be my understanding that if we travel through life with good morals, values and beliefs then it is no problem to do so in whatever career choice we choose.  There are no cutting corners in personal or business relationships.

THINKING DRIVES BEHAVIOR!

We have choices and in the Real Estate Industry there are no ifs, ands or buts. We pass on to our clients the services we provide. The biggest part of that service is to give them sound advice and nothing will stand in the way of the honest truth.

WE DON’T TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR!

This market is the hardest I’ve worked to get a transaction to closing. Maybe these situations before me are just tests. Regardless of the hardships that have fallen at ones feet, it behooves me to show them that the right way will have a positive outcome.

BLINDED BY VICTIMSTANCE.

If any of YOU want to be my client, then do NOT stand in my way of giving the best service that I can.  This includes your telling me the whole truth and nothing but the truth regarding your circumstances.  It all comes out in the wash anyway.

If you want to be my client…

DISCLOSE EVERYTHING.

If anything, we ALL will sleep well at night.

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Jane:  You would think all would understand this concept.  Leave things out and let it prolong the transaction...  {{SIGH}}

George: .....and the end result is....we are respected for doing the right thing.

 

Sep 22, 2012 09:22 PM #18
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Robert: Yup...it comes to bite one in their behind..yes, I got the drift lol

Mike:  Got that right. I suppose they are trying to keep the transaction....interesting?  lol...needless to say, no matter what we get up and try to get everything completed so the transaction closes.

 

Sep 22, 2012 09:24 PM #19
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Tammie:  Well, all I can say is that at least you are protected. It would seem that this would not be the kind of client I would want to have anyway.  Then again, protected with an agreement would at least get him to understand that what he signed is a binding contract!

Anna:  And that is my point.  No matter what...it all comes out in the wash.  Either escrow will catch something, loan officer will reveal something and bottom line is...the important things cannot be ignored!

Sep 22, 2012 09:28 PM #20
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Pat...good one!  YUP...and that IS a fact! 

Nan...it would be nice if we could compliment all our clients for the same :)

Nellie:  What happens if you find something out half way through the transaction that is already in contract?  I bet we all just try and find a solution...and the best of luck to them in the future.

Melissa:  Yup...if one lives by a wonderful code for life...then our code of ethics are not a problem.  Bottom line is that in personal or business relationships...if all are up front then whatever situation it is...we cal all work together to find a solution and work towards that common solution....of closing the deal! 

Sep 22, 2012 09:32 PM #21
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Sally - I'm big on disclosure.  It just makes it all easier for buyer and seller.

Sep 22, 2012 10:23 PM #22
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Dishonesty does stain and in many cases there is no magic stain remover. 

Honesty is always good for all who indulges.

Sep 22, 2012 11:51 PM #23
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Good morning Celeste - Great post! If a buyer or seller hires someone to represent them, then they'd best be up front about everything. You can't hide your dirty secrets for long, and it's a shame to waste valuable time.

Sep 23, 2012 05:20 AM #24
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Sis - Besides the honest aspect of it, disclosing everything also avoids pitfalls in the transaction down the road.  Nothing like a good old fashioned secret to totally unhinge a transaction.

Sep 23, 2012 05:35 AM #25
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Sounds like a frustrating situation.  A client that isn't giving full disclosure is only harming the process.  I loved the pictures you used to illustrate it.  :)

Sep 23, 2012 05:46 AM #26
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or mr and mrs buyer do unto others as you would want others to do unto you

Sep 23, 2012 06:22 AM #27
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I always put on the confessional robe and ask my clients....to tell me everything...Right here and right now and we move on

Sep 23, 2012 08:00 AM #28
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Justin Dibbs
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That always makes it tuff to do your best.  Last time that hapned with a client doing that to me, he lost his $3,000 deposit.

Sep 23, 2012 10:19 AM #29
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Way to go Sally. We can only HELP you if you TRUST us. And that means with the whole truth.

Sep 23, 2012 11:14 AM #30
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Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty - Cedar Rapids, IA
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It is true, why bother to tell us you are still making your payments. Tell us the truth and we will be more aggressive and recommend different options. You are tying our hands and standing in our way of doing our best work when we are blindsided by something we should have known. Lesson learned.
Sep 23, 2012 01:33 PM #31
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Honesty on all sides is the only way to have a successful working relationship in anything we do in life. Great post, Sally!!!

Sep 23, 2012 03:26 PM #32
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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Lil Bro...you're telling me. It really puts a damper on the whole thing but not enough so we can pick up and get it done! 

Sep 24, 2012 10:09 AM #33
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Amen to that!  We aren't here to judge just do our jobs the best we can so please tell us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!  

Sep 25, 2012 05:27 AM #34
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Honest clients get the best representation! Regards Dave

Sep 25, 2012 07:47 AM #35
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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Sally-That's a good policy to have. It is sometimes tough for people to understand that it is in their best interests to not withhold relevant information from their advocates. And maybe that's part of the problem, they don't always understand what is relevant.

Sep 29, 2012 08:49 PM #36
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This is so true. I hate it when I am acting on false information. It is such a waste of everyone's time.

Love your post and pictures. 

Oct 20, 2012 07:33 PM #37
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