Don’t lie to your clients!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Photo courtesy of spleneticOne of the biggest mistakes most agents do is they lie to their potential clients right from the beginning. They meet someone, make promises, and set up expectations that they can't possible keep up with.

One of my favorite questions from potential buyers and sellers is, "Should I wait about six months and see what happens?" Most agents tell their clients that if they had a crystal ball, they would tell them, but their opinion is that they should buy or sell now, because you don't know what the future will bring. Give your clients the facts and let them decide for themselves. If you tell them what to do, you may be setting yourself up for a lawsuit.

I tell my clients, "If I owned a crystal ball, I wouldn't be standing here because I would be at the lottery counter buying tickets!" Don't set yourself up by promising your clients things you can't possibly deliver on. I say, under promise and over deliver is the way to true success and client happiness.



Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739

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Keller Williams Realty
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Phone: (503)524-9494
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 I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.

 

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Larry Bettag
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Tru dat!  I think that you have to build your business on referrals for life.  Therefore, we always need to act in the CLIENT'S BEST INTERESTs, if we're going to serve OUR BEST INTERESTS.

January 18, 2009 08:26 PM
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Fran Gaspari
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TC,

Good advice!!! And I'm not going to lie to you...I'm still mourning the Eagles loss!!! Thanks,   Fran

January 18, 2009 11:00 PM
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Deb "Alayne" Brooks
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Todd, I agree whole heartedly. And, I have an email to send. Thanks for the reminder. Oops.

Later in the rain~Deb

January 18, 2009 11:26 PM
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Bruce Brockmeier
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I say, under promise and over deliver is the way to true success and client happiness.

Amen to that.  You will have a long, highly successful career with that approach.

January 19, 2009 01:08 AM
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Zane Coffin
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some times the truth hurts...but its easier to remember the truth then it is to remember something you made up......

January 19, 2009 09:02 AM
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