“Secrets, secrets, are no fun. Secrets, secrets, hurt someone.” We’ve all heard the childhood rhyme, but today I’d like to highlight how it applies to real estate. It’s true that secrets can be hurtful, and secrets in a real estate transaction are no exception.
Imagine the following scenario: A couple has begun their home search and have already toured a couple of properties. They’ve outlined what they’re looking for, but something just isn’t quite right. When I notice this in my clients, I’ll usually ask some questions to find out what’s wrong. Sometimes, it will come to light that one person has expectations they hadn’t previously expressed to me or their partner. Keeping secrets like this only causes problems.
If, for instance, a client isn’t entirely honest about how firm they are on staying within a certain price point, things may become a little confusing. This is especially true if they’ve kept their partner in the dark. In order for things to go smoothly, everyone needs to be on the same page.
Transparency is so key in the real estate process. Being open and honest about goals and expectations is critical to any buyer’s or seller’s success. It’s important for everyone in the transaction to communicate clearly. This means being transparent with anyone involved in making decisions throughout the transaction, including your partner, family, and agent.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give my team or me a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing to hearing from you soon.