One of my bean sprouts have just started kindergarten. It has been a blessing seeing her grow from a wee bean to a lively sprout. Just yesterday, though, I caught her telling a lie (not her first). I was reminded of a dangerous fact- man’s nature or propensity to lie.nbsp; Of course, nowadays we coat it up a bit so it’s not really a lie. For some, it’s okay so long as no harm done. For others, it’s totally fine- just don’t get caught.

Well, you say, what do bean sprouts and lying have anything to do with real estate? Well, actually- a lot!

Whether you are buying or selling, it is important to be honest. In real estate, for example, a Seller must disclose material facts. That means a Seller is duty bound to disclose the truth about his home – facts that may affect a Buyer’s buying decision.

Buyers, of course, should do their own investigation; and, they should be forthright, too, when it comes to making an offer, ensuring that they are not just tying up the property but that they have every intent and ability to close.

Following the Golden Rule is always best. After all, at one time or another, we will all be wearing a Buyer or a Seller’s shoes.

As for my bean sprout, she is still learning. We, on the other hand, should have learned already. . .

Yup, you’ve guessed it – whether Buyer, Seller, Agent, or bean sprout – honesty is still the best policy!

P.S. For my fellow agents out there, have a Starbucks Frappuccino and consider Bob Hunt’s THERE’S NO GETTING AROUND IT: MATERIAL FACTS MUST BE DISCLOSED at!

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