Questions because people want to know

Sometimes when I show property the potential buyers have all kinds of questions that I really can’t or won’t answer. When I represent the homeowner I can’t answer personal questions about them.

Homebuyers want to know why the sellers are moving, how many kids they have and how old they are. They want to know if the seller is single and if he or she lives alone.

The list goes on and on. The details of a homeowner’s marital status, familial status, age or race isn’t a material fact and do not affect the condition, value or saleability of a property.

Buying real estate does not give the buyer the right to know details about the seller’s personal life or motives for selling or moving or anything else.

If you are looking at a home for sale and the listing agent is showing it to you do not be surprised if they won’t answer personal questions about the sellers. Real estate agents owe their clients confidentiality.

If you are being represented by a buyers agent understand that personal details about the seller are not shared with the buyer’s agent.

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