if u lie on a listing can that affect the sale

Asked by Trina Sisneros, Aragon, GA Thu Jan 24, 2013

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Hank Miller, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Liar liar pants on fire.....

In this business you better be wearing flame retardent suits and carrying a fire extinguisher. Believe nothing, confirm everything - then believe about half of that.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Fri Jan 25, 2013

"Pants on fire, flame retardent suit...."

Another "pearl!" nice post and a BIG "thumbs up."

Funny but so true!

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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Fri Jan 25, 2013
"Can it effect the sale?"
Did it?
By the way, did you read the sentence shown at the bottom of every MLS listing? Only data appearing on the MLS is the responsibility of the agent.
Stuff appearing on aggregate websites is just stuff for which there is no accountability for the data. Aggregare websites and replace, change, suppress, substitute, transpose, fabricate, spindle, fold and mutilate data at their whim without repercussions.
Starting a conversation with such a toxic accusation generally indicates an ulterior motive.
So, tell us the rest of the story. What's REALLY happening?

Best of Success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Jim Olive, Agent, Key West, FL
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Hmmm...I think the old "Honesty is the best policy" applies across the board, but when there are large sums of money involved, the penalty for lying is very apparent. Just the cost of defending oneself against a lie (even if s/he is exonerated) is more than you'll want to face.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Hi Trina,

Providing errant information is never a good thing that can result in huge problems for those involved.

Unfortunately, real estate is a business in which agents often are required to place their trust in others...... Lenders, sellers, buyers, inspectors, etc. Doing so often finds us in a position of defending ourselves because of missinformation provided by others.

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Vincent Paige…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Fri Jan 25, 2013
This is never a great idea, the legal trouble you could place yourself in could cost you many times more than the truth, just be accurate and disclose all material facts pertinent to the sale.

Vincent Warren Paige, Jr.
REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
8934 Conroy Windermere Road | Orlando, FL 32835
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Marge Bennett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Yes and it could also get you into legal trouble. Lying is NEVER a good idea.
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Lee Taylor, Agent, Decatur, GA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
That's a loaded question, but yeah, sure, of course...
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Elisa Dewees, Agent, Cherry Hill, NJ
Thu Jan 24, 2013
Lying is never a good thing, especially for a listing. Most states have laws requiring the Seller to disclose all known defects. It would help if you post what type of lie it is.
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