Do I have to disclose to buyers that their view will likely be obstructed by new construction or is that up to the buyer to do their own research?

Asked by fubar9893, San Antonio, TX Fri Apr 26, 2013

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Jim Olive, Agent, Key West, FL
Mon May 6, 2013
Nina hit it on the head...put yourself in the buyers shoes. Do so for many reasons: first, you want to do right by your client, you're there to help and protect them; second, by taking good care of your client you're ensuring you have a customer for life (leave this fact out and I seriously doubt they'll use or refer you again!); third, as pointed out previously, the law says you must disclose anything that will impact the value of the home, and putting a new home smack in the middle of the view will likely do just that. But MOST IMPORTANTLY...it's the right thing to do....
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Nina Harris, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon May 6, 2013
Why wouldn''t you? Always put yourself in the buyer's shoes and you will never have to question if something you are or aren't doing is wrong. Yes, you should disclose this as it will affect the value of their property down the road.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Fri Apr 26, 2013
The way it is usually worded; You must disclose any materal fact which would impact the value of the property.
It doesn't matter if you caused it or not.
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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Disclose honestly. Future new construction may impact view. Buyer advise to investigate to their own satisfaction.
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Thomas Moser, Agent, East Northport, NY
Tue Mar 18, 2014
If you need to ask yourself or others if you have to disclose something, you do.
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George Ecker…, Agent, Washington, DC
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Disclose everything that you DON'T want to be sued about. Anything that you DO want to be sued for, leave that out. Why do the right thing, and make things easy for yourself? Choose the rocky road.
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Emmanuel Stu…, Agent, tacoma park, MD
Tue May 14, 2013
Disclose disclose disclose or you risk a future law suit
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walkerse1, Home Owner, Washington, DC
Mon May 6, 2013
You're smart to ask this anonymously. If you have to ask this question, I'd question your ethics. I wouldn't buy anything from you!
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Guy Gimenez, Agent, Manchaca, TX
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Sounds like you're not certain the view will be obscured since you use the word "likely". How do you know with certainty that construction you mention will take place as planned? If you're not 100% certain, wouldn't you just be speculating about future events?
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Curly Sue, , Texas
Fri Apr 26, 2013
You have to fill out the disclosure form to the best of your ability.
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