While it may be tempting for buyers to say what’s on their mind while looking at houses, agents should encourage them to pause for a moment. There are some things home buyers should never say on the fly.
Listing agents, sellers, even neighbors may be listening; and they all have motives to keep tabs on the situation.
Casual comments could be used against the home buyer
Saying things like:
- I love it
- The decor is awful
- This house is way over priced
All these things go straight back to the seller.
What are the neighbors like?
That’s another question that should never be asked.
The listing agent has no idea; and do you think the seller is going to tell you that the neighbor’s son has a band that starts rehearsing at 2:00 in the morning?
The buyers have to asses the neighbors on their own.