If you are anything like the typical consumer, you very likely don’t believe what a real estate broker tells you. Do you trust information from a broker on such matters as:
- The square footage of an apartment in the event that the listing broker is rash enough to commit to a number, daring a subsequent lawsuit.
- Ceiling height.
- When any renovations were completed.
- How much it will cost for any improvements you have in mind.
- A board’s approach to potential buyers.
- The seller’s flexibility on price.
- What the market value is of the place you’d like to sell.
- How much you can depend on the broker to be responsive and professional.
- Whether other offers are expected, in already, accepted or almost in contract.
- The perfect time to buy or sell.
Of course, you don’t trust a broker whom you don’t know pretty well. Nor should you. Continue reading