Why I can't update you on the progress of your neighbors home.
Ever since the first days of my real estate career over 25 years ago, the questions most asked of me after meeting a new or old acquaintance are "How are you?" followed by, "How is Real Estate?"
So naturally it comes as no surprise to me when a good friend asks me to "fill" them in on what's happening with a home that is on the market or is pending. People are always curious about the happenings in their "hood", but you know what, as much as I love you and as much as I would love to "dish" with you, I can't. I can't because I have a serious fiduciary relationship with those folks that are selling or buying their home through me. Regardless, it just isn't right.
And, if I am not their agent and don't owe that confidentiality to them, then I probably don't know the inside details of what is going on in that transaction. It would simply amount to gossiping....
....and, while I love to solve the problems of the world with my friends over a glass of wine, to do so in this case would be purely and simply unprofessional.
When representing either a buyer or a seller, an agent has a fiduciary relationship to that client.
What does that mean?
In a nut shell that means that we owe those clients our confidentiality and loyalty, and not put our personal interests above theirs.
Basically, not to talk about their stuff! It's a very serious thing. Not to be taken lightly.
So while I might love to answer your questions, I can not tell you what those folks are accepting for their home. I can not tell you what happening during the inspection and the like.
Please respect our friendship. Don't ask your Realtor friend for the inside scoop!
I would sooner tell you what I weigh! Can't do it. Won't do it.
About the author
Carol-Ann Palmieri, a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 24 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.
A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA... is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities. She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education.
Licensed in MA and RI...
Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....
Her mission.... To exceed your expectations!