Understandably, real estate agents haven’t exactly go the best reputation when it comes to the industry. It makes sense on all accounts to not disclose everything to them, in the fear that they will use that against you later down the track or stop working for the best price once they hit the mark. All that said, if you find that you’re asking yourself this question, then you haven’t found the right agent and you should keep searching.
Once you meet the right agent, you’ll find that transparency between you and them is key for a successful campaign and sale of your property. By withholding information, especially important information, you will create a poor relationship with the person you are entrusting your future with. They also cannot function properly with prospective buyers and the chance of scaring off a few potential purchasers is at a higher rate.
It’s a simple answer, if you’re questioning the integrity or loyalty of an agent, then I’m thinking they’re not the right fit. Hunt as long as you need too, until you find the agent who will get you the best price, whatever that is. As long as at the end of the process you have exhausted a marketplace, been kept informed with everything that is going on with your property and received an offer that you know is the absolute best price, then you can make an informed decision on whether you take it or not.
The following advice is of a general nature and intended as an opinion and broad guide. For all legal, financial or real estate advice you should obtain independent professional advice to do with the specific nature of your circumstances before making any legal, financial or real estate decisions.