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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I am honest but, with a Southern twist!

No need to hurt their feelings or be nasty but, I do let them know why their home didn't make the cut.

Feb 18, 2019 03:41 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Honestly vague.  

Feb 18, 2019 04:19 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if a buyer were interested, why would a buyer's agent be honest with feedback? imagine that agent saying the home showed well and was priced right....  

when I was actively listing property, I never wanted feedback.... I didn't trust it.... I priced the home and knew what it was worth... didn't need feedback...

Feb 18, 2019 04:52 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I mostly avoid feedback. I think over 90% of it is useless bs.

Feb 18, 2019 04:02 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Few want to hear negative thoughts.

Feb 18, 2019 07:05 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'll give it to you straight. Provided there's no interest. If there's any interest I won't respond.

Feb 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I am honest in relaying feedback to my client or to another agent

Feb 19, 2019 04:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brutally honest, but in a diplomatic way. At the end of day, why provide feedback if it's not honest; why ask for feedback if you don't want honest feedback?

Feb 19, 2019 03:52 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I let them know what I notice and pass on what the buyer said about the property especially those that need to work.  One time, an agent was not happy and told me he didn't know what I was talking about.  I thought that was really foolish of him.  Why bother asking for a feedback if you only want to hear a good one while the property is not in good shape?  He might as well tell other agents to lie on the feedback.  I have his name and if I come across his listing again in the future, which I have not for a very long time, I will not bother leaving any feedback. Or I'll leave him something such as thanks for letting me show your home.  That will be a good feedback for him 

Feb 18, 2019 08:18 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I think I'm pretty honest with my replys. Sometimes I'm honestly snarky.

Feb 18, 2019 07:17 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I prefer to receive honest feedback without concern of hurt feelings, therefore that is what I give.

Feb 18, 2019 06:30 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

pretty much dead on from what buyers say. I will soften it a bit but not much.

Feb 18, 2019 03:29 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One man's treasure is another man's junk! If they ask my opinion, I would tell them how I feel and move on! So be it!

Feb 19, 2019 03:45 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

If an agent asks for feedback, I'm completely honest.  My husband must be right; I don't really have a filter.  

Feb 18, 2019 07:26 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I ask two things in the more weightier subjects:

1. Do you want feedback?

2. How much truth can you stand?

In the absence of all that, if I have something to say....I WILL

Feb 18, 2019 05:08 PM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Depends on lots of things - how much time I have to answer, are my clients interested or not, do I want to help that agent?, when I have a seller asking for feedback - does this agent give me feedback when asked?
When I do give feedback, I try to include something the seller can do something about. 

Feb 18, 2019 04:56 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm honest about the condition. Some of the feedback I've provided are things like "the house showed fine except for the dead squirrel in the living room" or "the clients liked the flow of the house but the feces smeared on the carpet and the unrecognizable blob in the bucket downstairs made them decide this wasn't the home for them."

Feb 18, 2019 04:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Don't waste your time with feedback on flips. 

Feb 18, 2019 04:42 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I tell it like it is to help the other agent.


Feb 19, 2019 06:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not provide that kind of feedback.  I don't ask for any either. 

Feb 19, 2019 06:32 AM
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I prefer honesty over "brutal" honesty. In other words, I prefer to express the drawbacks that impacted the buyer's reason for discounting or deciding against purchasing. 

Feb 19, 2019 05:58 AM
Ken Jones, ASA | Broker & Appraiser
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc./Global Valuations - Newark, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I never GIVE feedback. And, I never ASK FOR feedback.

I never give it because I'm not going to provide the listing agent the opportunity to overcome the objections of my buyer in the negotiating process.

I never ask for feedback because - based on experience - the only thing I'm going to get is negative, pre-negotiation BS that provides me no benefit.

That said, if an agent wants to volunteer their opinions, I'll listen. But, I don't usually take what they say with any level of seriousness.

As for agents who ask for feedback, if they don't know the benefits and the problems with their own listing, they're too stupid to be a real estate agent.

Just sayin'.

Feb 19, 2019 05:43 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Brutal, don't ask if you don't want to know

Feb 19, 2019 05:40 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It depends, sme times "my buyer is not interested" has to do, as some agents and even sellers get defensive if you tell the hard truth. When listing homes, i like to have this talk with my sellers, what they should do, what needs to be done to avoid this. 

Feb 19, 2019 05:31 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

If they are asking me for my feedback, I give them my honest opinion, favourable, or not.

Feb 19, 2019 05:29 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't sugar coat it; however, my comments are honest and not rude.

Feb 19, 2019 05:08 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Pretty much.

Most people look for me because I give good service and never said I have or have no feedback.  I do not run a restaurant needing rating,

Feb 18, 2019 05:19 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As honest as they day is long.

Feb 19, 2019 07:36 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on how the feedback is solicited.

If the solicitation comes from automated forms, I deliver BOGUS feedback, if I bother at all. I make sure it is as important to me as it is for the lazy agent requesting it.

If the personal request is not from a ding-bat, I will provide ACTIONABLE feed back. Let's face it, I need not comment on the busy street. Its not like everyone else missed that.

I view feedback as the listing agent asking for 'a little help here.'

What makes my feedback valuable is the methodology imposed on the buyers I work with.

Be aware, some houses don't merit feedback. Simply "Not right for them," is sufficient. That means the house did not say 'Hello,' ceilings too low,  missing the flex-space. None of which an owner can do anything about.

However. poor illumination, dirty, old, old, old, are things the listing agent can present to the home owner and get remediation or adjustment.

In one instance, traffic pattern made the dining room unusable of anything other than a travel way. The owner moved a door way 8 feet and "BOOM" problem solved and house sold.

Another took a little paint, chair rail, lighting and sold for $30,000 more.

Feedback can be invaluable, but the laziness of agents cheapen the results.  If  you allow your MLS or broker to send out automated feedback requests, you are the agent of whom I speak. I have yet to see a feedback form with preloaded questions to be actionable or beneficial in any way. They are an action of ultimate disrespect. They are a waste of everyone time. And wasting the time of others is disrespectful.

Feb 19, 2019 05:17 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Very honest.

Feb 19, 2019 02:28 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Honest on feedback, not brutal, just tell it like it is.  A

Feb 19, 2019 11:07 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hey Joseph I've run into this type of property as well and they're really bad flips.  I'm not going to give feedback - it's their job to know this stuff and figuer it out.  I did a long time ago and the guy started arguing with me - seriously Dude?  You asked me directly, I told you, now deal with it however you like! Bye bye.

Feb 19, 2019 10:46 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Some would say any kind of feedback effects the seller's impression of the buyer so just avoid positive or negative comments. I am usually on the receiving end of feedback & it's usually short & to the point. That's how I try to leave feedback, short & to the point.

Feb 19, 2019 10:42 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

If the home is owner occupied, I will be kind but honest, similar to Debe Maxwell, CRS's comment. If it is a hack of an investor that is painting a home and claiming that is worth a $30,000-80,000 price increase from their purchase 2 weeks ago, I will let it rip.

Feb 19, 2019 10:41 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I try to be honest without being rude.

Feb 19, 2019 09:36 AM
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

Some times that depends on the listing agent. If it is someone that Iknow very well, I will be very honest with them. 

Feb 20, 2019 09:58 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Agree with barbara

Feb 20, 2019 06:40 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A "soft honest" keeping in mind that the seller usually gets it too and to be brutally honest isn't always the best approach IMHO. 

Feb 19, 2019 06:45 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

It depends on the circumstances. 

Feb 19, 2019 06:15 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Give them what they ask for and let them deliver the news or put their own spin on it for their clients.

Feb 19, 2019 05:31 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

If a client is interested, I may inform the agent that they are considering putting in an offer and request information.  If they are not interested and were specific in the reason why (i.e., too close to train, etc.) I would pass that one. 

Feb 19, 2019 02:23 PM
Dani Achim
RE/MAX Preferred - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Helping You Find Your Way Home

I am always honest about the pricing questions, but I tend to get soft on exterior and interior questions. I always complete the feedback surveys too.

Feb 19, 2019 10:06 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually give a basic feedback, unless the LA has asked me directly how it is priced, etc.

Feb 22, 2019 03:31 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Honesty is good, but it's also good first to find something nice or positive to say before the "brutal" comments.

Feb 20, 2019 02:19 PM