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5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Is Probably Keeping from You

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 19, 2018 01:08 AM
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by Chelsea Greenwood Lassman last modified Aug 18, 2018

Buying a home—especially for the first time—can be an overwhelming and confusing ordeal, and your real estate agent is your guide through that complicated process. So it's only natural that you look to them for guidance and trust their advice and expertise on matters big and small. But keep in mind that agents are looking to make a sale and often have a quota to meet, so there can be times when they're not 100 percent on the level in regard to every detail. They may omit a bit of info here or sugarcoat something there just to help everything go more smoothly. Mostly, this is harmless. There are also some things that real estate agents legally can't tell you because of the Fair Housing Act. Agents aren't allowed to tell clients anything that may potentially be construed as discrimination against protected classes (such as age, race, or income-level). For example , they can't say whether the schools are good, whether or not the community is "family-friendly," what the ethnic or racial makeup of the community is, or whether or not an area is "safe." We decided to consult with three real estate professionals to discover some common things that you real estate agent might be keeping from you. Here is what they had to say: READ MORE »





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