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Old 12-18-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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but an agent isn't responsible for what information he/she wasn't told right? I mean what if the seller purposely misleads the agent? That doesn't seem fair
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:38 PM
 
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but an agent isn't responsible for what information he/she wasn't told right? I mean what if the seller purposely misleads the agent? That doesn't seem fair
depends on the info,,,say i was doing a property disclosure on your house,,and as we walk thru your basement i see water stains 5 inches from the floor on your walls,,and ask you, "have you had water/flooding issues in the basement and you flatly say NO!! absolutely not... i point to the water stains evenly around the walls,,and you still deny it....so whats a broker to do?? even when i say a potential buyer will point that out and ask, and if we dont have an answer they will assume,,thiers is an issue..
you still flatly deny it, and insist that i also deny it. (even when i point out a slight crack in the upper corner foundation)
on one hand a broker has to be loyal, /obedient, yet he/she also has to disclose material facts.
many times ive been asked to withold material facts from potential buyers,,
i cant legally do it,..

now what if you said,,one of the reasons you are moving is because you believe your home is haunted? and you want me to keep that quiet,,,, i wouldnt volunteer it.
i was showing a house to a couple once and halfway thru the livingroom,,the wife turned to her hubby and said "lets go" this house has unpleasant spirits"
lol
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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but an agent isn't responsible for what information he/she wasn't told right? I mean what if the seller purposely misleads the agent? That doesn't seem fair
mainebrokerman is right on, here's the law: "A seller agent is not liable to a buyer for providing false information to the buyer if the false information was provided to the seller agent by the seller agent's client and the seller agent did not know or, acting in a reasonable manner, should not have known that the information was false. A seller agent is not obligated to discover latent defects in the property."

Needless to say, it's a very fine line that we have to walk.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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My wife insists on it, not just murders, but any deaths at all. None of the real estate agents we've dealt with have indicated that it is an unusual request.
Given the age of most homes in Maine; the chances of purchasing a dwelling in which someone had died in seems as though it would be rather high. I am referring to of natural causes or illness, not murder or suicide.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Given the age of most homes in Maine; the chances of purchasing a dwelling in which someone had died in seems as though it would be rather high. I am referring to of natural causes or illness, not murder or suicide.
LOL, I know. But she still wanted to know. Funny thing is, the house we have now, at least two people have died in it that I know of, and she was present at one of them.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Given the age of most homes in Maine; the chances of purchasing a dwelling in which someone had died in seems as though it would be rather high. I am referring to of natural causes or illness, not murder or suicide.
We own two homes. The male owner of each died either in the house or on the property. With this track record I'm thinking Steve should become nomadic if he starts feeling ill.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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We own two homes. The male owner of each died either in the house or on the property. With this track record I'm thinking Steve should become nomadic if he starts feeling ill.
LOL!!!!!
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