49937saliva test for honesty
- Jan 1, 2007I agree that a licence does not guarantee honesty. I don't know
whether having a licence influences honesty or not. I suspect not.
I believe that knowledge of the local market is important -- who are
the better construction companies, the honest people to deal with, the
more efficient banks (for financing), the better furniture shops, etc.
Is a licence from the USA or Canada or Lower Slobovia helpful?
A gut-test I sometimes use is to see several similar properties, then
ask the real estate agent which one he or she recommends I buy. If
it's the most expensive one, ask carefully for the reasons, and walk
away at the first sign of obfuscation. If the reasons are solid, or if
he/she recommends a lower-price unit, with solid reasons, then I take
the first step down the long road ending in trust of this individual.
Then I deal with him or her for ever.
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