Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: Trust Is An Essential Component To Any Important Relationship – Especially Those That Involve Money and Emotion.

Trust Is An Essential Component To Any Important Relationship – Especially Those That Involve Money and Emotion.

Trust is an essential component to any important relationship – especially those that involve money and emotion.

Real estate transactions involve the highest levels of money and emotion. Typical to arenas of money and emotion, there are many opportunists in the field that prey on the vulnerable buyer or seller.  Their fraudulent or self-serving behavior is the stuff of legends making it an even scarier endeavor to buy or sell a home.

A trustworthy agent makes the transaction comfortable for the participants.  A trustworthy agent transitions a highly charged emotional event into something the customers can tolerate because they trust what is being told to them.  Trust is earned through actions and thoughts.  An agent that tells the truth, works for the clients best interest, and is diligent in their daily efforts finds themselves trusted. 

Yes, there are ways to establish confidence, the gateway to trust, but that doesn’t make one trustworthy.  If we act from our hearts in an honest, caring, compassionate way we will be an individual that can be trusted … the best of humanity.

When it comes to trust, it is black and white, there is absolutely no gray area.  Real Estate Professionals … We Are Trustworthy or We Are Not!

This post is a submission to the ActiveRain / Adobe EchoSign Trust Contest. I could possibly win a prize. You can find out about the contest by clicking here

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLisa Wetzel • January 15 2012 10:23PM


I find not pretending the grey area is okay to be the best way to go in all aspects of life.  But you are right... in real estate we have to ALWAYS stay on the right side to expect and earn trust.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 8 years ago

Trust is something that we build with our actions, not our words. It is something once broken, you don't get back!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

Tammy ... I agree!

Todd ... You are exactly right!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 8 years ago

Honesty and truth build trust, Lisa. A very nice post and good luck in the contest. Have a great week.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Very well written. Hope you place in the contest! Great comments above too!

Posted by Marilyn Harrell, Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI (ReMax Riverhaven) over 8 years ago

I wonder if there would be more trust in the world if they had made it a four-letter word.... just wondering.

Posted by Not a real person over 8 years ago

I always say do the right thing and the money will come!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 8 years ago

Lisa, trust is something built and earned, and as such should be consisdered a valuable asset to be safe-guarded. I am always amazed when someone unthinkly acts in a way that breaks trust. What a loss!

Thanks, too, for comiing by my blog and posting your comment. I appreciate you.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 8 years ago