JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Time for a Haircut....Better Call my Plumber

Time for a Haircut....Better Call my Plumber

Realtor Problems  When you want legal advice, I assume that more often than not you find yourself picking up the phone and calling an attorney. If you have some frayed wires sticking out of your wall and you're not that handy, just a guess here, but you probably contact an electrician. And if you happy to be sick, then maybe it's time to consult a physician.

  Whatever the problem may be, chances are you know to speak with a professional on the subject and take their advice when dispensed. I mean that's just good sense right?


The Stylist may be Wrong So that being said, and now that we have established that getting advice from a professional is a good idea, why on Earth is real estate so different? If a doctor tells you that you have an infection and that you should take these antibiotics or you'll get worse, you take the medicine. So, when a Realtor whose been in the business for years says your house is over priced, why can't you just swallow your medicine?

 I know that no one wants to get bad  news, but the fact is that we all do sometimes. I for one would rather get a bad truth than a good lie.


Swallow Your Medicine  Sometimes your friends will simply tell you what you want to hear. Maybe your hair stylist said your Realtor was full of bull because they didn't feel like arguing before they got a tip. Whatever the case may be you need to be careful about where exactly your advice comes from. I would never tell you what hairstyle you should have, that's not my gig.

  So before you fire off at your agent about how your friend that runs a sandwich shop says that neon purple ceilings are all the rage and the Realtor shouldn't ask you to paint them, Think about this, when was the last time you called a plumber because you needed a haircut?


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsJL Boney, III • February 22 2018 12:57AM


I love the comparison in your blog.

People will always look to the wrong place for advice.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago

JL- good advice for any sellers!!!  Hire the best agent you can find, then listen to them. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 year ago

Good morning JL Boney, III ,

I love your title and of course you are right! Some sellers think they know everything and of course their friend who owns a sandwich shop knows way more than any Realtor®! Go figure!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 1 year ago

Good morning JL. It is a great point and wonderful title but what is it with the snakes?

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago

Bill - Every chance they get. It's easy to listen to what you want to hear.


Kathy - The listen to them part is most important.


Dorie - It's human nature to accept advice that you want. It's easy to ignore good advice when it's not what you want it to be.


Sheila - There's always a snake in the grass my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 1 year ago