Recent posts have been written about working with friends and relatives. Many say this is not a good idea but I have some concerns about the reasons.
IF, and that is a big if, you are the best agent, why wouldn't your true friends want to hire you? And why wouldn't you want to work with them?
Many friends, colleagues and relatives have used me to list and sell.
And I have also made decisions NOT to work with certain friends, former colleagues and relatives.
Knowing personality traits, it would not be possible to meet expectations.
It is a business decision no different than interviewing sellers.
Do I really want the listing?
My commitment to confidentiality is the same as when I was an RN in the hospital. Clients do not have to worry about keeping their business private.
But should you work with a friend?
When this question is raised by other agents, I have heard negative answers. It is usually from the other agent telling you not to work with your friend...they want the listing. Don't work with a friend, it might interfere with your relationship.
My response :
Is your friend the very best person to get the job done?
Then yes, work them!
If not feel free to say: "I don't work with friends."