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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Result The Gordons won their lawsuit. However, it took more than a year, and in the meantime they had to finance a complete roof replacement on their own. It was also difficult to accurately ascertain the value of the rare books they lost, so the amount they collected for lost goods was far less than what they felt they should have gotten. Of course they received no compensation for the psychological pain and suffering they endured, nor for the time lost from work pursuing the lawsuit. So, in spite of the fact that some justice was eventually served, no one came out a true winner, and the entire mess could have been avoided with good representation and a little dose of honesty.

The Telltale Garbage A few years ago, Ken’s friends, the Crandalls, were moving back to Colorado and told him they were looking for a home in another town. Ken didn’t sell real estate in that area, so he offered to refer them to a Realtor® who would represent their best interests. However, they said they had already gotten a referral from another friend and had met with that agent whom we’ll call Jeremy. Ken simply recommended ways they could check out Jeremy’s history and reputation and suggested they insist that Jeremy enter into a buyer-agency contract with them so they would be legally represented. This contract was especially important because they would be engaging in a home purchase at a long distance from their current home on the East Coast. Well, you can give people advice with good intentions, but then it’s up to them to take it. People don’t like to have advice forced on them. The next time Ken spoke with the Crandalls, it was a few months after the sale had closed. They moved into their new home and had 23

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