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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think it's somehow human nature. I've seen little kids tell lies who are in a family raising them differently. Don't have an explanation for this.

May 03, 2016 09:05 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

We are all sinners

May 03, 2016 09:36 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I believe it's how we were taught as children and what the consequences were when we told the truth - yes, the truth!

Parents have a tendency today to believe whatever their children tell them - which is pretty clsoe minded and extremely dangeround IMO!

May 03, 2016 09:34 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Interesting question. I don't think there is a "truth gene" but I do believe there is something innate that compels some people to lie.

May 03, 2016 09:13 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

So many reasons why and in my opinion, one of them is low self-esteem and trying to make themselves look or sound more important than they feel.

May 03, 2016 09:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Perhaps it is just part of the moral decline that started a generation ago and will be continuing.

May 03, 2016 09:24 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Our adopted daughter is a chronic liar.  She doesn't know how to tell the truth when it would benefit her better. 

May 03, 2016 09:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wish I knew the answer to that.  For some ... it is pathology.  They would not  know or speak the truth if it were biting them in the ass. 

I got the crap beat out of me if I was caught lying.  My Dad was a strict military disciplinarian.  I guess you could say "truth was beat into me" to the point where I learned honesty is the best policy. 

May 04, 2016 02:28 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I think some lie to avoid ownership of the "fault" or "blame" when they need to own up to a mistake.

May 04, 2016 01:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No to question 2!

Yes to questions 3 and 4!

May 04, 2016 12:49 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Ken and Annette covered this along most angles. Lyin' Ted tried to skip steps to avoid earning his way. That's about ego. Hillary . . . sociopath.

May 03, 2016 10:59 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

EVERYBODY LIES. If you don't know this you are lying.

What I have found is others take the first available 'social out' and this will and could be judged a lie by the one asking the question.

The SOLUTION to lies is to ask more and better questions, not judging believing you know what is taking place in the mind of another.

In the American society, 'No' is a negative and unfriendly word creating the need for the social lie or what we now accept as political correctness.

"DO these jeans make me look fat?"

May 03, 2016 10:28 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Agrre with you on this. I think people lie, becasue to tell the truth they feel might give their opponent the edge.

May 03, 2016 09:33 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Are you talking about politicians?  Are there any who tell the truth?

May 04, 2016 05:04 AM
Chris Fosgate
Keller Williams - Kansas City, MO
Assistant Team Leader - Keller Williams, KC North

Much of this has to do with insecurity over a long period of time. I don't believe people are born this way, and suspect it has more to do with the environment that they are brought up in.

May 04, 2016 04:39 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Do you remember the TV show "Dallas"? JR answered a similar question with: "Once you lose your integrity, the rest is easy".

May 04, 2016 04:25 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Liars have to remember many stories.  Truth tellers only have to remember one thing.  I guess they figure they're smarter.  They don't realize it will bite them in the arse.

May 04, 2016 03:19 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, most of politicians were born in times of ''truth tellers'' but they are not.....were they raised in some special ways? 

May 04, 2016 02:49 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I think insecurity is a big part of it.   But this does remind me of the scorpion and the frog.

May 03, 2016 11:34 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike & Eve Alexander Lies have short legs.

May 03, 2016 11:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A substitute for life is a lie. It is quick to achieve a result and easy to access. In return for its use, it requires an allegiance and servitude. Cruel master it is

May 03, 2016 11:07 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

And then there were two - if Kasich counts!! 

May 03, 2016 10:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Verify everything when you are in real estate.

May 03, 2016 10:21 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Say anything to advance your wants & needs ....

May 03, 2016 10:16 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some are pathalogical and beyond help. Others are covering up while others try to get ahead and like Hillary, will say anything to get elected. 

May 03, 2016 09:53 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't know for sure, but once I know someone has lied to me, I simply cannot trust their word again. 

May 03, 2016 09:28 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't understand lying, either. It's not in my nature. 

May 04, 2016 12:32 PM