Remember: every seller thinks they’re the expert on their home, even after hiring you. If you actually want their listing to close quickly, you need to be upfront with your feedback, writes Trulia.

That antique doll collection over by the window? While it’s your sellers’ favorite accessory, to most buyers it's probably a distraction. Be tactful, but don’t hold back.

Smart sellers will appreciate your insight and hop on board with your plan. Others will only appreciate it down the road after they see their way doesn’t bring in the right offers.