“We live half time here and half time in Michigan. We’ve decided to be full-time San Diegans and have our home for sale in Michigan, where we’re at until the house sells. I’m a pretty chatty guy, but my Realtor there said I shouldn’t talk to buyers and their agents about the sale. Do you agree?”
100%! And for many reasons (all based on past experience), including:
You could say the wrong thing or the wrong way and weaken your negotiating position. That could be saying why you’re selling, how you say why you’re selling (perhaps you may come across as very motivated), or inadvertently tip your hand about other offers or the lack of them.
I’m using a broad term to cover many things. They include promising to do things you shouldn’t do (such as letting the buyer move in before closing), or agreeing to something that isn’t possible or practical. I could go on and on.
Trying to be helpful but unknowingly incorrectly answering a question about the property line, age of the roof, or anything could make you liable.
So keep the communication to comments about the weather, then give them their space and you’ll be much better off.