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|User Info||Should you trust your Realtor?; entered at 2010-09-11 20:45:24|
Registered: 2007-08-09 Canyon Lake
HB- 1st off, when you say "Realtor" are you including real estate brokers that aren't members of NAR? I truly detest the term "Realtor", and I hate it when all brokers are included in that term. |
Second, you aren't going to win on this discussion because nobody should trust a broker or "Realtor" at face value, and should always verify their ethics, ability, and information- especially when it comes to legal or tax matters which both agents and "Realtors" are not qualified to give.
Personally, I rarely (if ever) run into issues of trust. I find the salient issues, point them out, send them to higher professionals who generally validate what I've said. Of course, always including credible back up support for my opinion helps. Trust is earned, and when you are dead-on-balls accurate (as verified by higher sources), trust follows. I'm a lousy salesperson and I will admit outright. I'm loathe to close anything without given buyers/borrowers time to digest what I've told them.
I know exactly what it takes to convert an idea to a cash wire, and it is by no means an easy job. When a client has a competent agent and they have done their due diligence to ensure the person is competent and knowledgeable, they should pay attention and at least confirm the advice.
As far as comparing qualified professional agents to car salesmen, that is offensive at best. I'd be more than happy to prove my expertise and knowledge against a car salesman any time.