Well, that's not completely true. Nearly everybody has real estate advice to offer. Some of it might even be good advice.
could ask your neighbour or your uncle or the cashier at the grocery
store if they have any experience. You could ask
your doctor or accountant if they know anything about real
estate. They may have had experiences - good and bad - and would likely
enjoy sharing the (questionable) benefit of their (limited) experience. Nearly everybody will have an opinion. But whether those opinions hold any value is another thing.
Bottom line - you'll get what you pay for. Free advice is usually not dependable and is free for a reason.
How do you get the best legal advice? Call a lawyer or paralegal.
How do you get reliable wellness advice? Call a good health care provider.
How do you get dependable financial advice? Call a recommended financial services adviser.
Call an honest, experienced REALTOR®. And since you shouldn't hire the cheapest doctor, lawyer, building contractor or financial manager, I suggest that you don't shop for the cheapest real estate agent either.
I invite you to check out the rest of my website for
valuable advice that will be applicable to virtually anywhere you are in
the western world, and possibly beyond. I enjoy visitors from around the world, though most are from North America.
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