The internet can be a great source of knowledge and advice. So can your neighbors, coworkers, friends and family members…well, most of the time anyway! However, when it comes to buying or selling real estate, the best advice you can get is from your Realtor. Your cousin may profess to know the Blue Bell market like the back of his hand, or your next door neighbor may swear to you your home is worth $100k more than what you’re currently selling it for because he bought his home for $100k higher than yours last year. Maybe you’ve even decided to price your home off of an online “Zestimate.” Bad idea. While all this advice is pouring in from various sources around you, your Realtor is the one with the tools and extensive knowledge of the market around you; its trends, pricing, value, demand, etc. It’s our job to know, and we dedicate our time to learn the market on behalf of our clients. If you have trusted your Realtor enough to choose them to represent you, trust them enough to do their job and help you make good decisions when buying or selling. Here’s a thought just to drive the point home…your best friend, son or daughter, or even Web MD can tell you that you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome based on the symptoms you have, but do you trust them to make a diagnoses over your doctor? The same goes for Real Estate. Trust your Realtor!