The answer to this question is important for consumers and for real estate professionals alike.
Please take a moment to watch the video I've embedded below that I'm using with the permission of the guys (Brian Stevens and Frank Garay) at ThinkBigWorkSmall. I think their position on this question is clear and one that I'm in 100% agreement with.
Please let me know what side of the debate you're on - and why - in the comments. This is an important discussion worth having and the timing couldn't be better.