When you want legal advice, I assume that more often than not you find yourself picking up the phone and calling an attorney. If you have some frayed wires sticking out of your wall and you're not that handy, just a guess here, but you probably contact an electrician. And if you happy to be sick, then maybe it's time to consult a physician.
Whatever the problem may be, chances are you know to speak with a professional on the subject and take their advice when dispensed. I mean that's just good sense right?
So that being said, and now that we have established that getting advice from a professional is a good idea, why on Earth is real estate so different? If a doctor tells you that you have an infection and that you should take these antibiotics or you'll get worse, you take the medicine. So, when a Realtor whose been in the business for years says your house is over priced, why can't you just swallow your medicine?
I know that no one wants to get bad news, but the fact is that we all do sometimes. I for one would rather get a bad truth than a good lie.
Sometimes your friends will simply tell you what you want to hear. Maybe your hair stylist said your Realtor was full of bull because they didn't feel like arguing before they got a tip. Whatever the case may be you need to be careful about where exactly your advice comes from. I would never tell you what hairstyle you should have, that's not my gig.
So before you fire off at your agent about how your friend that runs a sandwich shop says that neon purple ceilings are all the rage and the Realtor shouldn't ask you to paint them, Think about this, when was the last time you called a plumber because you needed a haircut?