Trying to combat some of the misinformation in the real estate industry is like trying to explain how a leader of the free world can make up stuff when so few seem to care. It's like if one repeats a lie often enough it starts to sound like the truth. Which is why it's very annoying when a seller insists that a listing agent has bunch of buyers to work with, when they don't.
It's a little bit like living in Opposite Land.
One of the goals of a real estate agent is to put a buyer into escrow. If an agent cannot perform that function, that's not saying much about the agent, now is it? You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Sacramento Sellers Ask: Where Do Buyers Come From?