But it was on the interwebs, so it must be true.

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Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

I have a client who asks my opinion on everything.  What do you think about Sushi? Fashion? Traffic? Donuts?  And he seemed to value my opinions.

And, as you probably know, I'm not a shy guy... I have opinions, and I'm happy to share them.  Sometimes when asked, and sometime even when not asked.

So I found it surprising when he asked me a real estate question, and then quickly dismissed my response, because he found a differing opinion on some random internet website.

My credibility fell to zero, 'cause I disagreed with some shiny, site.

Heavy sigh.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Carol Williams
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Oh My!  And, when your opinion really mattered he dismissed you?  Ugh!

Feb 19, 2019 11:49 AM #1
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Mike Frazier
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Time will pass and your friend will realize you were right. Stick to your guns!

Feb 19, 2019 12:54 PM #2
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Hi Alan- I am always befuddled when someone asks for my opinion and then categorically dismisses it. Why ask if you have no intention of listening. 

Feb 19, 2019 07:26 PM #3
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I have heard people say that sirree says it was and so it is gospel

Feb 19, 2019 08:35 PM #4
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Alan.  That's exactly the way my credibility is with my wife.

Feb 20, 2019 04:50 AM #5
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Joyce Marsh
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It makes you wonder doesn't it.  Why even ask in the first place?

Feb 20, 2019 10:13 AM #6
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How unfortunate. That's the nature of the beast, there are even people who disagree with their doctors based on what they found on google! You know what's more uninformed than FSBOs? DIY Dentistry. 

Feb 22, 2019 07:21 AM #7
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My Country Dad always used a saying about someone who is a waste of time, "that's a horse than can't be rode".

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