.Everyone who has been in real estate for 5 minutes...has had the experience...the Parents, the Co-Worker, Neighbor, etc., etc., knows more about real estate than you ever will...despite your decades in this business....they are "experienced and knowledgable."
There are others too...the media...that is a story in itself...the objectivity of journalism has sometimes been "slip sliding away." Regardless of the network...broadcast, digital or print...there are questions as to what is most well researched....most objective..."highest and best" source.
We all tend to believe the source(s) that match our own beliefs...where they are political, religious, ethical or legal...the very BIG reality we believe is that "The Truth is What You Believe it To Be." That can be so unwaivering that additional information from credible sources...perhaps newer...more well researched..."unbiased" or without other motivation is discarded in favor the long held belief.
Time was if a credible newscaster broadcast some information...no one would question it as being anything but objective. Who ever would have said that Walter Chronkite was anything but right ? Loyalty is a wonderful thing...However...you can be sooo loyal to a source or belief you lose the ability to take in new information and be objective about your "old reliable source." You can see it daily ...closed minds.
Googling makes it true...I read it ...I heard it...I saw it...someone told me ...I always knew...the brand ...the company...the source is the highest and best...OR maybe not.
An open mind is a wonderful thing...Spring into this new season of sunshine with the resolve of an open mind perspective,,,you may be pleasantly surprised at the rewards you experience as a result.
This has been a philosophical post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.