If ever we've lived in confusing times, perhaps this is a new peak. So much information available, but the accuracy of the information? Quote "reputable" sources may be spewing complete lunacy intentionally or unintentionally.
A claimed title provides credibility doesn't it? Any nurse or doctor that calls into a talk show about COVID-19 is going to have more information than Joe Everyman, right?
But that's not necessarily true. Sometimes you need a true expert.
For instance, I've been a degreed engineer since 1985. My degree was a specialized form of mechanical engineering, focused on shipboard propulsion plants. Fact is, my degree is no longer even offered at Annapolis. I've spent almost 30 years in my civilian job as a manufacturing engineer and more recently as a quality engineer in the medical device sector. I'm well qualified for what I do.
But just because I'm an engineer, it doesn't make me qualified to answer ALL engineering questions. Ask me something about electrical engineering and I'm going to have to reach WAY back to my Wires and Cables classes. Chemical engineering? My last touch in that was Chem III in high school (yes, I was one of the geeks and nerds).
Get the drift? Exposure in one overall field doesn't make you an expert in ALL aspects of that field.
And that's true in real estate too.
It can be a function of experience. A new agent hasn't had the transactions of a more experienced agent.
And it can be a function of expertise. Experience doesn't necessarily beget expertise. For instance, we started off in general residential real estate. Helping home buyers and sellers of any type of home. And we still do that. But we also developed an expertise in Greater Cincinnati patio homes. We identified a need years ago and have put a lot of effort into knowing MORE overall about Cincinnati patio homes. That targeted knowledge enables us to help match specific needs with specific communities, something a "general" agent won't be able to do.
So in a nut shell what we're saying? Understand if someone is REALLY qualified to give you the expert advice you're seeking, no matter what the field.
Want to discuss further? Just give Bill a call at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com.
Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz