There are too many experts giving advice to real estate agents these days. I cringe when I read some of the advice for real estate agents by persons who do not provide any facts or numbers to back up their recommendations, and have no experience selling real estate.
They sound so authoritative, but all they have to offer is something to sell or some kind of a vision of how real estate should work.
As the housing market started to crash, the advice to Realtors came fast and furious, and it is still coming as we go through the post-crash and pre-recovery period and learn how to work in a new housing market.
For those of us on the front lines, there are far more questions than answers at this point, and what used to seem important has been replaced