A good time to buy? It depends

Realtor Notebook

It is hard to imagine or understand, but not everyone trusts real estate agents or Realtors. According to a Harris poll, 20 percent don’t trust us at all and only 7 percent trust us completely.

As an industry we shoot ourselves in the foot when it comes to being trustworthy. Examples include the press releases and other information from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NAR is a huge trade association and exists to promote our industry. As such, NAR likes to put a positive spin on buying real estate.