When I am asked, as frequently I am, what I think of the market and whether it’s
a good time to buy or sell, I state what I believe. Any decent broker would do the same. Invariably, I also say that neither I nor anyone else can predict the future.
In an article in its weekend Real Estate section, the Washington Post confronts the issue of broker boosterism head-on. In the piece, the author asks:
“At what point does the real estate industry’s penchant for boosterism — and the sunny outlook that comes naturally to any good salesman — get in the way of buyers and sellers looking for guidance they can trust?”
It’s a great question. Continue reading