If you don’t trust what your broker says, read this

When I am asked, as frequently I am, what I think of the market and whether it’s

My listing at 57-579 Academy Street in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan

My listing at 571-579 Academy Street in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan

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