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By Charlotte Patterson | Agent in Wichita, KS

Who do you ask?

In this world of technology, easy found answers and social networking, it seems as though everyone turns literally to everyone (or anyone) for answers about their questions.  Whether their question is how to cook a pot roast, pour a concrete driveway or purchase a home.

It occured to me that in some instances persons are not only receiving invalid, inaccurate or outdated information.....they are also possibly losing some of their family traditions, values and connections.  Take the pot roast for example:  If you were to look online, you would find a thousand different recipes.  Several of which might turn out just fine.  I suggest to you that you also try calling a family memeber who might have grandma's recipe.  The conversation, memories provoked and bonds tightened would be priceless.

The same is true for your real estate transactions.  Insuring that you are a) talking to someone who is most importantly in your area, but also up to date on current regulations, policies and procedures.  And b) Most importantly has your best interests (not their reply score or ranking) in mind is essential.  I'm definitely not saying to not talk to anyone online (which is by the way, how you found this blog, right?)  My point is to not take all information as final.  Use good judgement, take what you will and then verify with a trusted professional...that's all.

Do not misunderstand, I too, enjoy our techno saavy era and have googled, searched, facebooked and twittered my way through lifes obstacles and tribulations.  They are all valid, needed entities.  Now, before I start my day I think I'll call Aunt Carol and make that pot roast after all. 

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