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Do you trust Newspapers for Accurate Real Estate Advice?

Asked by Voices Member, Sat Sep 22, 2012

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Why wouldn't we trust Newspapers any more than we trust, the Internet, Magazines, Television and Radio:
They are biased and opinionated, full of self-interest, as well as incomplete research.

Why wouldn't we trust them?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
Marc,

Your best bet IMO is to speak with a local real estate agent/broker to get the most accurate information.


Luis Iglesias
D & I International Realty
Principal Broker
(786) 395-0341
luis@luisiglesias.net
http://www.luisiglesias.net
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 13, 2012
Hi,
As per my suggestion, we cannot fully trust the newspapers for the Accurate Real Estate Advice. But we can take few tips from the newspapers regarding the real estate advice.The newspaper or such media's advice are sometimes biased, optioned and incomplete.




Thank you once again...:)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 26, 2012
I would talk to a real estate agent.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
Hello Marc,

For accuracy you are better off interchanging with the real estate professionals.
They have the daily street experience and all the tools to give you the numbers and facts of what is going on well in advance of any press report.

Best regards,

Mercedes
Mercedes Henze
Realtor Associate
CLHMS - BPO
305 205 4214 cell
mercedesscott@earthlink.net
http://www.mercedeshenze.listingbook.com
Fax 1 866 213 5785
Beachfront Realty Inc.
517 Arthur Godfrey Rd
Miami Beach-Fl-33140
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
At best, you can only trust the advertisements in Newspapers.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
Marc,
Of course get all the information you can get, but then verify everything with a real estate professional before acting on any of the information.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
Do I trust somebody who spends most of their day crafting sentences - which is a noble and worthwhile way to make a living - for real estate advice? I don't know, how many writers consult with real estate agents for editing advice?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 26, 2012
Of course! After all, they never sensationalize or create clearly biased view points. But who reads newspapers?

The unfortunate truth is, folks read and trust the resources that tell them what they want to hear. Yes, some folks thrive on bad news and sensational journalism. The more segmented and polaraized we make our sources of information, the high the vitriol goes.

Personally, I don't trust media resources for real estate advice because they invariably quote Zillow, RealtyTrac or Trulia as sources. Need more be said?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
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