Nicely said. BTW, you can TU (Tumbs Up) as much as you want. BA (Best Answers) are limited to the question poster, who can only choose one answer that represents the "Best". However, you can read any thread, at any time, and use your Thumb. You can't wear it out,unless you knuckle gets tired and needs a rest. :-)
Thanks for your comments on this post. They were insightful.
A comment..... I totally agree that a total disregard to the inquirer with a stock, "Ask your Realtor." brings no value. When I direct a someone back to their Realtor, I usually try to explain why I dont' have the ability to provide a good answer and why their Realtor needs to be the one to do that. There are times when I direct someone to a local Realtor because local pieces of data are needed that I do not have or know. Other times I must direct someone back to their local Realtor in order to be compliant w/ our National Assoc. of Realtors Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics was written to protect the consumer, and once in a while a consumer wishes we could bend on some part of it to meet their needs.
I would love for more consumers to participate and share their views. So, please, ask your friends and family to participate. I welcome the oppty to learn from them!