Dissapointed with realtors, should I be expecting more?
All of them essentially register me on the MLS property match mailer, that sends me a list of units within the parameters I am looking at. It is then up to me to pinpoint a unit, and they will take me there to view the unit. Very rarely will they talk me out of a unit. Some have been able to offer comparison reports on properties sold within a certain time frame, in the same area, and that's about it.
None of them are able to offer real technical financial advice on whether it is a good investment.
None of them have been able to get me the inside scoop on assignment units that haven't been released to MLS yet.
None of them really seem to do anything other than drive me to units, so that they can pocket an easy 2.5% of the value.
Am I hoping for too much for them to offer me more than just a free shuttle service?
I have often thought of getting my own realtors license only so that I can perhaps gain what little advantage they seem to have, and cut them from my own personal realtor transactions.