Sunday, July 29, 2007

Who Can You Trust?

This has been a crusade of mine for several years; the abuse of the information and financial advice giving industry. We have all seen so called experts on television or radio peddling their systems and advice, but what qualifies them to be experts? In the real estate industry most are nothing more than information pushers who have not done a real estate deal in 20 years, but are going to tell you how to do it.

Even in the financial advice world, many so called experts have been placed under the microscope, and found that they are not what they seem, case in point Dave Ramsey ( who is a nationally known talk radio host) ...

In 2004 Dave Ramsey's column was dropped from The Tennessean and four other newspapers owned by Gannett, Co. after it was discovered that the identities of those seeking help were falsified in several of his columns. Ramsey accepted responsibility for the error and offered refunds to the newspapers affected by the error.

Believe me, I don't like to throw stones, but these so called experts are the same individuals throwing stones at everyone else, claiming they are the only ones with true in site.

That being said, what should you look for when taking advice about real estate or financial matters?

1. Make sure the individual is active in the industry that he or she is giving advice.
2. Make sure you can personally speak with them; if you can't don't do business with them or take their advice.

Hope this helps in your quest for top quality information and advice.

To your success.