Are realtors necessary to correctly analyze deals?

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As others have stated, it is always best to run your own numbers. The only person who cares most about your money is yourself!

I know many realtors who come up with fictitious values and always assume an appreciating market. Many of these realtors don't own investment properties and think their personal home is an investment.

@Justin Lewis Computer will not give comps, only guess. You have to go inside each house to get real comp. there are too many things that computer can not grab. If you invest money based on computer data, that is a big mistake.

There are so many analytic tools available now to understand values and trend analysis. I still use Trulia, and occasionally Zillow esp for their new rental trends. If you really want to go deep a BPO Broker Price Opinion can be done complete with exterior pictures for around $150. I can refer one or more if needed.

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