Why do REAs insist on...Telling new buyers, without any idea of what they are doing, to start by engaging a REA? Other than the obvious reason, doesn't the blatant conflict-of-interest bother the REAs?I am reminded of the voir dire process, where the attorneys attempt to eliminate anyone whose opinion they cannot shape.This is not to say that REAs don't provide value, especially if they are competent and can provide relevant input to the buyer's decision making process. However, it'd be much more "open kimono" if REAs simply pointed new buyers to non-NRA sources of information on the RE market/process, as well as mortgage products.Of course, it may be hard to resist the temptation of taking a newbie and trying to shape their decisions for them.July 03 2011 - Black Mountain Ranch22YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.