Would you refuse to hire a relative to work with you or represent you in a real estate transaction?
Complicated question, right? Yes if they had the talent, work ethic and desire to succeed. No if they lacked motivation or the maturity to take on a difficult job and persevere at it. Maybe if you were unsure but willing to give them a chance to prove themselves.
But would you out of hand refuse to work with a family member solely because they are a family member? Well that’s what US News and World Report recommended in an article on picking a real estate agent published last fall.