Are you aware that there are only approximately 20 short sales currently listed in areas 17 and 18 which includes most of 30-A? IMO spring season hasn't just "happened" it is happening!!
What area are you looking in?
Thank God for Series 7 licenses - I'm sure we'll have lots of successful litigants recouping yesterday's losses on Wall Street because Shelly tells us that it is a breach of duty for a broker not to to foreshadow a sudden decline in the value of your assets.(1) A stock broker has considerably more asset classes to sell, so they have a better chance at being right...unlike a Realtor or an Insurance Salesman who have to push a single product line.
(2) No denying that there certainly are a considerable number weasels who carry Series 7 licenses
(3) Unlike Realtors or Insurance Salesmen you have legal recourse against a Series 7 holder who violates their fiduciary responsibilities.
(4) If you totally rely on any of these commissioned salesmen to be working purely in your financial interests--you're screwed.