Real estate can be stressful for both Buyers & Sellers. My goal is always to reduce that stress & I do that through my experience & access to other experienced professionals. Sometimes I just have to listen.
It's important that Buyers & Sellers get accurate information to help them make decisions & the best source for that is from the professionals, often third party such as an building inspector, or if needed, a lawyer or accountant.
Relatives & friends are rarely a great source of real estate information so no, your sister in Regina doesn't know Vancouver real estate & a friend or relative who's never bought a condo, isn't the best source for advice on Depreciation reports. They are great for emotional support if you need it though.
Be smart-get advice from the professionals & extra support from family & friends who want you to be happy.