When buying or selling a home, you and your agent should have the loudest voices and the most say in the decisions you make.
Talking to your parents, your best friend, or your uncle who sells real estate in another state is fine. It can even provide some necessary perspective.
But you’re the one buying or selling the home, not them. The final numbers that you offer or accept should be numbers that you and your agent agree are the best numbers to get you what you want.