Just because a person has a MD,CPA,ESQ or REALTOR® after their name does not make them the best Professional.
Remember in every university, medical school, law school etc, there were 50% that finished in the bottom half. The joke in Baltimore: what do you call the person who graduates last in medical school? Answer: Doctor.
When choosing any professional, do your research, get referrals from others that you trust and respect. The person you see on a billboard, park bench or back of a bus may be just fine but please do a bit more research. Check credentials, talk to their past clients, interview and make sure you are a good match.
The only difference between a salesman and a con man is intent!
To me name brands are not about the company!
They are about the people.
Think of the big real estate companies, the big hospitals, and the top notch schools.
The big box real estate company is only as good as the agent you get.
The big important highly rated school is only as good as the teacher your child gets.
And the world renown hospital is only as good as the doctor and nurses who treat you.
How do you choose a professional?