Some brokers I've been involved with I would trust to take the cuban to dinner.
Some, I check for my fingers after I shake their hand.
3 yrs ago, I did a survey on a tired tub that I was able to pull wet, rotted wood out from under the hull deck joint with my hand.
this spring, I was called by a couple that was new to sailing and had driven over 200 miles to take a look at this SAME boat. Because I live 6 miles from the marina, I drove over. Before I went to the dock, I pulled the General manager out of his office (this guy was the sales guy from 3 yrs ago) and we walked to the boat. I met the people, and then turned to the general manager and politely asked him to tell the people the condition of this boat.
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs