Real estate brokers and agents are often encouraged to give their clients all sorts of advice as a way to add value to the services they provide. Legally I can not give financial advice, legal advice or tax advice. I can find the cost of owning a particular home or even the approximate value of a piece of real estate. I have access to a lot of data and I am what you might call a “power” user when it comes to spreadsheets.
There are people who believe that a “good” real estate agent should be able to give financial advice. That is not true and if your agent isn’t giving you financial advice it could be because they don’t have the licensure to do so. My licenses restrict my activity to some very specific areas and the same is true for most real estate agents.