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Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2009, 2:56 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Companies arern't forced to hire those people. The company I work for does all it's own marketing and branding. I think you are missing the point I'm making - it's not about the value realtors may...
Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2009, 12:12 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

The choice to restrict yourself to FSBO properties isn't really a choice at all. It doesn't matter how good a job you do, the fact that you cannot meaningfully refuse the services of a purchasers...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 9:31 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I don't think that's entirely fair. Most people I know (including many Canadians) have a negative view of realtors for whatever reason
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 8:24 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

For sure. That's how non regulated professions are supposed to work. The problem with the regulated ones is that you are forced to use them by government legislation. Legislation will usually push...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 8:03 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

So you'd get rid of the min wage then?

Market price is not necessarily a fair price. The market is imperfect especially in closed shop professions and cartels (this is now getting way beyond...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 7:28 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

No. I would expect their employers to pay them the minimum required to retain an appropriate number of skilled GP's.
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 7:20 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I wasn't making a judgement (I'm done with that and don't need to go over it again), just giving a reason
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 7:19 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Well - how would you calculate the market price. You could say it was the average or you could say that everyone is working for the market price (as they agreed to do the work for the amount on the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 7:18 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I think it's more the disparity between what they change vs what they appear to do.
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 4:45 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I really like the sound of Sams business model - if I was buying (or selling) near where she was I'd be giving her a call for sure.
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:16 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I know, but you aren't very good at it:p.

Fortunately for you, Sam did a much better job of defending your profession. With just one post she's convinced me that some of you aren't actually...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 11:30 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

She should have posted that several pages ago. It has kind of taken away the cause of my overblown indignation.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 11:23 pm
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 10:59 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

They are both good points - but I would say

1 - You shouldn't need a realtor to find comparibles - is that information not in the public domain. Stuart said it was. Anyway, I wouldn't offer 5%...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 9:13 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

That just sounds like realtor scaremongering. Happy to be proved wrong, but how would a realtor protect you from this (assume that I can get a lawyer to draw up contracts and a surveyor to do the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:27 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

This has been an interesting thread so far - a bit like the old days of BE when I used to lurk. Also I should add that I appreciate Stuart's input (tho I can see how it doesn't appear that way)
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:22 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Me neither - I don't hate realtors. I dislike the system - realtors are just individuals working within it and as such they will naturally defend it. As I said, if I was selling I'd probably use a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:20 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Actually if most municipalities provide this free electronically then there is definitely scope for a price history website - I may even look into this idea myself, might be a money spinner.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:16 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I don't own a house yet - I'll be purchasing. I can't force people selling there houses to me to not use a realtor, hence I can't get the 4% back.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:07 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Interesting anecdote. I've highlighted what I think is something quite important. In the UK you can do that yourself using mouseprice.com or nethouseprices.co.uk, is there such a service in Canada?
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:04 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

No I haven't read the legislation - but any legislation that puts up barriers to entry into a market ultimately protects those already in the market. Doesn't matter what the details of the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 5:14 pm
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 5:02 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

That's a step-by-step legal process and should come with a fixed price. Any lawyer should be able to do this as conveyancing (or whatever it's called here) should be bread and butter to them.


I...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 12:41 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

That makes sense. I don't object to the existence of realtors, it just seems that there is no meaningful alternative. Say the commission rate is 8%, this seems to be split 50/50 with between the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 12:23 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Alan2005

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

That's actually shocking. I'm guessing this nasty piece of legislation is really there because it stops people just doing the realtor exams to avoid paying the commission (although the reason given...
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