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Forum: Canada
Aug 17th 2009, 5:54 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By JonboyE

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

You can chose to work without a buyer's agent if you want. Find a house you like and decide how much you want to pay for it. Then work out how much the buyer's agent's commission would be and...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 12:42 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By JonboyE

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

And that is the perfect reason to be in the career you are.

You are in an impossible position trying to justify your fees to the cynics who assume that your only motivation is to screw them out of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 12:31 am
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 9:07 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By JonboyE

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

In Britian, everyone used to complain that estate agents did nothing for their 1.5% or 2%, and their fees were a rip off.

In Canada all the Brits are complaining that Realtors do nothing for...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 10:50 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By JonboyE

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

Just a couple:

1 How do you know how much to offer? You can't just offer 5% less than the listing price. Some places are listed low to encourage offers over, and some are listed at crazily high...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 8:18 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By JonboyE

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

I have said many times before, but will say again, that a Realtor lives and dies on referrals. It takes years to build up a reputation as the "go-to" person in an area, and it is only these people...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 12:29 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By JonboyE

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

The buyer is using a realtor - yours. It is not a good position for the buyer to be in because your realtor should be putting your interests first.

There is absolutely nothing to stop you...
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