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Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 4:10 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

I'm not moaning about things in Canada at all I'm happy to accept things as they are. All I'm doing is expressing a rational unbiased opinion on a subject thats been raised.

I've been in Canada a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 3:43 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

Estate agents and realtors will charge as much as the market will bear. The distortion of the market in Canada allows a higher charge.

I've got agents in the UK marketing the house at 1% on a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 8:04 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

And that was the party political broadcast for the Realtor Party................. Normal programmes will resume shortly.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:44 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

Estate agents/realtors for sales/marketing is fine. As you say for purchasing there is minimal value at significant cost. Even worse than paying for nothing, when buying you're running the risk of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2009, 5:13 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

I can see the merits of the Scottish system where solicitors are the focal point and estate agents don't really have a presence and the seller is probably favoured. In England estate agent are only...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2009, 6:57 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

In the Scottish system offers are not usually subject to survey. Each buyer has their own survey done first so all but one survey is wasted. Buyers can choose to rely on the sellers survey but who...
Forum: Canada
Aug 9th 2009, 5:41 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By jimf

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

I agree with you.

Now and again Realtors come up with lists of what they do in Canada. I've not seen anything remotely close to justifying 5% commission on a sale. If it is 5% thats $30,000 for...
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