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Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2009, 2:38 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

YES, she could well be, from what she says she would seem to be. :thumbup:


I would love to earn her minimum commission on every sale, but in my market we rarely see her minimum commission, let...
Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2009, 2:26 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

The reason that people hire Realtors is the exact same reason the Company's hire Marketing Consultants and Advertising Agencies., they know that the professionals make a better job than eager...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 11:52 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Buy For Sale by Owner, then there's no commission, and you can represent yourself.

But if you've never used a good buyers agent then you really don't know what you are missing. A good agent will...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 2:46 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Well spoken Sam.



I don't rebate to my buyers or sellers, but any house I buy or sell I pay for a 12 month warranty on the House systems (furnace, HW Tank, Roof Leaks, Electric, Plumbing faults...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 1:44 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

The provincial registers sound similar to the situation in England where the title is guaranteed. I don't follow the point about the need for a survey though. In England there will be a title plan...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 1:29 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Are the boundaries of the property not recorded in the Title deeds and kept in a national register in Canada?

Most of Canada no longer work with title deeds. but with a provincial titles registry...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 1:18 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

I find my self defending the people in Real Estate in Canada, as its so different from the UK, but that does not mean I agree with the existing status quo as to charges.

I can see that 7% was...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 1:05 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

I didn't intend to sound critical, I believe in Competition, I have been in competitive business's all my working life.

If you've found a formula that works for you, go for it, you will get...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:27 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Just cause I'm, and Ugly Fat Bloke,

your just a sexist pig,


I'm going to cry....:(
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:25 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

There is a place for the discount brokers.

Here in Winnipeg there are vast differences in what a Realtor charges, Some list for .5% and you choose how much to pay the selling agent (normally...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:13 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

It is a coast to coast franchise Idea, there are several similar companies 1% Realty being one of the better known, But it only works in the higher priced areas, and then not as well as you would...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:10 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

1) I was being economical with the truth, The selling price is available from the municipality, you have to pay in MB $10 for each title search, and how do you know which house that sold recently...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 8:06 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

It's still all true though. :thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 7:54 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

You are wrong on every single point. :confused:

The Value of a Buyers Agent is in:-

Pointing out the Good & Bad points of a House.
Preparing a valuation for any home you are looking to buy, so...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:30 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Its just a lead generating site, the service is sold to Realtors, it costs a Realtor about US$800 per month to belong.

Fill in their form, they pass the Info on to a local subscribing Realtor, who...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:24 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

I am pleased to see that they haven't taken away your stirring stick. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:16 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

We don't like it either, they keep working at it, but like so many things its been made "Pretty" rather than usefull.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 6:04 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

The biggest problem with Realtor.ca is that it brings together information from all the different MLS systems, all using different software.

There is no nationwide MLS, each Board has its own...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 5:54 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

You have obviously never read one word of the relevant Acts.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 1:40 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

The three biggest differences between here and the UK are:

1) Realtors deal with the contract to purchase, and pass a completed contract onto the Lawyers.

2) The whole principle of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 1:23 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

I always take photo's during the house inspection of appliances, fixtures and fittings etc.. The home inspector also details the appliances in his report, so I've never had that problem. I also add...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 2:49 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Value the House, using recent comparables, plus local knowledge.

Prepare a selling strategy to include a release date onto market, open house(s) and an "offers by" date if appropriate, all these...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 2:01 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

You do have rather a biased view, as you get to see all the bad ones.
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2009, 1:51 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By MB-Realtor

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

Brits don't like their Estate Agents and they think Realtors are the same.

I have found that the vast majority of Canadian Realtors try really hard to get a good deal for their clients, and work...
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