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Call to crack down on unethical agents

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Justin da Rosa | 01 Mar 2017, 08:15 AM Agree 0
Following a CBC Marketplace investigation about unethical real estate practices, one association is urging the regulator to punish those who violate the agent code of ethics
  • e.harold | 01 Mar 2017, 12:50 PM Agree 0
    It is very disturbing that you wish to punish licensed agents but you let ' com free ' 'property guys ' and the like run free in this industry - Agents spend hours and dollars to be up to date and Yes they should be punished for wrong doing BUT unlicensed advisors collect fees and go untouched for bad advice .
  • Dan Goldsmith | 01 Mar 2017, 02:05 PM Agree 0
    This transparent and fair system is eroding right before our eyes. I am in 100% favor of support of increased fines and /or termination of licensed Realtors who commit this type of fraud.
  • Jason Steele | 01 Mar 2017, 02:56 PM Agree 0
    What does "the real estate council of Alberta" have to do with this? ;) (RECA)

    Turn up the heat and make education stronger and tougher, and real courses again. With examinations for the credit hours needed in a cycle.
  • Mayssoun | 01 Mar 2017, 04:33 PM Agree 0
    100% right!!
  • Al Christopherson | 05 Mar 2017, 03:00 PM Agree 0
    Get tougher, make examples of those who cross the line.
  • Ahmet Ahmet | 05 Mar 2017, 03:15 PM Agree 0
    We should all be held to the highest level in regards to our ethic. What we do effects peoples lives drastically! There's no room for unethical behavior.

    I do however also believe that the same standards need to be applied to the "discount brokerages".
  • E Berry | 05 Mar 2017, 04:28 PM Agree 0
    Agree 100%
  • Berry | 05 Mar 2017, 04:30 PM Agree 0
    Allincluding discount brokerages and their sales staff should be included
  • MS | 05 Mar 2017, 05:50 PM Agree 0
    A very high percentage of problems stem from doubling ending a sale, ie the same realtor represents both the buyer and seller. It seems to me the easiest solution for this problem is to NOT allow a realtor to do this. Change the rules so it cannot happen. It's a very simple solution and I don't understand why RECA and other governing bodies don't see this solution.
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