Industry leaders are cautioning agents working Toronto’s west end, warning them about a seemingly ideal client intent on luring them to vacant properties.
Four months after having its hand slapped by TREB, this online brokerage is closing its doors.
Mandatory education is a good idea. But, does it work if it is on-line and "too busy" agents get assistants to complete the online course? Of even if they show up to class, once they leave the class room, will they change their methodologies? Education is great for those who are honest, not for those bending ethics.
No matter what, if someone wants to "get around" the system, they will, regardless of the measures taken. Placing a focus on individuals like this could be made a priority. In all provinces, not just BC (I'm in Ontario, and the same things happen). What caught my attention was, abolishing all deals that a sales rep is on both seller and buyer ends? I know that OREA discourages multiple representation, but it's not a restricted practice. Is BC looking at making it restricted to do so?
You are right Matt. I am in Ontario. I know that the licensed assistant of a team leader ( I personally know) was taking courses on line on his behalf. I was appalled, but I was told that it was part of her job. Most top producers are only concentrating on making sales and leave the work that does not make them money to the assistants. Education is very important, and keeping ourselves up-to-date makes as more professional and trustworthy.
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