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.
Unless the brokerages start to hire agents as salaried employees, with benefits, then they have no real incentive to discriminate on orea grades. I'm sure many "bad" agents are more than capable of getting high grades anyway. Many agents fear competition but at the end of the day a bad agent won't be in business for too long so they shouldn't worry about them.
First of this blog was poorly written! I can tell the author was just venting out on agents and has no clear vision. Honestly, do you really co-relate good "grades" to be a successful "agent"? Seriously?Any 18 year old would outpaced a 35 year old with profession when it comes to licensing and passing exam! The younger you are the more you can comprehend on reading and passing the exam that does not mean that he can out perform a 35 year old with a management experience who is looking for a career change.The onus is not on the grades but on the person themselves. So if you really want to tighten up the industry hire somebody that had a good resume from other profession..somebody that years of experience in management, customer service. Hire somebody that has responsibility, somebody that has mortgage to pay and family to feed. Those are the people that will take the job seriously and not somebody that can attain a good grades.Being a full time agent and part time agent also has no difference. I have seen other professionals with career doing real estate aside and they can do excellent service because they control their hours, they work from home and do not need to be in the office which gives them time to do real estate aside.MAYBE THIS BLOG SITE NEEDS TO FILTER AND GET BLOGERS THAT HAS SOME CREDIBILITY!
My wife and I are both agents. In the last year we have found the quality of agents to have really slipped. They cannot write up a proper offer so you must make tons of corrections in your signback. They don't comprehend expiry dates - and in some cases we wonder how did this person ever pass the exams to become an agent. That is where I lay the blame. Not on the brokerages but upon OREA creating too many new agents, and poor ones at that. We need less agents not more. Stop creating new ones. Kelvin
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