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.
It is only a matter of time. The whole industry will and should be deregulated !
This case is so bizarre. Is it regular practice to ask the defendant/accused to propose a remedy? Will TREB's response be something like "... while admitting absolutely no wrongdoing, TREB today recommended that it be drawn & quartered, forced to watch CREA's 'biker gang' ad 38 times in a row, pay a fine of one gajillion dollars, and promise to never ever do it again."? CB's response is "... OK, we're good with that."
I still don't understand how a website like TREB is obligated to provide statistics to the public who do not pay for the site. It is an organization supported and paid for by Realtors. It defies "free enterprise" when the Competition Bureau insists that we provide levels of service and disclosures on information.. In fact it is the Sellers that contribute to the website by listing their properties. Maybe they should be consulted before their private information is disclosed, not TREB. (i.e. another box to tick on the listing documents similar to "Seller wants/does not want other Agents to contact them after listing expires". I suspect if they surveyed Sellers the majority would not want their information readily available.If the public wants this information, let them have it! But let them pay for it as well. Why should they get a free ride?The 21st century has created a bunch of whiners and individuals that feel they are entitled.Nothing is for free in this world and it is about time someone investigated the Competition Bureau and the real underlying reason they are on this hunt.
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