Is your Real Estate agent also your taxi driver or mailman?

Posted by Carlos Amaral ot 04:56 PM

At the moment there are over 50,000 (that is right over 50 thousand) licensed realtor members of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). Over 80% are doing real estate as a part time job, according to available statistics; these part time realtors sell 1 or 2 properties annually, usually within the family. The rest of the time, they are nurses, teachers, mail man/woman and taxi drivers, maids, etc.

I’m sure that if you have searched through the MLS, you have experienced the horrible photos taken, as these agents have no inclination or desire to hire a professional photographer, also not providing a contact number to be easily accessible during working hours, these are only basic examples, unfortunately there are many more the cost you money.

Understandably this situation puts great strain on the full time realtor, wanting to do business, however unable to reach the part time realtor until they are off work, leaving the customer/client missing possible opportunities to get their property sold in a timely manner.

The industry has been forced by the Competition Bureau to accept this situation, however as the customer/client you don’t have to  but you should be informed so you can make the right decision.

Do you really want, you’re most valuable asset, handled in this manner, family or not I think you deserve better.

Make sure you hire the right person for the job, full time professional, experienced and knowledgeable and dedicated to serving you best.

  •  The Right Agent makes all the difference!



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