Buying or selling a home can be one of the most important and complicated transactions you make in your lifetime. With this transaction comes plenty of paperwork, endless decisions to be made, and unknown obstacles. A Realtor can help you through the process of buying or selling a home from beginning to end, and ensure your financial and legal protection along the way. Realtors differ ...
Posted by Jules Seaman
on March 28, 2011
Have a look at any contract you’ve signed…phone, internet, gas, etc. If you read the clauses, you’ll discover that most of the time the contract protects the company more than it protects the consumer. Most contracts are extremely long and you likely won’t be able to get an explanation or clarification from a company sales rep. You may have limited choices ...
Posted by Sylvia Robbins
on January 18, 2011
Not a lot has changed in our industry now that the dust has settled and members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has endorsed the consent agreement with the Commissioner of Competition.
Certainly the changes are not what some in the media and the general public perceive them to be. For example, an interviewer on a national radio news show this week noted that many consumers seem to ...
Posted by Don Lawby
on October 28, 2010
Last November, when I first wrote about the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)/Competition Bureau conflict (over who gets to post listings on Realtor.ca) a flurry of comments were left at the end of that blog post - some in favour of the move to open-access for all to list on Realtor.ca, and some strongly against the move.
In the latter camp, one Mike Wiseman left a telling comment. He wrote ...
Posted by Don Lawby
on October 1, 2010
Competition Bureau Reaches Agreement in Principle in Real Estate Case
OTTAWA, September 30, 2010 – The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which, if ratified by CREA's members, will ensure that real estate agents have the flexibility to provide innovative service and pricing options to customers. ...
Posted by Donald Lawby
on September 30, 2010