One thing that I have learned from all of my Real Estate courses that I have completed and from speaking to my brokerage and fellow co-workers, is that ethics play a key role in Real Estate transactions. Privacy, knowing what to say, and knowing what to say when completing or negotiating a deal is crucial. I have seen some unworthy practices and I will not condone or condemn what I have witnessed. I believe in karma.
I know why there is so much heat with this court case in Mississauga regarding the Mayor's son. When it comes to fraud and mis-dealings and giving certain groups preferential treatment, the powers that be jump into action, especially when it comes to millions of dollars. I really don't know the exact details that is surrounding this case and I don't really have an opinion either way. What I do know is that this will go on for some time. There also may be some laws changing.
I believe in choosing a Real Estate practitioner that is ethical. There are so many ways to make money in Real Estate and in all surrounding businesses that you don't have to be sleazy. You need to be a good negotiator and make connections, but that doesn't mean that you necessarily need to go above and beyond and question your ethics. Greed is very hard to not get involved in when you start getting into development deals and paying off the right sources to get your deal pushed through. It happens whether you like it or not but it doesn't have to happen. It might take longer to get deals done but when your sitting in court facing jail time, and your company is bankrupt who is ahead then? I believe white collar crimeaffects us on a deeper level than a bank robber. It calls on our ethics and it affects and involves more people; it then becomes OK for us to break the law and corrupt society.
In referencing this article about Mayor Mccallion's son, Toronto Star
This blog was written by Ernie Arrizza