Find out more information about the real estate agent you have Chosen
This is a kind of wake up call for the Calgary real estate industry and maybe the industry as a whole.
Do you feel the earth moving beneath your feet yet?
That is the 'Shift'. The shift in our industry moving towards the release of more information to the general public as well as greater transparency in our industry and in my mind the seperation of the True Professional real estate agent from the 'part time' Agent.
How do we do this? Not as simple as I would like because of our issues with the Competition Bureau, however, I feel a start would be the publishing of the results of hearings that are held at the Calgary Real Estate Board when a member has been found to be in violation of our Rules or Code of Ethics.
There are some that will challenge this and say that it will 'hurt' our industry. I challenge those to come up with an answer that would satisfy a member of the public, our clients. How would the publishing of ones indiscretions with regard to Ethics or Rules violations EVER hurt our industry. In my mind it is going to do nothing but help to change an industry.
Besides...you can already search on www.reca.ca for results of hearings, they are published and go back at least 2 years. If I want more info on an industry member all I have to do is pay $25 to RECA and I can get an entire history of the industry members career. We know however, that not all complaints go direct to RECA, A Lot of them go to the board level first.
Watch the video below for my opinion in 2.5 minutes or less. If you would like to leave a comment, I am certainly open to continuing the discussion, considering I started it.