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Realtors also to blame for out-of-control Vancouver growth – analysis

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Ephraim Vecina | 20 May 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
Insularity makes BC’s real estate sector vulnerable to irrational steps fuelled by groupthink, according to a private developer and consultant
  • | 20 May 2016, 01:28 PM Agree 0
    Nothing mentioned about the must earn 18 credits for education over a 2 yr period, every 2 yrs to retain your licences interesting manipulation of facts--
  • James D Cain | 20 May 2016, 03:25 PM Agree 0
    Reading the comments of William McCarthy leads me to believe that he is so far out of touch with the real estate community and their responsibilities.
    I am currently licensed in Alberta but spend about half my time in BC . I am familiar with the inner workings of a Board as I volunteered for many many years on the Professional Standards Committee which investigates complaints from REALTORS(R) and the public. Nothing is further from the truth to say we would favor the REALTOR(R) . In fact it is the opposite. We come down hard on any member who contravenes the rules and regulations.
    As for financial institutions being lenient on home buyers. Let me tell you again this is so far from the matter at hand. The vetting the financial institutions are doing today is unbelievable. Not to mention the Federal government and CMHC and their policies to cutback on approvals making it tougher for consumers to qualify.

    Perhaps Mr. McCarthy should spend some time in the field before making such irresponsible and disparaging remarks about REALTORSR)
  • Brian | 24 May 2016, 10:34 AM Agree 0
    So... how is poor licensing requirements and the low bar to become a realtor these days pumping up the the real estate market? I'm not seeing his point? That may be true but supply and demand is driving the market. People who write articles for a living sure love oversimplification with a scapegoat for good measure. It makes their bullshit easy to understand.
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