Survey: Realtors helping create bidding wars

Half of those polled for the online survey said agents don’t have their best interests in mind when selling their homes.

"Today's buyers and sellers don't like being pawns in a process, and real estate agents should give Canadians more credit," said Ken LeBlanc, president of

According to the survey, which surveyed 1,000 Canadians, 67% of those polled agree traditional real estate agents, and their commission fees, are one of the factors contributing to home price inflation.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) decline to comment on the survey without having reviewed its questions, methodology and data.

But the organization reiterated its position that Realtors are “trusted advisors helping Canadians with one of the biggest financial decision of their lives – the buying and selling of a home or property.” is Canada's largest and fastest growing private sales franchise network. Its sites allow sellers to list their own properties without going through an agent.

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