Michael Polzler, head of Re/Max Ontario-Atlantic Canada recently launched a campaign against choosing a part-time Realtor(R). In a letter/advertisement he placed in The Real Estate Magazine he stated that it is time to “take back the industry”.
He says that if an agent is doing at least 1 deal per quarter they should not be in Real Estate. Having stronger rules around education and adding an apprentice program would be beneficial he says. In Toronto 20% of Realtors did not complete a deal in 2009.
“Someone who has a non-real-estate, full-time job should not be allowed to handle the largest financial transaction most people make in their lifetime. You have taxi drivers with real estate licences and that’s not cool,” Mr. Polzler said.
When you consider the numbers…98,000 agents (that’s one agent for approximately 336 people)…maybe he has a point.
What do you think?