One of Yogi Berra's many sayings was “You can see a lot of things just by observing.” It seems silly but, as a person who has observed the real estate industry now for almost 40 years, I find it to be most profound.
We are facing many problems in our country. There is not enough time and space here to discuss all the challenges of health care, especially mental health care, as well as housing for the poor and marginalized people in our society.
At 16, a person can drive a car. They can also buy a car and take on all the responsibilities that come with that such as insurance and liability. If driving that car results in criminal activity, that 16-year-old can be sentenced as an adult.
There is always animosity between the young and the old. The way I see it, every profession can really enjoy the benefits of both sides, but I think that getting along is the greatest challenge of all.
I think the real estate industry can step up to the plate and help every senior in Canada in need of a home. I believe that our provincial real estate associations and CREA can act as champions for our aging population.
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