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Marty Douglas

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Marty Douglas, irregular REM columnist, is a past chair of the Real Estate Council of B.C. He currently sits as a director of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, serves as an advisor to the Real Estate Council of B.C. and is on CREA’s Realtor Code Task Force. He is an associate broker with Re/Max Mid-Island Realty on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Banff Western Connection 2015

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At Banff Western Connection 2015, we listened to a panel of six consumers discuss their experiences with real estate agents and why three of them ultimately decided to sell their own homes.

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Marty Douglas: My guess is that 20 years from now we’ll be wringing our hands over the similar results from a futuristic gaze into the same old navel. Let’s face it – we are in sales and the more you try to put lipstick on that pig, the more it looks like animal cruelty.

Part-time real estate agents

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When it comes to part-time real estate agents, if “part time” means another source of income, then pensioners (private, public or CPP) would be included. That clearly would impact many licensees who have joined the industry following a long career in a pensionable job. And what about alimony?

Harold Waddell

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Harold was honored by the Vancouver Real Estate Board but a few of the former Realty World brokers thought a dinner and evening of reminiscing would provide a chance to express our appreciation to Harold.