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TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)

Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:23 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/competi ... -1.3238561

"A case over who controls coveted Toronto real estate data is back before the Federal Competition Tribunal"

Who's gonna win this time? Will it drag on like the last few times? If the competition wins and the data is revealed to the public, what will it do for BC or REBGV?

I personally would love to see this data without having to get a Realtor license. This could also help open up more options to buy/sell on your own and move away from mls.ca!
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:55 pm

no kidding. what a ****ing joke.
Redistribute consumption, not income.
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:54 am

get a free vow account then you can see that stuff in vancouver
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:36 am

get a free vow account then you can see that stuff in vancouver
Where do you do that? I thought VOWs were banned.
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:40 am

you can find virtual office websites in vancouver, but not in toronto. they are available in vancouver

https://www.google.ca/search?site=&sour ... pcaCXv9pds
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:06 am

you can find virtual office websites in vancouver, but not in toronto. they are available in vancouver

https://www.google.ca/search?site=&sour ... pcaCXv9pds
This search doesn't really bring back anything. The only VOW I've used before was this, but it only gave me a time advantage when properties are listed (ie: I see listings the same time as Realtors). http://carissasiy.com/recip.html/Search.form

I doubt any Realtor would be that willing to share sold prices and days on market type data. It's the crown jewels that keeps them employed.
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:08 am

when i looked half an hour ago there were plenty of vancouver realtors offering the vow service
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:38 pm

when i looked half an hour ago there were plenty of vancouver realtors offering the vow service
They must have taken it all down when i started looking then :wink:
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:07 am

when i looked half an hour ago there were plenty of vancouver realtors offering the vow service
not true. You have to be a client (looking to buy or sell a home).
Mike Stewart kindly offered me his service...but only because I torment the bears with the data.
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:10 am

not true. You have to be a client (looking to buy or sell a home).
Mike Stewart kindly offered me his service...but only because I torment the bears with the data.
And you give mr. mike lucrative commissions...
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:40 am

not true. You have to be a client (looking to buy or sell a home).
Mike Stewart kindly offered me his service...but only because I torment the bears with the data.
And you give mr. mike lucrative commissions...
no, he give me a stick to beat the bears with.
I think he derives enough satisfaction from this
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:03 pm

not true. You have to be a client (looking to buy or sell a home).
Mike Stewart kindly offered me his service...but only because I torment the bears with the data.
And you give mr. mike lucrative commissions...
no, he give me a stick to beat the bears with.
I think he derives enough satisfaction from this
Oh so you use someone else to buy and sell? Poor mr. mike. I don't know if he would be satisfied with that. :evil:
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:26 am

Who's gonna win this time?
The TREB might lose some ground but last time it was a clear victory for the RE boards.
Remember the Mere Posting joke?
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:58 am

Who's gonna win this time?
The TREB might lose some ground but last time it was a clear victory for the RE boards.
Remember the Mere Posting joke?
Oh yea. What a joke. It's refreshing to hear an honest comment from the other side. :)

If the TREB does lose, I wonder if there will be zillow like websites coming to Canada.
 
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Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:15 am

If the TREB does lose, I wonder if there will be zillow like websites coming to Canada.
There is no chance for that. In Canada MLS rules. Private websites are around but totally ineffective. In the US there are severals MLS's but nothing like the Canadian MLS.
I think TREB is fighting a losing battle wasting their realtors money. Restricting information in the age of the click won't get you very far. Threatening realtors with suspension if they make data available to clients or potential clients is plain stupid.

The MLS has been created, paid for and maintained by realtors, so, yes they have the rights to it, but according to the Competition Bureau, with certain limits. I can see the CB's point of view in trying to open up the MLS for true competition, but unfortunately for them ... the Real Estate boards are better negotiators.
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