Vancouver Condo Real Estate Video Blog #507 - February 25, 2010
Are Realtors Afraid of CondoGo.com ? The Young Ones Aren't
Ian Watt video blogs about how a fellow realtor went bananas over Ian Watt's new CondoGo.com because the business model is based on saving the client commission dollars. However as we all have heard and as my manager explained to the veteran realtor in this email http://www.ianwatt.ca/Blog.php/2459 , there is no such thing as a set commission in Canadian real estate. If you want to voice your opinion or if you don't care for Ian's comments please email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://www.ianwatt.ca/RealEstateVideos for all the Ian Watt Real Estate Video Blogs.
Ian Watt: Hi Good Afternoon, its Ian Watt in Downtown Vancouver. I had an interesting situation. Obviously I launched CondoGo hence the orange shirt and what it is, is basically a discounted ianwatt.ca
and what we'll have is a client concierge or a license assistant run
around do all the showings etc. etc., When an offer comes in I take
care of it. Now ianwatt.ca
basically what I'm doing, I'm doing everything and clients get me all
the time. That's why they pay a little bit more, that's why they get a
little bit less when you go with CondoGo.com.
So the thing is, a guy in my office goes bananas because I am offering
this two services. He doesn't like that and I don't understand why he
sent me that email. He got very upset. The management basically told
him you shouldn't send emails like that. Lot of a trouble could come
out of it. Now it's all resolved and my manager handled it
exceptionally well. He basically said there a no set commissions we
could do whatever we want. And that's the thing about real estate in
Canada. There is always going to be a different type of client for a
different type of service. Not everybody wants full service, not
everyone wants to pay high commission and that's why we started CondoGo.com.
Kinda interesting, I don't know why realtors are getting upset about it
coz' a lot of the young ones think it's a fantastic idea and a lot of
the old ones are scared of change and they think its a terrible idea.
My name is Ian Watt and if you have any opinion about this. you could
always email me at email@example.com. Thank you very much and have a great day!