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Are Realtors Afraid of CondoGo.com ? The Young Ones Aren't

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 ianwatt@ianwatt.ca 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 ianwatt@ianwatt.ca. Thank you very much and have a great day!