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Comment No.: REW-0260
Received: 10/28/2005
Organization: Prudential Carolinas Realty
Commenter: Martin, Bill
State: NC
Attachments: None


Comments:

From: wbmartin3@carolina.rr.com [mailto:wbmartin3@carolina.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 12:12 AM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Subject: Competitive? Unbelievably competitive

Bill Martin

Realtor/Broker/MBA; licensed in NC & SC

Email: wbmartin3@carolina.rr.com Website: www.rlstate.com

Few of the agents I have cross sales with charge the same commissions and it is unbelievable to think that there are some that believe this business is anti-competitive. To the contrary, margins are constantly squeezed and it is our ability to set our own price - whether its 6%, 7%, 10% or 3% - that makes and breaks people in this business.

Those who charge 3% are unlikely to last. At 6%, the average Realtor will be just barely able to survive.

I'd suggest you look elsewhere for anticompetitive behavior ... e.g. Medicine where the supply of physicians is controlled, yet the price of their service is not.

Yours,
Bill Martin, Realtor/Broker/MBA

Bill Martin
Realtor/Broker/MBA; licensed in both NC & SC

Prudential Carolinas Realty
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