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Comment No.: REW-0293
Received: 11/01/2005
Organization: Fred R. Schneider, Real Estate Counseling
Commenter: Schneider, Fred
State: CO
Attachments: Open letter of opinions and suggestions on real estate today, to NAR et al (03/05/2004)


Comments:


THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS ON THE REAL ESTATE PRACTICES TODAY. THE LARGER AGENCIES HERE ARE DEFINITELY IN VIOLATION OF THE "FAIR TRADE ACT" IN MY OPINE AND THAT HAS ALSO BEEN EXPRESSED BY KEN KAPLAN, SENIOR COUNSEL OF CAR (CALIFORNIA). THEY USE "HOLD DON'T SHOW" TO EFFECTIVELY TAKE LISTINGS OFF THE MARKET UNBEKNOWN TO THE SELLER AND COMPLETELY DISCOURAGE MULTIPLE OFFERS AND BACK-UP OFFERS. THEY ALSO DO NOT PRESENT OFFERS TIMELY AND ALLOW A BUYER'S AGENT TO BE PRESENT. NOT GOOD WHEN YOU ARE A STRICT "SINGLE AGENT BROKER" AS I HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST 29 YEARS!!!

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.

BEST REGARDS,

FRED R. SCHNEIDER, RECI, GRI 970-240-0646 FAX 970-240-0647