Realtor defies TREB on housing data

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Real estate agent Ara Mamourian of SpringRealty.ca has resumed sending weekly emails containing purchase prices of homes sold in his area. Mr Mamourian consulted with lawyers after receiving an email from Toronto Real Estate Board reminding realtors about the potential violation of privacy from sharing information. He told The Huffington Post: “We don’t want to do anything to upset TREB in that way, we just want to give people the information, the way they expect to receive it in 2015.” The real estate board is concerned that data supplied on websites or in email mailing lists without sellers’ consent could be against privacy laws and warned its members that they could be blocked from the MLS if they continued to share such data. The sharing of data can be done through phone calls, direct email to a client or in person. Read the full story. 
 
  • Omer Quenneville on 2015-03-10 9:05:22 AM

    I don't understand the importance of this issue. The government has better records than we do. Our MLS only include MLS sales and not private sales or new builds. I think if we are going to do it right and make this information available to the public, then we should get the information from the public records that are more accurate.

  • Omer Quenneville on 2015-03-10 9:05:34 AM

    I don't understand the importance of this issue. The government has better records than we do. Our MLS only include MLS sales and not private sales or new builds. I think if we are going to do it right and make this information available to the public, then we should get the information from the public records that are more accurate.

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