Since we were compelled to suspend publication of the Just Sold report I have received 1,000’s of emails from from subscribers. Most of the messages have been supportive and encouraged perseverance. Some recommended “fixes” that we are not able to implement.
As many of you know, this is yet another chapter in a saga that has been going on for a decade. It started 2007 when, in conjunction with Bell Canada, I launched the first VOW website in Canada. Although that venture did not end well, it started a revolution that has changed how most Canadians access real estate market information.
In the intervening years, millions of dollars have been expended on legal fees and court cost to bring a resolution to the issues involved in disseminating listing data. The principal proponent of the cause to bring openness and transparency to the real estate marketplace has been my lawyer and friend Lawrence Dale.
The final chapter in this quest will be written by Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal in THE TORONTO REAL ESTATE BOARD v. COMMISSIONER OF COMPETITION. The appeal is scheduled to be heard in Toronto on December 5 and 6.
We appreciate your continued support and remain totally focused on the timely return of the Just Sold report to your email in-box.
Thank you, Fraser
PostScript: Lawrence Dale continues in his quest to bring innovation and enhanced value to real estate practices with his latest venture, Dale Legal Realty Solutions. Buyers in particular can get real professional help … and buyers need all the help they can get in the current real estate environment.