Thank you for your support!
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.
On Monday hearings before the Competition Tribunal resume in the long-running dispute between the Toronto Real Estate Board and Canada’s Commissioner of Competition. The eventual decision of the Tribunal will have a profound affect on how real estate information may be made available to the Canadian public.
Our expectations is that the major result will be to require online user registration to gain full access to MLS® listing information.
Thus the preemptive launch of our online membership channel which provides exclusive access to:
on all residential listings published on the Toronto Real Estate Board’s MLS® system.
Our new Sold.Watch internet presence is designed to be a more convenient, visible and robust way of gaining instant access to authentic real estate market facts.
You can get ahead of the game now by subscribing to our exclusive online access.
Late each evening we go live on our exclusive new members-only site with links to all residential properties in the GTA listed and sold on that day. The reports include all listings in the Greater Toronto Area published on the Toronto Real Estate Board’s MLS® system.