From: David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate on
Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> Dave Frightens Me writes:
>
> > In context you could only have meant valuable=paid more, unless you
> > were playing word games.
>
> Just as Doctors without Borders could only have meant an organization,
> and not the people within it.
>
> I don't need to play word games, but if I'm drawn into one, I win.

No Mixi, you lost already when you started playing it. Hope that helps.

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From: David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate on
Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
>
> > Just two messages ago it was a few /weeks'/ work...
>
> It can be either, depending on the property, the market, etc. Even
> for a few weeks' work, $18,000 is pretty good.

For the average realtor, that's half a year's wage.

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From: David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate on
Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> Keith W writes:
>
> > Erm 6% of $300,000 is $18,000 and that is the fee payable
> > to the real estate company from which costs such as
> > advertising, legal fees etc have to be deducted.
>
> In the U.S., it is often the money paid to the agent. And the
> overhead isn't that high in any case.
>
> > $18,000 for a few weeks work doesnt sound that wonderful to me
>
> It's over $300,000 a year, which is better than doctors and 747 pilots
> usually manage.

FFS Mixi, please tell me what the median salary is of a US realtor...

It's not a question BTW.

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From: Hatunen on
On Wed, 2 Aug 2006 20:39:12 +0100,
this_address_is_for_spam(a)yahoo.co.uk (David Horne, _the_
chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate) wrote:

>Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
>>
>> > It may well vary between countries, but in Britain a busy self-employed
>> > plumber will make considerably more than a junior negotiator at an estate
>> > agency. Of course, some estate agents make more than some plumbers, too.
>>
>> In the United States, real-estate agents usually work on a percentage
>> commission basis, typically around six percent of the sale price for a
>> property.
>
>Er, no. Instead of blowing so much hot air, just research the median
>salary. Sure, a top-earning realtor will earn a lot- but they are the
>exception. Someone in charge of a big plumbing business earns a lot too.
>
>Most realtors aren't top-earners.

Most real estate agents don't get salaries, either.

BTW, "realtor" is a trademarked name for those agents who are
members of the National Association of Realtors¬Ě,; not all real
estate agents are Realtors¬Ě

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From: Hatunen on
On Wed, 2 Aug 2006 20:39:14 +0100,
this_address_is_for_spam(a)yahoo.co.uk (David Horne, _the_
chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate) wrote:

>JohnT <johnhillriseDONOTSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> "Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:tp71d2lafong81lsun6n0dqhnf73b5h36b(a)4ax.com...
>> > Stanislas de Kertanguy writes:
>> >
>> >> The words "free" and "market" come to mind.
>> >
>> > A free market exists for doctors, teachers, and basketball players
>> > alike, in the United States.
>> >
>> > Why do real-estate agents make so much more than plumbers?
>> >
>>
>> Give in! Why do estate agents make more than plumbers?
>
>The answer is they don't.

Why, I know plumbers who make so much money they refuse to make
house calls anymore.

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