TREB says murderers and thieves are itching to see Toronto’s real estate listings

TREB says murderers and thieves are itching to see Toronto’s real estate listings

TREB’s vision of life with open listings (Image: TREBChannel)
 

Having apparently never heard of a telephone book, the Toronto Real Estate Board is claiming that making homeowners’ names and numbers accessible could put them in serious peril. Currently, clients cannot gain access to detailed online listings without receiving a password from a real estate agent, a middleman role that the federal Competition Bureau believes is irrelevant and should be phased out. But give unfettered access to information, the TREB warns, and break-ins and assaults are sure to follow. Don’t believe it? Maybe a scary picture will change your mind. If you ask us, the whole debate is moot, since anyone familiar with the interwebs can easily find all the relevant information. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »