Election Results

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)

I want to let you know that I was unsuccessful in the RECO election, and I would like to thank you for your kind support of my candidacy. 

In the end, the incumbent was successful. Only 1 in 20 registrants voted in the election. The successful candidate required 530 votes. 

Some candidates had mounted an e-mail campaign. I chose not to, when I found that Constant Contact, a major, reputable e-mail service in the US would not send them out. Technically, they said it would be "spamming". 

Instead, I chose to publish my campaign on the internet. On a Google search of "RECO election", I held 8 of the 10 places on the first page. RECO itself ranked #5 and #6.

However, voter turnout was so low, that no one really cared. So, Google results meant nothing.

Nevertheless, the circulation of the material by RECO to almost 60,000 registrants has resulted in a number of good contacts and a number of inquiries and bookings for my RECO Credit Course on Disclosure Laws.

Thanks once again for everyone's good wishes!

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Brian Madigan
LL.B., Broker
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)

Jenny,

I think this is going to become a hot topic. I have my stuff republished daily on other sites. There's attribution, but I would have thought they would seek permission.

Then, there are those who steal the entire article including the picture, and just delete my name and any reference to me. And, you might be quite surprised as to who they might be.

I think the seminars would be a good idea.

There are several lawyers who specialize in this field.

Chris,

Thanks. I have had a number of agents tell me how sorry they were, and that they mailed in their vote for me weeks ago.

And, for those who are reading this but not familiar with the rules, RECO permitted online voting this year only. There were no ballots as there had been in the past. However, the people were being nice, so I thanked them for their support.

Brian

 

Brian

June 15, 2010 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Barrie Clulow
My Time Is My Own

Brian - Sorry you did not make it. Having been involved in several "campaigns" I can tell you that the power of the pen goes a long way in winning or loosing depending on who is doing the penning for who or about who.

June 15, 2010 11:13 PM
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John Grasty
Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.

Congratulations on putting your name forward Brian. Too bad I couldn't vote from BC.

You may not have received the vote to serve RECO this time Brian, but you've won a lot of supporters who value and appreciate your ability to make real estate law easier to understand.

If the successful candidates are as informed and as humble as you are Brian then RECO will be well served.

 

June 16, 2010 01:18 AM
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Kathy Clulow
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage

Brian - It's a shame the number of people who do not get involved in any way whatsoever you are to be commended for entering the race and actually running a campaign

June 16, 2010 06:10 PM
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Brian Madigan
LL.B., Broker
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)

John and Kathy,

 

Thanks for the comments and good wishes. If the Competition Bureau issue is still topical next year I will probably try again.

 

Brian

June 20, 2010 05:22 PM
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