Here we go again! The never-ending scrutiny of how to diminish the extra value given by a full-service Realtor® towards his/her client is again put to the test. FSBOs have recently gotten their way by being able to list their property on the Toronto MLS for as low as $1 (yes, that's correct, a Loonie) eliminating the costly fee of a listing agent. Yet, it seems the majority of buyers who come with a valid and acceptable offer are usually brought in by a registered and professional buyer agent. Proof that there will always (if not often) be an added value by a Realtor® in any home-buying/selling transaction. Let's look at the other side of the Loonie: the buyer's side. For it to be a fair-playing field, are we now going to charge buyers a $1-fee before driving them around and across the city to find them their dream home? And then, as soon as an offer is accepted by the seller, require the buyer to cover our current usual normal fee of 2.5%? It would only be fair to do such, and not let the seller carry all the weight of the selling cost, is it not? After all, this is what they presently do in modern Europe. Hopefully, this thought won't be categorized by our Watchdog as anti-competitive.