His response?:"Wow, you're dead on!". Then his next comment was "Well if you ever sell your home I can go a lot lower than 2-1/2%. How does 1/2 a percent sound?" lol. Can't blame him for not letting an opportunity go by to market himself!
I also asked him about the Open House issue. He corroborated what Captain_Ron5, the #1 real estate agent in Victoria, said about them being basically useless and only benefiting the agent. And, here's an article from the Toronto Star entitled 5 things a real estate agent won't tell you by Mark Weisleder, a noted real estate lawyer. Well la-di-da (yet again), guess what one of them is: In many cases, the only one who benefits from open houses are the agents.