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#438114 - 08/07/14 11:53 AM Anti-spam law and Kijiji
agentjunior Offline

Registered: 01/06/14
Posts: 78
Loc: Candian EH!
Quick question for the Canadians

Messaged a FSBO this morning on KIJIJI asking if he was paying out a buyer agent if I sold the house for him.

In his ad it said, fsbo, exclusive yada yada or something

He emails me back and says GOODLUCK, I am reporting you to the CRTC for new anti spam law.

what the heck?!

I asked a question on Kijiji for pete sakes!!!!!

#438123 - 08/07/14 03:57 PM Re: Anti-spam law and Kijiji [Re: agentjunior]
Mr. Nick Offline
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Registered: 07/25/14
Posts: 5
Loc: internet
I believe the law only applies to unsolicited emails. I don't think you should be worried if you used Kijiji to send your message.

#438135 - 08/08/14 06:26 AM Re: Anti-spam law and Kijiji [Re: agentjunior]
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Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 668
Loc: Global
The law does cover more than just email however since your "solicitation" was in response to his solicitation I would not worry about it too much.

Asking simply "are you cooperating with agents" rather than using "would you pay me if I sold the house for you" would probably be a safer route and prevent some hassles though.
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#439065 - 09/13/14 08:06 PM Re: Anti-spam law and Kijiji [Re: Admin]
Canadave Offline

Registered: 01/26/05
Posts: 318
Loc: Ontario Canada
Don't worry about it - you did nothing wrong.
Watch the real estate market ..

#442726 - 01/25/15 03:37 PM Re: Anti-spam law and Kijiji [Re: agentjunior]
realgrafixx Offline
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Registered: 01/22/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Canada
Would the "conspicuously published" rule apply in this situation?


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