Services of Real Estate Agents

The European draft standard prEN 15733 “Services of Real Estate Agents - Requirements for the provision of the services of real estate agents” met with vehement criticism of the consumer organisations. Their concerns such as intransparent costs or deceptive and unrealistic presentation of properties by real estate agents have been ignored. The lack of clear-cut normative requirements as well as the absence of requirements concerning information provision and the education of real estate agents was criticized in particular. The Consumer Council has submitted a comprehensive list of faults to the national mirror committe.