Canadian consumers have far higher opinions of real estate professionals than they do in their lawmakers and those that run businesses.

A new poll by Insights West shows that 60 per cent of respondents have a ‘very positive’ or ‘somewhat positive’ view of real estate agents and other professionals in the industry; business executives are positively-rated by 53 per cent while politicians score just 27 per cent.

The data reveals that women are more likely than men to have a positive view of real estate professionals (61 per cent vs. 39 per cent) and over 55’s are less positive than those in younger demographics.

Respondents in Ontario and Quebec are more positive about those in real estate than the other provinces with BC the least positive.

Nurses and farmers score the highest positive ratings (93 per cent) while the other professionals outranked by real estate professionals include bankers, lawyers and car salespeople.

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