I enjoy your posts as they often reflect the voice of reason. And when not, usually at least some class and a good laugh.
So anywho... not that your hair is not important, :P but back to the topic for a minute.
I'm willing to predict that if the smaller Realtors want to survive, they will need an association, ergo legitimacy. CB is a good example. They have to "verify" all records and details in such a way as makes title insurance redundant. The office here is connected to CB.net. The same group that has the franchise for all of Central America. They have to comply with most same regulations as in the US. One things for sure; change is on the way. The day of the Divemaster/Realtor are passe'. Just for your own edification, Coldwell Banker Belize has a Compliance Officer. Perhaps the only one in the country. She'll be glad to address questions should anyone assume their name is a "facade". I found all this attractive and am like minded so when asked I of course agreed to come to work with them. I cannot comment on any other companies practices except to say, please make a note of it". lol
Writer claims no authority, worthwhile knowledge of any kind, and didn't make love to that woman.