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RE: Salary Survey

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Real Estate agents charge  5% to 7% to sell a property, with very little at
risk.  Owners willing use real estate agents.

Bill Scott, P.E., S.E.
VECO Engineering
949 East 36th Street, Suite 500
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone 907-762-1655
Fax 907-762-1733

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> From: 	Paul Rohrer[SMTP:prohrer(--nospam--at)]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Sent: 	Saturday, September 25, 1999 10:57 AM
> To: 	'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: 	RE: Salary Survey
> Paul Rohrer  mailto:prohrer(--nospam--at)
> <JN> Johnson and Nielsen Associates
> Consulting Structural Engineers
> 949-261-1495   949-261-2307 FAX
> The free market is exactly that. FREE. As in, we are free to charge any
> fee we wish to. The trick is, is to stay competitive with out cutting our
> own professional throats while doing it. Engineers need to realize the
> value of our education and profession and charge accordingly. There is no
> shame in making a profit. How many times have we negociated our fees only
> to realize at the end of the job that we negociated away any chance of a
> profit? Has anyone been able to negociate an attorneys fee to something
> lower than what he expects? The reason Attorney fees are so high is
> because as a profession, they charge high fees. If engineers started
> charging appropriately and stopped negociating away or trimming down any
> profit the entire profession would benefit.