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So, maybe we should all become real estate agents.

Bill Allen, S.E.
ALLEN DESIGNS
Laguna Niguel, CA


|| -----Original Message-----
|| From: Scott, William N. [mailto:William.Scott(--nospam--at)veco.com]
|| Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 9:59 AM
|| To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
|| Subject: RE: Salary Survey
|| 
|| 
|| 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
|| 
|| > ----------
|| > From: 	Paul Rohrer[SMTP:prohrer(--nospam--at)jnase.com]
|| > Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
|| > Sent: 	Saturday, September 25, 1999 10:57 AM
|| > To: 	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
|| > Subject: 	RE: Salary Survey
|| > 
|| > 
|| > 
|| > Paul Rohrer  mailto:prohrer(--nospam--at)jnase.com
|| > <JN> Johnson and Nielsen Associates    www.jnase.com
|| > 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.
|| > 
|| > 
|| > 
|| > 
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