Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In light of written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: 1. Direct consumer-to-consumer home sales Consumers often lack the access to sales networks for selling homes themselves. But in countries with broad, commonly accepted networks for distributing information about properties being sold by their owner, as many as 50% of transactions occur with no intermediary between the buyer and seller. In most OECD countries, the vast majority of home sales occur with the help of a professional intermediary. It is often argued that sellers choose intermediaries because they have insufficient
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