Self Proclaimed Professionals

What is the one single profession that you WOULD THINK one would need some sort of basic arithmetic & accounting skills considering they hare handling the “biggest financial decisions” of some peoples lives?

The CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) publishes monthly reports on sales activity across the country. Consider the following:

– For the month of September they report roughly 37000 transactions (houses) processed through their system. (http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm)

– For the month of September they report the year to date sales totaling 340980. http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm

For the month of August they reported year to date sales totaling 325180. (http://www.crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-august)

My math (as verified by my calculator) calculates 15800 difference between August and Sept.

What happened to the other 21200 houses? Is there a phantom month that only exists in the world of Realtors between September and August?

Is this the consequence of allowing the “biggest financial decisions” of peoples lives be handled by the largest group of “self proclaimed professionals” who never made the grade to achieve anything higher in life?

Chart of Interest

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