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A guest column published Friday, which suggested that a hybrid salary model could improve the quality of real estate professionals agents, has stirred up a firestorm of commentary from our readers. Many readers expressed adamant opposition to ending the commission-based compensation model, and the feverish dialog on the issue is an obvious indicator of intense friction -- and possibly a sign of seismic shift?Buz Hurley, a Georgia real estate agent, suggested in his Feb. 6 guest article (see Inman News), "To make real estate a true profession and not just a catchall for anyone who can pass the exam, I believe the sales force has to be salaried by brokerage companies." He further suggested a compensation model featuring a base salary plus commission, which he said "wo...