David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

Spam prevention
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

How does it harm you to get an email?

Just hit delete and move on.


Dec 08, 2015 12:33 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I really like your response, but I wouldn't have bothered with the reporting part.  

The board and licensing authority probably have bigger fish to fry and the teeth in real estate law are so soft, nothing would happen if they did care.

The connection between how your removal request was ignored by the recruiter and the assumption that your requests would be similarly ignored by the broker is the big attention getter.  

It should turn someone's lightbulb on, but probably won't.

Dec 08, 2015 12:16 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I wouldn't sweat it and just hit delete. Not worth the energy.

Dec 08, 2015 05:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Think this is an over reaction. If you don't like the email, mark it as spam and move on to more productive actions.

Dec 08, 2015 03:40 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I get those all the time, and same results. I just hit delete....

Dec 08, 2015 02:55 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I was about to answer exactly how Bob Crane did; so I defer to and agree with his response. Delete and move on. You can also set up a filter for specific e-mails to go straight to trash. 

Dec 08, 2015 01:15 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What do I think?

You have already OVER INVESTED in this activity.

Will you continue to throw more time into the hole to add to your time already wasted?

You have SOOOOO many absolute options to address this that clearly the issue has become an issue of pride. 

Pride leads folks into faulty thinking.


Dec 08, 2015 01:14 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

KEEP IT and use it against their agents when you are in competition for a Listing !!!!!!!

Dec 08, 2015 01:02 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

They need to honor your request to be removed.   Your response should work!  

Dec 08, 2015 12:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would take it as a compliment, and laugh it off.  A

Dec 08, 2015 12:26 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

You have got to give it to the brokerage that they are persistent. Isn't that the motto we are all to abide by...be persistent till one says YES?

I am sure those emails are automated...write him/her a nice email to be removed from their mailing list. I am sure they will comply.

Dec 08, 2015 12:02 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Its your call but I would have just deleted and blocked. If the broker wants to waste time sending me e-mails it's his/her time thats being foolishly spent. I won't take my time composing a response.

Dec 07, 2015 11:58 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

David - I think they better not send you another email.

Dec 10, 2015 02:09 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning David. Every time my loan officers get recruited, it is a compliment to me. Just accept it as a compliment.

Dec 08, 2015 05:21 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I like it, but must be careful not to burn a bridge u=you may want in the future

Dec 08, 2015 02:16 PM
Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That might have been a little bit of overkill.  Chances are you'll do business with her office - or try to - in the future.  

Dec 08, 2015 01:50 PM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

David Barr it's just an email.  We all send them out and are asked to remove people.  We try to keep up but sometimes they are saved in formats we aren't aware exist.  Opt out and send to spam if you like but don't insult, in my humble opinion.

Dec 08, 2015 12:23 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think you conveyed your thoughts and intentions well. I would guess you will get no further emails.

Dec 08, 2015 09:58 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I envy you that you have the time in your schedule to get agitated over this, write the snarky email and then Post it on AR. What kind of validation are you seeking? It is 8:20 and I am sitting in on a meeting between my clients and the new home representative as they are writing an offer on new construction and then I have an hour drive home. 

Dec 08, 2015 09:20 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I agree; we get thm as well and I figure keep them coming, spending their advertising dollars. This will mean fewer bucks to promote their listings.

Dec 08, 2015 07:52 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Why not.

Dec 08, 2015 06:47 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Why David, why not reply back and recruit him/her to Berkshire Hathaway and throw in a couple of Warren Buffetisms to boot????


Beat them at their game and they will leave you alone.

Dec 08, 2015 06:02 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not  become upset about such emails/mails/calls and  would not waste my time. 

Dec 08, 2015 05:34 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You can do what the guy did to the NY Times, print it up, shoot holes in it, scan and email it back to them. 3:)
I get em all the time too . . . delete and imagine the above while you hit the eject button . . . smile!

Dec 08, 2015 05:14 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The board likely has no jurisdiction and it's not a violation of any licensing.  There are no laws that go after the individual spamming on a small scale.  Your best bet is to setup a filter to block his email.


I see they change email addresses.  Setup your filter to look for keywords in the body of the email.  Also look into a "learning" filter like the baysian spam filters.  Google uses these as does the Thunderbird email client.  You can train it to recognize the "join my office" spam.

Dec 08, 2015 03:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good for you, David.  Some folks just can't take a hint.

Dec 08, 2015 02:23 AM
Toronto, ON

I think that the board and your state licensing authority would not handle such reporting by you since CAN-SPAM is not likely under their jurisdiction.  You would need to report or do whatever actions that CAN-SPAM states.

Dec 08, 2015 02:09 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That should work.

Dec 08, 2015 12:19 AM