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Honestly, I would ignore it and go on to do what I do best. Sell homes.
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Port St Lucie, FL
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Send them this...
REALTORS® shall be honest and truthful in their real estate communications and shall present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and other representations. REALTORS® shall ensure that their status as real estate professionals is readily apparent in their advertising, marketing, and other representations, and that the recipients of all real estate communications are, or have been, notified that those communications are from a real estate professional. (Amended 1/08)
- Standard of Practice 12-5
REALTORS® shall not advertise nor permit any person employed by or affiliated with them to advertise real estate services or listed property in any medium (e.g., electronically, print, radio, television, etc.) without disclosing the name of that REALTOR®'s firm in a reasonable and readily apparent manner.
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
I didn't see the choices, but my first answer was YES, and has been upgraded to No Yes Yes.
1. No. Stay out of pissing contest with skunkie.
2. Yes. I'd contact them directly and see if they were tech-challenged and did not because they didn't know how.
3. Yes. If they didn't fix it, then I'd drop a dime on the Board or DRE.
I had someone do that to me with a newspaper ad I'd been running for YEARS. The paper changed copy kids, and the new one cut off the bottom of my ad WHERE THE REQUIRED DISCLOSURE WAS. Fixed quickly and I was glad they posted me.
Contact the appropriate authority which is likely the real estate commission. We all know what we are supposed to do. If I know the agent personally I would probably make a call to the agent.
As a courtesy, number two first. Collect the information for number three if they don't get the message
Must be Exit is up to their old games again?
Blind ads are a violation of FREC rules and should be reported to them.
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Local board can't do anything about Craigslist, they have no authority there. Don't do #1 or #2. #1 gets into an argument and you don't want to be "that guy" who has to be correct and prove everyone wrong. #2 would directly link you to the incident and if someone else reported them to the board/DRE, you'd be the one blamed by them.
Your best bet is to collect the ads and send them up to the state.
None of the above. The state real estate commission is the body that usually requires disclosure of the company name and that is where to send the advertisement.
i typically ignore them, they do know better and a scum bucket will stay a scum bucket... the last one choice number 3 is good and fair. it is their duty. he will (or may) listen to them.
you could give them the benefit of the doubt it may be a newly licensed agent.
I'd be wondering why you have the time to do this.
Since you do not own the listing, you hand this off to your broker.
Your broker will ask him/herself, "If their ad brings a buyer..I still get paid....why should I care?"
Your broker will handle it.
I am like Susan Emo. I keep my eyes on my own paper.
I'd do as Candice A. Donofrio describes, for the same reason.
As Annette already stated. Let your Broker handle it. At the very least you can flag them.
I do not do any of these, but do flag their ad. I hate it when someone flags my ad, but if they are not abiding by the rules, then they should be flagged!
I haven't used craigslist in a while. You used to be able to flame them and take them down. That is what I would do to agents acting as owners.
This obviously is really bothering you and probably is hiting your pocketbook. Besides being unlawful in your state, it sounds like. Why not set up a meeting with the broker and talk about this? Find out what their reasoning is? Once you start a fight, well, you are in a fight.
Not sure about Outside CA. In CA all realtors are supposed to display their license number when they advertise.
In AR I would say 40% CA members are in violation. On Realtor.com they display the listing agent name only(law says license #), Zillow they do not display license #. Redfin they have other agents wanting to show other than the listing agent.... I know no agent or brokerage get kicked out although there has been lawsuits filed....
2 first then 3 if they ignore you.
I've stopped going onto Craigslist for anything real estate related.
If I saw it more than once or twice and would start with number 2 and move to number 3 depending on their response.
I leave it alone- I have better thigns to do. Let the board take care of these.
I would let the Broker know of the violation. If it doesn't change then I would take it further
If I were also advertising on CL, I'd report them. If I wasn't competing in the same advertising space, I'd make like Elsa and let it go
file a complaint w/the board and move on. don't we all pay fees every year to have someone else handle this stuff?
I'd consider it delegating to the entity you pay to manage/police agents.
David Barr I have sent violations to our State RE Commission but they seem to go after who they feel like going after and ignore who they want to ignore. I am hoping when we get a new Governor we will get a new commission.
That would be a violation here in Tucson AZ, which can be turned in. What would I do? I would have my broker speak with their broker, who is also in violation. I have found less feelings get hurt, allowing the brokers to work it out. I will be joining our standards committee for reasons like this in 2016. I am looking forward to learning more and making sure all agents play by the rules. If the broker route did not work, then I would take option 3.