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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Most states publish online list of disciplinary actions on monthly basis.  I read a few to my pre license students each month prior to chapter on law

May 26, 2016 07:47 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

What happens is usually not much.  

For evey 100 infractions, maybe 1 complaint...and then they get a slap on the wrist and a fine...not any big deal


May 26, 2016 06:55 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Failure to present an offer, so that the Listing Agent could get "both sides".  The Seller found out when a disappointed Buyer called the Seller directly to find out why his offer was not countered.

     The Listing Agent was reported to the Real Estate Commission, reported to the Ethics Committee of the Board, terminated by his employing Broker.  There may have been a civil suit.

May 26, 2016 06:28 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I can think of a few - not sure what if anything happened though

May 26, 2016 06:44 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Camilla, many of your readers are not in fiduciary states.  Ask your instructor to explain the difference.

May 26, 2016 11:50 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The walls of Jericho come tumbling down...not good for Jerichoites

May 26, 2016 07:58 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Camilla Granasen Our real estate board also publishes a newsletter with a list of infractions. A lot of these people were heavly fined and some lost their real estate license.

May 26, 2016 06:15 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Every month our state real estate commission publishes a list of agents who did not follow the rules.  What happened could be a reprimand, a fine, loss of license, or a combination of those disciplinary actions.

May 26, 2016 05:37 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

it happens more than i like to think. it is usually to preserve what they see as their self interest. it seldom works out best. there is a reason that we have a fiduciary duty. it is what makes us a pro....or not !!

May 26, 2016 05:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have seen it a few times, not much happened unfortunately.

Jun 29, 2017 11:57 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

God smote them from the heavens.

May 27, 2016 07:35 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Can say I have. 

May 26, 2016 11:15 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I try to concentrate on the positive sides of our industry.  Of course, you can find a list of offenders and offenses from the California Bureau of Real Estate.  

May 26, 2016 11:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

One agent that I know went to jail.

May 26, 2016 10:36 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

May 26, 2016 10:25 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Mary has answered.

May 26, 2016 09:19 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We've had some stiff fines and lost of license in Hawaii.

May 26, 2016 06:31 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Camilla Granasen do not recollect any such thing! 

May 26, 2016 03:55 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

you do your fiduciary duty - you don't use it

May 26, 2016 12:40 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Happens. All. The. Time. 

What happens? Usually Not A Darn Thing 

May 26, 2016 12:19 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There are many agents that put their own self interest above that of the client. Sometimes they get caught and sometimes not.

May 26, 2016 11:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was on professional standards for several year and we saw a number of violations (other than ethics), but given the number of agents the complaints were very few and far between

May 26, 2016 10:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Dual agency.... Often get a complaint and often resultated in compensation. 


May 26, 2016 09:36 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Oh, you mean like the time when a buyer's agent dropped off a BLANK FORM to the escrow officer and told her to fill it in and get the buyer's signature on it, while he was en route to the airport on his way to Vegas?!?

May 26, 2016 08:57 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

It can be something small like the agent saying "Bring all offers" on the MLS. It is implied that the seller is getting pretty desperate and I think this undermines the fiduciary role we have with our seller. Don't think these phrases are "fined" but I think they should be.

May 26, 2016 08:49 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

A recent one that comes to mind was when an agent tried pushing our mutual buyers into a home that wasn't right for them (repairs beyond what they coudl reasonably handle).  Agent pushed too hard, and the "buyers" eventually rented instead.  Agent lost the deal, and when they do buy, they won't be using her.



May 26, 2016 07:56 AM