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Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not yet.

But I understand that suing is the American way.

As pointed out, it all about the legal fees.  I expect to see attorneys advertising on TV so they can cash in on easy money.

Hmmm, have you ever been on a website visited and supported by attorneys lamenting about their poor public image or is that just a real estate agent thing?

Nov 02, 2016 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,273,307
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No but this has become an issue for me along with those that park in handicap parking places without permits...

Nov 02, 2016 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,722
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin this would have been in BIG BOLD LETTERS if happened with franchises (and we would definitely see a featured blog.)

Since nothing of that sort has happened....

Nov 02, 2016 03:30 PM
Ambassador
2,688,225
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Sharon Altier, SFR 

   There will always be ambulance chasing attorneys, making money at the expense of the rest of Society. 

     This quote from the WSJ article:

     "Steven Solomon, a defense lawyer at GrayRobinson in Miami, sees the suits as part of a bid to obtain legal fees.  'You find entrepreneurial lawyers who are always looking for the next great cause of action,' Solomon told the Wall Street Journal."

Nov 02, 2016 11:30 AM
Rainer
216,954
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

No.  Where does this end? 

Nov 02, 2016 09:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I was not aware of this.

Nov 02, 2016 08:59 AM
Ambassador
3,376,285
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. 

Nov 02, 2016 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,323
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not worried about it.  They're one small firm going after companies like Toys R Us and Winn Dixie.  They will hit Remax, BHHS, Coldwell Banker, C21, etc. before they hit smaller sites that are run by "mom and pop" shops that don't have any money to give.

Nov 02, 2016 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no lawsuits that I'm aware of.....

Nov 02, 2016 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,858,247
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Not that I know of.

Nov 02, 2016 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,401,622
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

we have a nice access ramp right outside my office window

Nov 02, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I was made aware of this a few month ago, and we talked to our web guy, and he did not feel that we were at risk...I did see that Apple has developed software so that one can edit and work with a head movement or a gesture.  I am sure we will all be adapting to that.  

 

Nov 02, 2016 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not that I am aware of.

In my next life I will come back as an attorney.

Nov 02, 2016 06:40 AM
Ambassador
5,104,528
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not that I've heard - I know they are aware of issues as     we had a big meeting about it over a year ag

Nov 02, 2016 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,063
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

W have not been sued and sure since Warren Buffet is part owner, we are convered and in compliance.

Nov 02, 2016 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
7,981,470
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good blog topic for you.

Nov 03, 2016 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,341,288
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nonsense replacing commonsense! Too many lawyers, not enough to do!

Nov 03, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,182
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No

Nov 03, 2016 12:07 AM
Rainmaker
3,072,430
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

no

Nov 02, 2016 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
2,805,208
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In America, you cannot only sue anyone for anything but that is how we settle most of our affairs...sad state of affairs too

Nov 02, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
5,055,743
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sue is a bad  word and I hope never have it happen

Nov 02, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,632,586
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Thanks for the links.  

Nov 02, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
997,557
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not yet, but who knows

Nov 02, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,737,827
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never and never will

Nov 02, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know of the requirements..

Nov 02, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,989,488
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

None that I am aware of.

Nov 02, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
5,180,038
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Crikey! If they have been, I don't know about it, Fred.

Nov 02, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,634,524
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Wow, I haven't heard that. 

Seems it is a good thing, that I'm letting my personal site go... 

Nov 02, 2016 04:56 PM
Ambassador
6,526,356
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a shakedown, time for a class action countersuit

 

Nov 02, 2016 03:45 PM
Ambassador
3,760,163
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Haven't heard of that happening to any real estate companies.  

Nov 02, 2016 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,225,998
Debbie Laity
CinaJones Real Estate - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County

No we haven't been sued or had an issue with this. 

Nov 02, 2016 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,358
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had not heard about this yet

Nov 02, 2016 11:38 AM
Rainmaker
823,679
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Lots of meetings going on regarding making your individual real estate websites ADA compliant. My company is doing what is needed for our company sites.

Nov 02, 2016 10:12 AM