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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Yes if you can please do something about that Wanda!!!!

I feel so lonely and hollow that no one is disparaging KW anymore!  :(

Nov 11, 2021 11:45 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If a Broker or Agent from eXp feels that they are being abused by another Realtor in violation by the Code of Ethics, they can file a complaint with their local Association. NAR does not directly enforce the Code of Ethics.

Nov 11, 2021 04:34 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have found that most agents are not as ethical as they would like people to believe that they are.

And the public does notice this.

Nov 11, 2021 01:29 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I suspect no one is monitoring that type of behavior. 

Self-policing and reporting methinks 🤗

Nov 11, 2021 12:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I find the whole thing hilarious.  If you have time to disparage, you are not working or enjoying your life...A

Nov 11, 2021 07:15 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Don't count on NAR for smart industry practices. 

Nov 11, 2021 04:57 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that people disparage others all of the time regardless of a code of ethics and nothing is done about it so people keep doing it until it is done to someone in a position of power and then it becomes a problem, haha.  The laws and rules aren't enforced for the common folk.

Nov 12, 2021 03:51 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

NAR doesn't have the man power to actively police all the hundreds (and maybe thousands) of different social media platform real estate groups out there.  A lot of their enforcement has always relied upon the local associations having their members "self police."


I'm fairly certain that the only thing they really police themselves are URLs with the term "Realtor" in them... and even then I've seen those last for years.

Nov 11, 2021 07:44 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

I've played with the law with Uncle Sam, and I learned a hard lesson and lost a lot of money. But at least kept my freedom. 


The rule I forgot was "He who makes the MOST Gold, Makes the RULES!" 



Nov 11, 2021 05:11 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Different business models appeal to different people.  No one should disparage any other brokerage.  If agents support it, then it will succeed. If not, it will fail.  Let the market decide and stay above the fray.

Nov 11, 2021 03:50 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Of laws, there is no end...On enforcement, that's an ongoing problem all over the world. 

Nov 11, 2021 01:56 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Well, I guess then no one has turned them in. I haven't heard EXP getting bashed on this platform at all. FB either for that matter.

Nov 11, 2021 12:22 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It is always best not to engage in gossip in public forums

Nov 12, 2021 05:41 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Hmmm... Freedom of Speech?

Nov 11, 2021 02:44 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

If you think that someone is violating the Code of Ethics, you should probably report them to NAR.  I don't think NAR has someone who is monitoring every internet forum out there.  They don't know about it unless someone reports it.  Since it matters to you, you should report it.

Nov 11, 2021 12:32 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No one should be disparaging any other agent or brokerage. If someone comes to you and asks you your opinion about a certain office, be honest of course, but don't go blasting negativity all over the place, especially online.

As for policing that kind of thing, there's no way any person or company could police this... On FB alone there are 2.85 Billion users a month. That's a heck of a lot of information.

Nov 12, 2021 04:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

He who has the go9ld makes the rules usually applies. With NAR, he who collects the gold makes the rules. So, I agree with Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate

Nov 12, 2021 04:17 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is evidence  of a good socieity when unjust laws are NOT enforced.
Both KW (multi-level marketing) and Zillow (no need for agents) have exhibited behavior worthy of exposure.
Exp also violated law in their behaviour of interference of existing contracts (Recruting existing REMAX brokers) as a recent lawsuit revealed.
It is only the CERTAINTY of EXPOSURE that changes behavoir.
Meanwhile, NAR shelters organization in need of exposure. 
When anyone decides to comment of poor agent acumen, performance of duties or behavior, please be aware of what is tolerated by these perpetual bad boys in the industry. Bad soldiers, bad team members are a reflection of leadership. Bad leadership should not be protected.
Handing out business cards at a funeral is something ONLY a KW agent would do. That behavior originated at the TOP and is worthy of headlining.
CEO says such bad behavior should get a free pass.
A just society does not enforce unjust laws.

Nov 12, 2021 05:33 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It has to be reported and taken care of on the local level. As mentioned above, each company has their model and as an agent you find the one that fits you best. Sometimes you change and a different model is a better fit. I'm sure we've all seen good and not so good behavior with many different brokerages. Just like in life, I think some agents call out other companies to life themselves up. Perhaps they're insecure? Who really knows. In the end, I believe it is important agents have a choice as to where we want to hang our license, they police their own behavior, seek to understand where others are coming from first, and try to be part of the solution.

Nov 12, 2021 06:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

The parents are on permanent vacation and the kids are self-policing, Wanda!

Could be those people spewing their vitriol are not REALTORS? If they do belong to NAR, they should absolutely be reported! 

Nov 15, 2021 07:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

As others have said - if someone is disparaging a company or an individual, file a complaint.

Nov 12, 2021 06:10 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I parted ways with NAR some time ago so I can say what I want.  Also my MLS is broker owned, not association owned so there's that.

Nov 12, 2021 09:18 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Nobody monitors it.  The action must be brought forth by someone who has standing and has been harmed.

Nov 12, 2021 08:38 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

In my world of real estate, agents who play well with others, get repeat business from their peer group.  As for me, agents who beheave badly, or do things that are out of line, I stay away from if at all possible. I think that is generally the case with other agents as well.  To make a complaint would probably start with a client who was obviously harmed; then you have no choice but to get into it with another agent or brokerage.   

Nov 12, 2021 01:24 PM