ETHICS - YEA RIGHT!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Today's Homes Real Estate, Inc.

One of the things we first learn in this real estate business is the part about ethics/morals, etc. My question is - how long does it take for us to forget this important part of our business. Personally, I have encountered several instances recently of unethical, greedy, hateful behavior, all about money....Only the money, the commission, the closing, the sale. To scheme, to lie, to cheat for a paycheck is pretty down, dirty, and desperate; if you ask me. A $5000 check is not worth my character, my reputation, or my soul. At the end of the day, I have to live with myself, and sleep at night, and I do - Very Well

Comments (5)

John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Cathy - I recently did a post on this topic and was amazed at the number of comments regarding the unethical actions of Realtors®; and what was most surprising was: The majority of the negative comments were from other Realtors®.  Guess there is room for improvement.

Aug 16, 2009 12:16 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

What kllls me is that those unethical realtors are ones raking in gobs of gold!!!   We, on the other hand, are not allowed to say anything about their behaviours to the public or we get reported.  Amazes me everytime.

Aug 16, 2009 12:17 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have encountered many who push the limits of ehics...never crossing the line but getting pretty close.

Aug 16, 2009 12:32 PM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Cathy - I know I can sleep at night and eventually things will catch up with these Realtors.

Aug 16, 2009 12:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Cathy, Keep doing what you're doing and so will I and know that eventually these people you describe eventually will have to face up to what they're doing!

Aug 16, 2009 01:06 PM