Broker in Charge is she Ethical or Unethical

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Real Estate Agent with Eastwood Homes

About a year ago I switched real estate company's. When the going gets tough well lets just say the tough get going, it was time for me to leave. I really wanted to work with professional people I could learn and grow from. I really would like to hear your thoughts on what happenned to me. 

My listings remained with the old Broker so I was starting all over again. In about 3 months I had 3 listings and I was learning some technology about different sites and went into my  Realtor.com website to find that all of my leads from the listings I got at the new Brokerage were going to my old Broker. It had been 6 months when I realized this. Now I'm a pretty organized and detailed minded person and I had changed all of my contact info on realtor.org, my local board etc. My name was on the listing but all of the contact information was going back to my old Broker.

I spoke to the local board and he advised to write a letter to the ethics board. Here is my question to you. I could of done this but that Broker would have made my life a living hell and I may have to work with her in the future on a deal. What would you have done?

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Rainer
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Fred Pickard
Fred Pickard Innovations Realty Inc - Hershey, PA
Hershey, PA

Gerri - I'm guessing that since the listings "belong" to the broker, the MLS feed shows your old company as the listing company. Realtor.com gets their property listings directly from the MLS, so any leads generated would go to the listing company.

My guess anyway

Feb 14, 2010 12:44 AM #1
Rainer
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Home Trek Realty
Home Trek Realty - Croton on Hudson, NY

Contact the broker directly and tell them you want to makea good faith effort to work it out even though others have advised you to file.

Feb 14, 2010 12:52 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland

Gerri,

The problem with outside companies be it Realtor . com or any other site where you advertise properties for sale is that there focus is on sign ups.

The listing data as explained in most TOS agreements is sole responsibility of the agent. Yet even then trying to update the original data can be a challenge.

In regards to other agents and or brokers who may have wronged you. Don't let it get under your skin. Save your battles for truly strong cases where you and or your clients have been truly damaged. Let Karma take care of the rest.

Feb 14, 2010 12:56 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Eric J
Eric J - Dream Home Financing - Freehold, NJ
Dream Home Financing

Gerri, I agree...you go to that broker and allow him/her to make restitution. All you need to do is reference what the board had advised you to do. If you get the brick wall, then go for the throat. 

Feb 14, 2010 12:57 AM #4
Rainer
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Gerri Edwards
Eastwood Homes - Simpsonville, SC

Thanks for all your quick responses. I have peace about it. I know what I would have done if it were me. The decisions I make I have to live with. Integrity is what I value most in a person. Just a quick note. Your board feeds automatically to realtor.com my thought was that when I changed my contact information with the board that it would automatically change on realtor.com My mistake it does not.

Feb 14, 2010 01:13 AM #5
Rainer
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Jody Lautenbach
Century 21 Premier Associates - Pella, IA

First I would track and see how this happened.  I know that sometimes you don't even know where the leads are coming from if online. Just giving the broker the benefit of the doubt - if it came online to a specific -email - sometimes it doesn't identify how the lead got there just a lead  -if the broker knew it was your efforts - then you have a case. Good luck.  They could plead ignorance.

Feb 14, 2010 01:19 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Unethical and downright dishonest behavior is a hot topic for me right now.  It's incredible and appalling how some agents that are clueless when it comes to Short Sales boast of hundreds of transactions and high closing ratios - neither metric being supported by the MLS, apparently in the hopes of leading unsuspecting homeowners to financial disaster.

Sep 03, 2010 01:59 AM #7
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