Misrepresentation on this site

By
Real Estate Agent with John R. Wood Realtors, Inc.

I just signed up today and I think this siteActive Rain has a lot of merit, however, on my first trip around the site I find that there is at least one individual who is representing himself as a Realtor. It is too bad that this is allowed to take place on what appears to be a valuable tool for the Real Estate community.

Comments (18)

Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

Hi Roger,  I'm sure there are more than one 'imposter' out there.      But let me assure you that I am a Realtor :)       Have a good night - and welcome to the rain.....come in and get your feet wet!

Aug 21, 2008 12:21 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Roger - It's almost inevitable, unfortunately.  Trying to police a site with so many members is a heavy task and some slip through the cracks.  One of the things we can do is police ourselves.  If you see this type of behavior and misrepresentation, point it out to Bob Stewart or Rich Jacobson.  They will be on it like white on rice.  I trust you will find the true value that this site can bring to you.  See you around...

Aug 21, 2008 12:23 PM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Roger,

If you think there are any "imposters" then you should indicate it to the ActiveRain officials.  They will probably ask that individual some questions to see if he is "who he says he is"...

Anyway, have fun on this site, there are many internet skills and techniques that you can learn, referrals to be made and knowledge you can get or update on this site. 

Hey, I like your last name, check out the province I'm from. LOL

ENJOY & WELCOME!!!               ;>)

 

 

Aug 21, 2008 12:39 PM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Roger, if you know for sure that this person is not a REALTOR, then I would absolutely report it the ActiveRain guys (use the Contact ActiveRain link at the bottom right of the page).  We work largely on the honor system and while you don't have to be a REALTOR to join, no one should be deliberately misrepresenting themselves. 

Don't let that color your perspective of a wonderful network.  Welcome...I'm glad that you are here!

Aug 21, 2008 12:50 PM
Rich Mielke
REMAX Results, Frederick MD - Frederick, MD
REALTOR, Frederick Maryland Real Estate

Roger,

Turn 'em in via Contact ActiveRain. This is our community.

Aug 21, 2008 12:57 PM
Greg Dallaire
Dallaire Realty - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Homes

I agree with everyone just submit a request for them to look into i'm sure they'll take care of it. 

Look for the positive's in this site like getting business and learning valuable tools from successful realtors.  Hate to be blunt but this site is amazing once you start reaping business from it on a regular business you'll be sold.

Aug 21, 2008 01:00 PM
Thomas Hargreaves
TriStar Financial Services - Eugene, OR

I don't claim to be a realtor, that is why my profile lists me as a Financial Planner..   If you know for sure they are not a realtor I would call them on that, as I beleive there are laws wrtten about defrauding people

Aug 21, 2008 01:08 PM
Sneads Ferry
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, The Burchfield Group - Surf City, NC
Topsail Island,Wilmington, Hampstead, Holly Ridge,Jacksonville

Roger, welcome to the Rain! You'll find that the "imposter" you spoke of will not last long in this community of fine and sharing folks. we have gotten some of the best ideas from our friends here.

Aug 21, 2008 01:10 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Roger,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Aug 21, 2008 03:55 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points
Happy blogging and good luck!

Aug 21, 2008 06:07 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Roger, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash 

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Aug 22, 2008 12:32 AM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!

Aug 22, 2008 12:53 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Hi Roger,

On behalf of Credit Restoration Consultants and the 105,400 plus members of ActiveRain, I wish to welcome you to the network.  Should you ever have a question as it relates to bad credit, credit repair, credit restoration, or identity theft, please do not hesitate to contact me at (954) 581-5050 or at my direct dial number of (954) 449-9987.

 Best wishes,

Lori Isaacson

Aug 22, 2008 02:08 AM
Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain!! This is a great site to network and share ideas!! Have fun with it!!

Aug 22, 2008 03:55 AM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Roger:  With over 100K members, it would be very difficult for us to verify that each and every member is who they say they are. Even some of us who are actually officially licensed agents don't act like it!...(that was supposed to be a funny) Anyway, we hope you enjoy your involvement here. It's a thriving community, full of really great people!

Aug 22, 2008 09:41 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to share, learn and to have fun.

Good Luck...

Aug 22, 2008 02:29 PM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN

Welcome to active Rain it is a great site to network and share ideas. There is alot of great information on active Rain also great blogs be sure to check them out.

Aug 24, 2008 02:46 PM
Starstate Realty
Starstate Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Roger - Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Jan 27, 2009 02:27 PM