Rainer
3,011
Doug Ranger
RE/MAX Grand Central - Woodland Hills, CA

Hi Gail:
I saw your comments about Andrey Polston and Listing Academy.  I too, bought in to his YouTube promotion and have been paying $297 per month since July 2022.  

For the last three months, Andrey has not shown up for training events, Q & A events according to what he published, and is not any longer responding to text messages or emails.  Of course, his voice mail box is full.

Andrey has filed in the State of Florida 

FLORIDA DOMESTIC LIMITED-LIABILITY COMPANY  February 8, 2022.

Registered Agent:  
Map Icon spacer Polston Andrey
907 Arlington Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705


 

Jan 12, 2023 06:34 PM
Rainer
2,920
Lynda Wells
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Residential and Land in the Antelope Valley, CA

I signed up for a class with Andrey, I believe it was at least $1,000.  I then got ill from the Moderna Covid shot. (Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia)  He moved to Florida and still hasn't responded.  It's been almost 2 years and I'm finally beginning to feel better.  I'm off oxygen and can walk a little without it.  I hope I can at least get on the class that I ordered.

May 03, 2022 01:09 PM
Rainer
23,000
Marlene Wasserstein
Success Real Estate - Braintree, MA

I am pretty much through hour 3 of Andrey Polston's Webinar (way too long).  I have been in the real estate business for almost 20 years, still exceptionally busy, so I am not really sure why I even signed up for this, but I did. This was a free webinar, I am sure there will be a sales pitch of some sort at the end. I do not recommend this system he is touting. I also feel that I could have been doing something more worthy of my time for the last three hours. 

 

Oct 21, 2020 12:32 PM
Rainer
30,109
Bob Adelfson
HomeSmart Lifestyles - Queen Creek, AZ
Queen Creek's Hometown Realtor

On April 15, 2020 I sat through Andrey Polston's 1 hour seminar by Andrey Polston, promoted through ActiveRain, about Social Signaling. Although I was not able to ultimately purchase his two day course he did announce, in front of all those attending, that I had won his "Grand Prize" for attending the seminar which included some video gear that works with my iPhone and $500 in Facebook advertising credits. I provided him all the information he requested and to date I have received nothing. I've sent him 3 emails to which I have yet to receive the pleasure of his reply. No wonder he has a D+ BBB rating and poor reviews elsewhere on the web. What's the deal Andrey Polston?😡 This is a poor way to do business.

May 25, 2020 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
632,002
Jim Lee, REALTOR, CRS
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts

Put me down as one of Mr. Polston's victims too. We paid him $4,750 for an ongoing Facebook market program he was supposed to do and when he did not deliver what he promised on time I asked for a refund based on his "100%, no questions asked, guarantee"
Crickets. He does not respond to phone calls, texts, or emails.

I filed a dispute with our credit card company and they're still working on after giving us a provisional credit.

If we don't get the credit my attorney will be contacting Mr. Polston. 

He talks a great game but the execution (except for the collecting your money part) is very poor. 

Jan 23, 2020 09:11 AM
Rainer
1,765
Carol Zeroual
Keller Williams Realty North Central - Leominster, MA
Worcester and Middlesex Residential listings

I also got royally screwed by Andrey Polston, who has been completely incommunicado, and has not issued me a refund. Did you ever get yours?

Sep 27, 2019 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
781,674
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

ActiveRain has grown and changed so much since the days when you might receive a surprise phone call from Bob letting you know how you could improve a post or something to that effect. I know I did several times. I'm sure he no longer has time to reach out personally to each of us but I trust his integrity and his desire to be of service. Hopefully, that other company feels the same way. Good luck.

Nov 06, 2018 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,460
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Report it to your credit card company as a bad charge and failure to receive the promised information etc Gail Robinson 

Oct 13, 2018 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,051,237
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hope Bob gets back to you.

 

Oct 13, 2018 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,914,433
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sad, but why many don't sign up for the sponsored classes through AR.  Hope you see your refund soon.

Oct 12, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,358
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see here several possiblities

Oct 09, 2018 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I trust that Andrey Polston and ListingBully are now aware of the real cost of one unhappy customer.

A happy customer may tell five. An unhappy one tells hundreds.

And this is how you modify behavior.... assurance of EXPOSURE.

Now when all is made right, acknowledge it and let us know how Bully fixed it, but don't retract the accounting of your experience. 

Managing an unhappy customer graciously is what a good company does. So, BULLY does still have a chance at redemption.

Oct 09, 2018 05:41 AM
Ambassador
2,376,584
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Gail Robinson  I am sure Bob Stewart  will get back to you as soon as possible I never heard of this person you are talking about

Oct 08, 2018 04:59 PM
Rainmaker
946,101
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT
NewHouseUtah.com

Gail Robinson I hope you find relief on this matter. Regarding reaching out to Bob, I don't know how involved he is in this site anymore other than pitching webinars to the members. When I reached out to him a couple times in the past year regarding an upcoming webinar I too failed to receive a response. Which is unlike him- he had always been very speedy in previous outreach.

Oct 08, 2018 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 08, 2018 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
908,673
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Andrey is in the Caribbean spending your money.

Oct 08, 2018 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,123,322
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I've never heard of this person and thank goodness didn't sign up for anything. I'm sure he will reach out to you and get to the bottom of your refund.

Oct 08, 2018 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,518,673
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Tagging him as you did is the way to go.  Can also go to his profile and send a message that way.

Oct 08, 2018 10:35 AM
Ambassador
3,374,719
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

WOW - thank you for speaking up and sharing your experience.  

I am sorry that happened to you. 

Looks like Bob connected with you.  

Oct 08, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gail,,

You have wonderful answers,  All the best.  A

Oct 08, 2018 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
897,902
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Bob Stewart  Hoping Bob will respond to this thread.

Oct 08, 2018 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I quit signing up for ActiveRain webinars because during & after the webinar.  The presenter wants to sell you something. Like you, Gail Robinson , I want to learn something if I take my time to attend a webinar.

Oct 08, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,416,368
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Sorry to hear about your problem.  Let us know how things work out.  

Oct 08, 2018 07:12 AM
Rainer
476,833
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Gail, have you tried leaving a polite but stern, message/request for refund on the ListingBully Facebook page?  No business I know likes negative comments/reviews/etc. on their social media.

Oct 08, 2018 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,857,687
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think he left you a message on AR Peeps. Glad he got involved for you.

Oct 08, 2018 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,437,083
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The easiest way to get Bob's attention is to tag him.

Oct 08, 2018 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
5,336,037
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You will be contacted by Bob Stewart. He takes this stuff seriously! 

Oct 08, 2018 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,221,530
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sounds like he has no staff ???

Oct 08, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,071,130
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No kidding? 

Today is Monday. Hope you will get an answer.

Oct 08, 2018 06:08 AM
Rainer
11,900
Ken Jones
Ken Jones Real Estate Advisor - Red Bank, NJ
Helping Agents Build a Secure Financial Future

Gail Robinson Do you REALLY need to pay someone $500 to teach you how to get listings???

That fact alone is amazing to me.

Oct 08, 2018 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,276
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is why I pay with AMEX Platinum. I can dispute this and they will reverse it.

Oct 08, 2018 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,223,559
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Thank you for letting us know and warning us Gail, hope you get a resolution soon. 

Oct 08, 2018 05:57 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

Sorry to read this, Gail.  Maybe Bob will see this.

Oct 08, 2018 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
577,850
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Thanks for the heads up... even the name "ListingBully" would turn me off from signing up for anything.

Oct 08, 2018 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,416,113
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Which is why i do not believe a course can teach you anything about the realities of listing homes. They teach you keep your money. I believe brokerages who use the mentor model and teach by doing. There is so many online courses, e books and internet sites that just want your money

Oct 08, 2018 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,502
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

What a situation. 

I  hope you will be able to solve it this week, Gail.

Oct 08, 2018 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I had a problem getting a refund on something else that AR endorsed. 

I am one of the few that got a refund, but it was a long time coming, I had to continually complain...to all the high ups.

I have no patience for people that don't pay up...

Eve

Oct 08, 2018 04:18 AM
Ambassador
2,687,755
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I hope you get your refund.  Keep us posted.

Oct 07, 2018 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
5,176,724
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The best way is to email him at Active Rain. From my perspective, AR has no business recommending such services and their new approach to sell through a variety of webinars is unfortunate.

Oct 07, 2018 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,634,274
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You have to tag him. 

Oct 07, 2018 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
680,965
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

It's very sad to hear that you experienced this 'non-payment' from someone who was highly referred by someone you trust.  Hopefully you will get a contact from Bob Stewart soon and get this taken care of promptly.

Oct 07, 2018 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
967,228
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

 Sorry to hear of this. I guess ListingBully lived up to the Bully part.

Oct 07, 2018 07:53 PM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I certainly hope your issue is resolved.

Oct 07, 2018 07:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,241,151
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

No problems noted to date but thanks for sharing this info.

Oct 07, 2018 07:20 PM
Ambassador
6,521,952
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sorry to hear this Gail, I am sure that Bob will be contacting you soon, however I doubt that he has the power to force this other company to do much. 

You may also want to contact your credit card company to see if they can do something to help with this.

Oct 07, 2018 07:18 PM
Rainer
440,037
J.R. Schloemer
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have never heard of him. I am sorry you are going through this off of an AR recommendation.

Oct 07, 2018 07:16 PM
Ambassador
2,231,594
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I hope Bob can help you resolve the issue.

Oct 07, 2018 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,629,199
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I didn't purchase anything and have never heard of the person you have refererenced. I assume Bob Stewart can be reached through ActiveRain but I haven't tried. Good luck.

Oct 07, 2018 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
7,976,688
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Bob@ActiveRain.com

Oct 07, 2018 06:14 PM
Ambassador
5,346,430
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Bob@ActiveRain.com is his 'preferred' email, Gail.

This is the first I've heard of Andrey Polston. 

Bob Stewart 

Bob Stewart 

Oct 07, 2018 06:00 PM
Rainer
509,449
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks for the warning, I didn't take the course. 

Oct 07, 2018 05:48 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are so many scams and half assed courses out there, I don't send money to anyone unless it's a course sponsored by a professional organization.... 

Oct 07, 2018 05:30 PM
Rainmaker
809,308
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I didn't take that class. Bummer situation! -Kasey

Bob Stewart 

Oct 07, 2018 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,984,441
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think Richie Alan Naggar has your answer

Oct 07, 2018 04:59 PM
Rainmaker
2,803,885
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I see (tea leafs) Bob Stewart contacting you in the near future

Oct 07, 2018 04:59 PM