When brokers act like the two I recently encountered and no one complains, we who sell real estate should expect our collective reputation to persist at a low level.
So do I occasionally write about certain unnamed brokers under the “High Road” heading (as well other questionable behavior).
Blogging about the incidents always has been enough at least to stem my anger and mitigate my contempt of bad brokers, even though I undoubtedly delude myself into thinking that my writing could lead to improvement.
Consequently, I don’t report bad behavior to the ethics committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) , the Department of State (which regulates licensees) or executives of the firms that supervise sales personnel. As I draft this post, however, I have yet to make a decision whether writing about a recent situation is sufficient.
It begins with an e-mail from my client, (more…)