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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

For all the previous answers and clearly, these guys want to take the short cut. What else will they 'breeze over' in the attempt to rack-up sales and listings?

Jan 16, 2016 11:33 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm assuming the brokerage and the license number are under the redaction.  Take out the word "standard" and there is nothing wrong with the (b) column header.  Of course, if you meant it as "most realtors have a standard practice of charging 3%" then it is fine.


No one cares or would get in trouble for not TMing or (C)ing the word "Realtor".  The common person just thinks it's a job title and has NO clue about the NAR.


They do have the "we're not soliciting you if you are currently listed" disclaimer.  Interesting that they say they'll pass on 3.5% to the selling agent and not all listings qualify for 1%.  Probably only 1% if they double side it.

Jan 17, 2016 06:35 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I hate to say it but I'm not seeing all these 'compliance' issues that some of you are. I can't see if the broker name, agent name & phone # are in there but it looks like it.

In IL you are allowed to be stupid, obnoxious & forward. Not playing well with others is also allowed. There are those last 2 disclaimers that are the 'exception' clauses which makes the whole postcard void. 

I bet if you sent this to your board for their 'appraisal' you wouldn't like what they said.


Jan 17, 2016 01:23 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I guess this agent doesn't want to pay a coop fee. It looks like they didn't have a font to make the disclaimer smaller. This agent won't be in business long not making any money.

Jan 17, 2016 12:48 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I don't see any reason why the doj would care and the minor infraction with nar, which, if reported, will do nothing except get them a letter. been there did that.


Jan 16, 2016 11:37 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No 'standard' list fee.
No class.
Turn em in. For the former.
And yes, there's probably more.

Jan 16, 2016 11:25 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Tony and Suzanne. I found the answers to be very interesting. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jan 17, 2016 05:29 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just received a similar but much longer quiz with $1 inside to fill it out. Something like that comes in mail often. I also loose listings for those who come with the only value in presentation: I'll charge the least commissions. Good luck, you get what you pay for, do not call me with complains about your choice. 

Jan 17, 2016 02:10 PM
Martin Kalisker
Natick, MA
Real Estate Ethics & Dispute Resolutikn

Yellow card would get my attention, but typeset looks hard to read.

Jan 17, 2016 01:38 PM
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA

I can't get past the grammatical errors to take it seriously.

Jan 17, 2016 01:36 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I can't see anything that is other than obnoxious about this type of advertising.  The 1% claim is a little misleading since it only applies to the listing portion of the fees.  It's sort of an attention grabbing hook.  But it is accurate.

Jan 17, 2016 08:41 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I smell a potetial law suit

Jan 17, 2016 08:22 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I see them, too. I'd love to see what homes don't qualify for this, and would love the details of the program!

Jan 17, 2016 08:17 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm sure that many people will fall for this kind of advertising.

Jan 17, 2016 04:51 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Not to be argumentative, but in my state, I have to have the broker name prominently displayed.  I probably get fined for having it that small.  

He/she isn't discussing commission with other agents and isn't trying to collude to set a price with other brokers, as a matter of fact, they are doing the opposite.

Arent disclaimers common to keep you legal?

Edited - now I see.  No broker, and the trademark for the word Realtor (which I just violated cause I can't figure out how to make the symbol).  I thought it had the broker name in it.

Jan 17, 2016 03:01 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

wonder what makes a home qualify for the listing.

Jan 17, 2016 01:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Who reads this stuff?

Jan 17, 2016 12:34 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

1. Trademark Violation - "Anthem Realtor"

2. Term of interest to the DOJ "standard 3% listing fee"

3. "Hook" disclaimer - "Not all homes qualify for 1% listing".

Jan 17, 2016 12:14 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI have this one in the bag.

Jan 17, 2016 12:05 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Wrong, wrong, wrong....

Jan 16, 2016 11:08 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

It takes a few rotten apples to spoil the bushel!

Jan 16, 2016 11:07 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That form is actually an attention getting ad this time of year and the format is very usable even if not choosing to cheapen one's value.

I would give this marketer a 'A' for creativity.

An 'A' for non-conformity.

An 'F' for playing well with others.

Jan 16, 2016 11:05 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Wow. Who does this

Jan 16, 2016 11:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I always pay well for professionals, anyone who feels the need to sell themselves out will not have the opportunity to sell me out.

Apr 06, 2019 10:41 PM