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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Take your pick from the seven deadly sins:

Pride. Envy. Wrath, Gluttony and Lust. Sloth and Greed. 

A mortal or deadly sin is believed to destroy the life of grace and charity within a person.

May 13, 2016 11:38 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Agents misrepresentation, lying and dishonesty is prevalent.

No one turns them in or if they do, the punishment is a slap on the wrist and a measly fine equivalent to lunch at a nice restaurant.

Until there are real consequences, this will continue...

Eve

May 13, 2016 08:02 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Please state your sources.

May 14, 2016 03:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

perhaps because they hide behind a cloak of anonymity??!! 

May 13, 2016 11:45 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Well golly Clem maybe they think they can be Anonymous sneaky little weasels hiding their identity.

May 13, 2016 11:16 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not that much of it happens outside of the imagination of some instructors.

Jun 18, 2017 09:17 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You can not be responsible for others, only for your own words and actions. The professional reputation is all you get in this business.  

May 14, 2016 04:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think most is not intentional....pure ignorance.....and no common sense!!!

May 14, 2016 01:23 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Anonymous,

Please provide a link to your source so your question can be addressed responsibly. 

For all we know you are using Yelp for your online real estate course, but it would be beneficial to let us know, allowing us to be responsible regarding your 'Why?"

May 13, 2016 11:40 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't believe this is true.  Why do you think it is?  

May 13, 2016 11:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A simple fact of life that you have to deal with.

May 13, 2016 09:33 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is because of greed.

May 13, 2016 08:44 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i dont think there is much, so i cant agree with your question.

Robert May

May 13, 2016 04:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, it may be true of every business. We read about Real Estate - so we think it's only here....

May 13, 2016 03:19 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Some agents just do business this way.  Money could be one reason.

May 13, 2016 02:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It isn't any greater than in rest of the world and probably a lot less. It is a sign of the times.

May 13, 2016 12:03 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Where have you been reading and what do you consider misrepresentation? Our industry is similar to many other industries with the same pitfalls.  Buyer beware and it pays in the long term to work with a qualified, experiences professional agent. 

May 13, 2016 12:02 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Abundance of mispresentation start with realtors who are not licensed and do not post their picture and license # on website. 

May 13, 2016 11:27 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm amazed at the work that we do as agents to minimize this.  If they did as good a job in other businesses and government, it would probably be a great country.

May 13, 2016 11:26 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Because so many agents are undercapitalized and literally in survival mode with each deal. So they'll do or say things that are not in anyone's best interest to keep the wolf from the door.
My other theory is that so many agents are so insecure and arrogant that they'll do or say anything to be good enough or impress [God knows who] LOL!

May 13, 2016 10:57 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

why dont all baseball players bat 1000. why are we human. why are there humans doing everything? why are some people lazy or stupid or incompetent

May 13, 2016 10:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its a dark shortcut to a remedy or solution fueled by promises of gain

May 13, 2016 09:34 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Conrad Allen : GREED!

May 13, 2016 09:30 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Lack of education. Many times the real estate schools teach to pass the test, not to sell real estate.

May 13, 2016 08:49 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

This is very good helpful question.

May 13, 2016 08:41 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Stupidity.   Greed.  Or, a combination of both.

May 13, 2016 08:30 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Misrepresentation is a serious accusation against an agent. My state real estate board publishes violations in their newletter. There are some cases, but I wouldn't call it an abundance. Misrepresentation can be an ethics issue, but it is also a violation of the real estate law.

May 13, 2016 07:49 AM