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Rainmaker
1,624,472
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

How does, "Top Producing Agent" work for you?

Jul 08, 2016 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,136,737
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You are not what you claim you are.  Claim you are a licensed agent, loan officer w/o a license.  Claim you can get bank to forgive debt and charge a flat fee in advance.

Many new agents claim they are top 1% 2% w/o substantiating with data.

 

Jul 08, 2016 03:46 AM
Ambassador
5,219,046
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A group of African scammers conspiring with Western union to rent homes in the us that are not really for rent, but rather vacant for sale listings.

Jul 08, 2016 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,961,251
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Like Barbara Todaro -- I believe this is in the very capable hands of Richard Weeks.

 

 

 

Jul 08, 2016 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,688
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm waiting for Richard Weeks to give his answer..... 

Jul 08, 2016 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,441,966
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Lying about a propery

Jul 08, 2016 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,463
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yep, I was right: ''Industry Observer / Clearfield, UTAgent Professor''.

 

Jul 08, 2016 05:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,362,398
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

"New heater" when it's 5 years old.

Jul 08, 2016 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
806,837
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The "best" agent for all your real estate needs..?

Jul 08, 2016 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
572,970
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Advertising a property as something it's not ie. two units as a "duplex". Make sure you check with your building department first. An agent had this happen and it became VERY costly to her and impacted her license.

Jul 08, 2016 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Gabe Sanders took the words right out of my mouth.  Good luck in class.

Jul 08, 2016 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There are many who stretch the truth, and some who out and out lie.

Jul 08, 2016 05:12 AM
Ambassador
3,300,157
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Things I've seen in my market are agents advertising dens in basements as bedrooms or photoshopping power lines out of exterior pictures.

Jul 08, 2016 04:20 AM
Rainer
32,857
Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

"You can contact me 24/7" no one is avaliable all the time. people have families and other obligations

Jul 08, 2016 04:16 AM
Ambassador
1,616,204
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

There are people out there doing property management without a license.

Jul 08, 2016 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
6,375,259
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Read Craigs List and watch for the things that appear too good to be true.

Jul 08, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Claiming to be "#1" when you're not...

Claiming to buy a house if you can't sell it...when you won't...

Typically anything advertising that fails to disclose all terms and conditions with the ad itself.

Soundbites sound great...details "stink"!

Jul 08, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
907,123
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI beat me to it!

Jul 08, 2016 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

offering services that you are not qualified to do.

Jul 08, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

pics on an mls listing that arent of that home

Jul 08, 2016 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,445,227
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Aubree Matheson Bait and switch.

Jul 08, 2016 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,611,670
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Advertising unpermitted rooms or features....Exaggerating anything in general and not telling the whole story will do for starters

Jul 08, 2016 06:15 AM
Ambassador
2,546,675
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

"We will buy your house if it does not sell in 60 days" (sure you will, for 50 cents on the dollar).

Jul 08, 2016 06:04 AM
Ambassador
3,643,746
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 My favorite is when ads state view property that really isn't there unless you stand on the roof.....

Jul 08, 2016 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
5,372,215
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Aubrey,

We are all in agreement that Richard Weeks has the answers...just read his questions.  A

Jul 08, 2016 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
869,411
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There exists 3 dominions of advertising regarding real estate.

  1. The property
  2. The agent
  3. The broker

Some would throw in #4 related to branding.

#2, #3 and #4 can all be accused of Success Theater, Vanity Metrics and Surrogate Endpoints. (fakery)

That leaves only #1 with any hope of sustained integrity and fidelity to the facts. Be aware, much of what the public sees on advertising websites mistaken for real estate websites such as Z-devil, is saturated with FALSE advertising (For Sale but sold months ago) for which they are not accountable. The leaves advertising regarding the property a bit subjective.

A suggestion of false property advertising would be 4br/3ba/3, 724 SF

 

Jul 08, 2016 03:55 AM
Rainer
87,820
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

One of them and very common these days: photographic enhancement.

May 16, 2018 09:58 PM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Aubree Matheson - claim something that is not true! Simple.

Jul 09, 2016 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,842,065
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Bedrooms that are non comforting that they have as bedrooms

 

Jul 09, 2016 12:34 AM