Anonymous

Spam prevention
Rainer
92,032
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

NO....

(and I appologize to the earlier post that felt we should have a minimum of 25 words in these answers... however this is one that requires only one word) 

May 07, 2018 10:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,099,156
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No, I have not. 

May 07, 2018 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
5,586,203
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we have a finely honed sense of who is who in the zoo.

May 07, 2018 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
6,606,222
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. Smart agents will select brokers with outstanding reputations.

May 07, 2018 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,886
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I've been in the business 40 years and have worked as a manager for each of the 4 offices I've worked for presently and in the past.... I was very careful about each of my decisions and negotiated a good deal for me with each of them.... I've earned every penny and could go back to any of the three past offices where I previously managed...

May 07, 2018 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
684,615
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I heard about a Broker in Bridgeport, CT (I have no relationship to the Broker, I just read about this in the paper) who was found guilty of flipping (not the legal kind of flipping). He would list a short sale, place a straw offer in at a real low number, get an appraiser to back up the low number, the bank would approve it, he'd close on the purchase & then he'd immediately sell it to a buyer waiting in the wings who was willing to purchase it for more. Flip 101- highly illegal.

May 07, 2018 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

No! Choose your affiliation wisely.

May 07, 2018 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,116,696
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have not.

May 07, 2018 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not that we know of...

May 08, 2018 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,921,264
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

May 08, 2018 05:19 AM
Ambassador
5,408,079
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just focus on getting with a good one and ignore and stay clear of the bad ones.

May 07, 2018 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,899,269
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Low morals but not dishonest.

May 07, 2018 07:37 PM
Ambassador
2,570,787
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   No.  

May 07, 2018 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I haven't been personally affiliated with one, but I know another agent who has... she ultimately left the brokerage because of his unethical practices.

May 07, 2018 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
514,124
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Not directly, but I've seen them in practice.  One had the nerve to try and recruit me after screwing me out of a transaction.  He gave me 2 previous explanations for what happened, each blaming someone else. This time he had a new explanation. I explained to him that since he lied to me in the past or was lying to me now, I couldn't work for a liar and hung up.  

Human beings come in all types and dishonest ones do enter the real estate business, along with many who are well intended but poorly trained, some who just don't get it and a few good honest well trained and highly professional ones. 

May 07, 2018 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,230,031
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

They chose poorly, choose wisely. No never dealt with it.

May 07, 2018 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,466,115
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

I do my best to affiliate with honest broker.

May 07, 2018 02:21 PM
Ambassador
3,055,920
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would not confirm or deny it. 

May 07, 2018 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,736,068
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I have and I left that agency.  Poor leadership is a more common problem within brokerages. 

May 07, 2018 01:51 PM
Rainmaker
556,568
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have not.

May 07, 2018 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have not.

May 07, 2018 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
542,799
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

No, and I don't plan to.

May 07, 2018 12:58 PM
Ambassador
4,256,868
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I plead the fifth!

May 07, 2018 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,042,729
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not.

May 07, 2018 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,596
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers, I agree.

Nov 01, 2018 04:47 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No.

May 07, 2018 09:50 PM
Ambassador
3,038,940
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Nope, hasn't even happened in my market to my knowledge

May 07, 2018 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,865
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Nope

May 07, 2018 08:10 PM
Rainer
66,912
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No but I have only worked for brokers that were referred by other real estate agents in the business.

May 07, 2018 06:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,209,376
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No I have not. Unfortunately, I have met a few!

May 07, 2018 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
2,641,652
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Everyone is always working on their honesty...

May 07, 2018 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,693
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 07, 2018 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,524
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Question was answered with great answers.

Nov 01, 2018 05:02 PM
Rainer
384,069
Paul Durry
National Mortgage Field Services - Lawton, OK
Former Broker Associate, CDPE, CIAS, CHMS

Hmm,  not affiliated, but I have ran across quite a few that have been caught.

Jun 06, 2018 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,938,372
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Back in 2008 we saw quite a few brokers that went to jail for dishonesty.

May 09, 2018 03:23 PM
Rainmaker
910,796
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No! Thank goodness!

May 08, 2018 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,491
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't.

May 08, 2018 08:31 AM