Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Thank you for that wonderful bit of informaation.  I love it...Premier is not a word one pays for, in most cases it is earned.  I do hope California follows suit.  Paid for placement should be the discliamer.  A

May 15, 2018 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thank you, Fred for sharing this info( previously unknown to me).  Change isall around us --- isn't it?

May 15, 2018 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Dang.... that'd be a damn shame.... lol

May 15, 2018 07:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,116,714
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Couldn't happen to a nice "person," if you ask me. 

May 16, 2018 05:08 AM
Ambassador
4,579,055
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, I was not aware. I suspect other avenues for revenue will be found.

May 15, 2018 08:34 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We can only hope, Fred!

Thanks for sharing - I hadn't seen this.

May 15, 2018 07:46 PM
Ambassador
3,055,920
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I hope so.  May it be the beginning of the end.  

May 16, 2018 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,639,786
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Watching with giddy excitement that perhaps listing agents may be able to wrestle back control of their listings after the MLS sold them out.

May 16, 2018 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not think any site should sell the leads from my listings or sell ads or place names on my listings, so yes, i hope it spreads

May 16, 2018 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Fascinating!

May 15, 2018 08:19 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

That would be wonderful. NAR should be leading the charge to ban this. Code of Ethics anyone? Standards of Practice

Thou shall not use false advertising 

Thou shall not misrepresent 

some of these premiere agents are 900 miles from our area

plus in Alaska we have licensees not agents 

 

 

May 16, 2018 12:33 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Yipee!

BuyerHunt.com

May 15, 2018 08:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

This is the first I’m hearing about this. Very interesting indeed. Thank you for sharing. 

May 15, 2018 08:40 PM
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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

This is gonna also be a YUGE problem for agents who have put all their eggs in that basket . . . 

May 16, 2018 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Their greediness will cause an epic fail for them! Now the brokerages are all banding together with REBNY & NYTIMES to finally build the first unified MLS system in Manhattan.

May 16, 2018 08:12 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Let's slay the Dragon 

May 16, 2018 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
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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

John Juarez nailed this one!

May 16, 2018 05:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I had not heard of this yet, thanks!  I would love to see this happen, especially in NY and CA, their largest markets.

May 20, 2018 08:58 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would look forward to the day this disappears.

May 18, 2018 02:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - now that is a good news!

May 16, 2018 09:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I bet they re-name it and keep going!

May 16, 2018 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Business plans that are healthy are tweaked all the time

May 16, 2018 11:15 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Thanks for sharing, I am not only hopeful that New York does find the practice illegal ad it is, but also deceitful and fines them more money than they have AND it catches hold in other states.

May 16, 2018 11:13 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is a big deal.

May 16, 2018 10:45 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They will surely figure out another way to get into agents pockets. They probably already have an alternative worked out.

May 16, 2018 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did not know that.  I wonder how this will play out in court?

May 16, 2018 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

My daughter pays for premier agent....if there was not a premier agent, she would bail out....

May 16, 2018 09:00 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

It may help alleviate the confusion that's caused by agents creating the impression that they are the expert on the listing that just happens to show up next to their name.

To some, it looks like a shell game and does nothing to enhance the fiduciary duty agents agree to uphold.

May 16, 2018 08:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing.

May 16, 2018 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

We can always hope!

May 16, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If they do this they will probably also go after agents who say they are #1 or an expert.

May 16, 2018 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It will hurt their bottom line.

May 16, 2018 06:00 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I realy don't care

May 16, 2018 05:12 AM
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Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Interesting. I don't think this will pass. It is like marketing on any other website. The host decides the rules of the game. 

 

Please share the ruling results. 

May 16, 2018 03:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

They have been changing the dos and don'ts forever.  We all find a work around and I'm sure Zillow is smarter than me and will figure it out.

May 15, 2018 11:33 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Zillow's activities have little effect on me.

May 15, 2018 09:43 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Hope it pans out & other states follow suite. 

May 25, 2018 09:18 AM
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Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I'm so sick of these huge companies extorting money out of us. When I initially started advertising with them my montly was under $200 a month. That same market share is now $1400, which I refuse to pay.

May 21, 2018 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

This is an interesting development. 

May 19, 2018 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Fcinteresting, times are a changing.  

May 19, 2018 05:39 AM
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

I have been watching this Fred.  New York is not a state to reckon with in the courts.  

May 18, 2018 04:01 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Good read. Thanks for sharing. 

May 17, 2018 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We can only hope Fred Griffin .

May 16, 2018 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I think it is great. I'll salute the SS Titanic formerly know as Z.

May 22, 2018 07:34 AM