Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I would avoid bringing unnecessary trouble upon yourself, eventually these types find their own way out of the industry Annette.

Apr 14, 2020 07:38 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are agents everywhere who ignore any rules they see fit to ignore.  Not all areas have no solicitation rules (I'm assuming for the pandemic).  I've heard about some areas having this, but California is not under this restriction.


Personally, I don't give a hoot what others do.

Apr 14, 2020 07:37 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I'm not familiar with the acronym TOM

That being said, there are sharks in the water everywhere

Apr 14, 2020 07:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Noticing what others are up to and critiquing them takes precious time away from your well being...A

Apr 14, 2020 07:58 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are a lot of vultures out there and not just in the real estate industry.  My belief is what goes around will come around and karma is out there.

Apr 14, 2020 07:41 AM
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

I hope they all do switch to me. Active to Tom Nelson.

Otherwise have no idea what T.O.M. is?

Apr 14, 2020 12:34 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I never go out of my way to cause trouble for anyone.

Apr 14, 2020 05:19 PM
Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Our MLS strictly prohibits soliciting listings with a status of TOM. My sellers who have requested a change in status to TOM have been given a heads-up that agents may try to solicit their listing but any solicitation is both unethical and unprofessional. Would a seller really want to do business with an agent who violates the rules for their own gain?

Apr 14, 2020 09:17 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Might be a good idea but then that goes against another COE about bad mouthig other agents. 

I never thought about this but these agents are idiots. Of course, people took their house off the market if they wanted because they felt safer NOT that they weren't selling anymore.

In the 'old days' we used to take out all the description in the listing & put do not call in caps. 

Apr 14, 2020 08:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My experience was that it was new agents who don't know the rules or starving agents that don't know how to push their chair away from the computer and form real relationships Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . It was never much of a problem here with the exception of one or two Brokers with no morals who would encourage that kind of behavior.

Apr 14, 2020 07:44 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I only have one that is TOM and my sellers would tell me and oh it would be enforced, I'd file a complaint and my seller would take it up with the real estate commission as well.

Apr 14, 2020 09:43 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It depends...I would handle it on a case by case basis depending on who the agent was and what, if any, relationship I had with them. If the agent did not comply, I would talk with the agent's broker and hope that would resolve the issue. Placing the guilty agent on a publicly viewable list would mean that you have stooped to their level so I would not. If it's a chronic offender, reporting to the association may be the only alternative...but again, case by case basis.

Apr 14, 2020 08:45 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When one personally and knowingly makes a wrong decision guilt is born. There is no escape from this Universal Law. Ignoring or carrying on only compounds the guilt. No need to add to this as it also cuts you off from your sense, reasoning, intuition & God. A list of shame cannot compete with all that. Repentance and not repeating it frees one. However, the truth told will help it along. If you have something to say or do say or do it truthfully with charity. This may help bring someone to their senses. People who continue to ignore themselves and correction remain poor in spirit.

Apr 14, 2020 12:19 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Focus on your own strategies for success.

Apr 14, 2020 09:47 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

The "no solicitation" rule is enforced by our MLS - the fine is $5G's per incident and your name and your Designated Brokers name is posted - not to the general public but on a link on the front page of the MLS.

Apr 14, 2020 09:34 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

The status here (Tallahassee MLS) is Withdrawn. It's not the same as canceled; other agents have no right per NAR COE to contact that Seller.

If I am the Listing Agent, I would contact the offending agent.  If they blow me off, I will report them to our Board Ethics or Grievance Committee.  

Apr 14, 2020 09:04 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

As a member of our local Professional Standards Committee I am currently involved in a action in which one Realtor has brought a complaint against another Realtor for an action exactly as you have described, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

If the allegation is proved, the offender will be punished.

Apr 14, 2020 08:38 AM