first amendment rights on the web.. Tell realtorsucks.com Start a blog.. I am serious.. Realtors who tell you this is slander. Great let them try and sue you then have all your documents in order..It's a shame so many give a few such a bad name.
After living in Miami for two years, I have come to expect perfidy, arrogance,unreliability and borderline criminal negligence with most of the businesses I deal with. However, I will -- as long as I am here and a member of the community -- refuse to ACCEPT it as normal and will criticize it loudly when I see it. I will also continue to heap praise, recognition and business on those businesses who do right by their customers -- there are some business who do so and they need to be singled out from the bad ones. Doing so might eventually make this a functioning city.
Even if doing so gives me an small ulcer in the process.
Watch what you publish on the web people do go crazy over some of that stuff and if it can not be proven could be grounds for a libel suit.
Check if the realtor had a cousin or a partner, interested in buying the house and thus had a good reason to see you did not close. This is big money involved. People k. .i. .l . l for lot less on the street.
If you want to file a complaint on Angies list - good luck. They charge people to see that list!
It looks like Mark gave you the weblink and I do hope that you follow through and let them know your concerns.
Best of luck!
This is Miami. What do you expect from realtors. Otherday, I had one of them telling me that even if I overpaid for the house by $200K (Seller was asking for the price he paid back in 2006 and is underwater now), I would still come ahead in the long run.
In his opinion, I was being very cruel and trying to profit from other person's misery. Best of all - he was trying to represent me in the deal! (he pretended that he was the listing broker but actually, he was just another hustler).
Good luck. Get peace of your mind or it will haunt you everyday in that house.
I agree that I should file a (precise and accurate and non-personal) complaint after I close, both to protect future clients but to encourage those realtors who are indeed responsible and reliable -- we need you guys.
Really? Well, McPat, I think we should just close down Trulia, then, because every single person who contributes here does so with truly nothing to gain, and much to lose.
I know, I know, it seems as if this is good marketing, good advertising for us professionals, but, it's not. Everytime we disagree with someone, everytime we post something, in fact, we stand a chance of making a new enemy, rather than a new friend.
And for the people who aren't professionals, who have nothing to lose but time, but take that time to help people like yourself find the right answer . . .
McPat, you're stuck. You gotta make the complaint, and you gotta follow it through.
Thank you for your answers. I had intended to file any complaint long after our closing, both to ensure the safety of our transaction and also to give the realtor some time to try to rectify/explain/repair their actions. I do not believe the actions were malicious or with intent to foul the deal -- only inaccurate and shockingly negligent in the face of our constant and increasingly frantic request for help and answers as a crucial deadline loomed.
Every step of what I'm talking about is verifiable by email and phone records as well as by our real estte attorney -- it was his investigative efforts that finally revealed what our realtor was doing. The realtor himself was telling us another story.
I am not proposing a web-based personal smear campaign (which certainly could be considered slander) -- I am considering accurately reporting the services rendered (or not) by a professional advertising widely in the community, reporting the circumstances and actions that I can verify to a board responsible for monitoring such professionals. Angie's List is a reputable subscription-based web service where people post their experiences good and bad with local service professionals -- I looked there to see if this agent had been listed by a cient yet but had not.
Honestly, this has been such a ulcer-inducing nightmare that we just want to just close and forget we ever had to deal with these people -- we certainly never will in the future. I mean, why go to the trouble of alerting other people to professional negligence when we personally have nothing to gain by doing so?
Best have an attorney handle this type of exposure, than making comments World Wide.
Contact their broker, local real estate board, and State .
Sorry you have had problems
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor
My recommendation would be to document the entire transaction from start to finish. Dates, times, and as much detail as possible. Get it off your chest. Write how you are going to make a video regarding the transaction and then post it on Youtube with the agents name and contact information. Put the letter in an envelope, address it, place a stamp on it...and stuff it in your drawer. . Then....let the property close...wait for five days and them make a decision on whether or not you should send the letter.
I only wish that I could've known about this behavior before I worked with this person. Filing a complaint does not fix or help my situation but it may help others considering using this realtor, which is my intent.
Select your position and method carefully being certain that your information is accurate.
Better safe than sorry......