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Neverends, Home Seller in Trenton, NJ

How do I find out if an agent is really an active agent OR A FRAUD.The place on the card said number not in service and when I googled the agency it

Asked by Neverends, Trenton, NJ Fri Jul 30, 2010

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John Sacktig’s answer
Not for nothing.. but Florida people, Did you by any chance look a t the answers posted? Like the link that would tell the poster wether or not there is a license for that person?

So whats with the answer? I don't get it.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Try searching on the New Jersey Real Estate Commission Website: https://www6.state.nj.us/DOBI_LicSearch/Jsp/recSearch.jsp

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Lattimer Realty
Cell: 973-715-1158
Office: 973-575-6353 ext 17
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 30, 2010
Maggie, I am pretty sure you realize that post was not meant for you.. But then again, I can't assume everyone is on the ball.

O.k.. Debbie Albert - Florida person, I don't get it.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Hi Neverends,

Gina stated was correct.. there is a lot of information available at the website.


Let us know what the results were!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Hi there - chiming in here post resolution just to say that your question is a good one and a great reminder to all - sellers and buyers alike to check on the credentials and experience of resources they engage - including their real estate agent.

I am always surprised when sellers walk in to an office and award their business - possibly the most important transaction of their life - to whomever happens to be sitting at the front desk. We call this "opportunity time" and we hope that during our time answering phones that someone like you will walk into our net. But as the phones have become very quiet the more experienced agents are less likely to be sitting there. Far more likely that you will find a new agent, or one with loads of time on her hands. In either case, is this really who you want to entrust the sale of your largest asset? Think about it, you don't hire the first person that walks through the door - using "a pulse" as the criteria for hire. Take the time to interview and select an agent. Once you sign the listing agent you are committed to working with that agent for the term of the listing, generally 6 months.

Safisfy yourself that the agent you are working with has the experience and skill set necessary to get the job done. Check that she is actively licenseed, ask for references AND call them.

Thank you for asking this question and prompting the discussion.

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
Web Reference: http://www.feenick.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 2, 2010
I'm glad you were able to find the information you needed.

I'm one of the Florida people, and I'm glad I could provide some amusement for you. However, I stand by what I said. If you go to the link I posted (same site as Gina's reference, but previous page on the site), you can check whether an individual is licensed.

Here is the link I posted:


Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
It will she was RIGHT ! I just tried it. The
THANKS you very MUCH ! Person WAS active it shows license EXPIRED!
Elaine Thank you for taking the time to tell me I WAS doing it wrong.
Many Thanks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Hi Neverends,

I just tested the site that Gina Chirico posted earlier and my name comes up. Type in the last name only and hit the search button on the left. It will bring up a list of licensed agents with that last name. Please note that this site only lists the current term of the license, not the total number of years that the license has been active.

Hope this helps a little more!

Elaine Mosera
Weichert Realtors
310 Main St.
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

201-592-1400 ext. 193
201-988-0972 direct
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Try last name first with a comma between the two. suarez,robert should work .I just did it. The search is really picky
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Thanks everyone I tried them links nothing comes up I tested it with some of you who have answered my questions to see if it IS working nothing at all comes up.
I mean it is possible and I can ignore it but it really looked fishy and I WONDER if it is a fraud how many other people could be a victim since I am in a bad circumstance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Hi Neverends,
This is the link to check the status of a agent in New Jersey. Also it has information about banking and insurance agents
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
You should be able to go to the website for the department of business and professional regulation and look usder real estate. They will have active license holders listed here. You might also check with your board of realtors. It could be that you have an old card. The agent may have transfered companies?

Debbie Albert, PA
Coldwell Banker Residential
Web Reference: http://www.ronanddebbie.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
Try doing a Google search for the following:

licensed real estate agents New Jersey

This should bring up the website referenced below. Then do a search under the person's name. You can check whether the individual is licensed, and also, whether the license is currently active or not.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 30, 2010
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