Here is the phone number to Northeast Florida Association of Realtors 904-394-9494. Give them a call and tell them what happened. I recommend you getting a new Realtor ASAP. As a REMAX Agent, that would never happen. Feel free to contact me with any questions email@example.com
In CA all licensed agents are even Live Scanned during the licensing process. This basically does a "back ground" check on the agent.
It alleviates the concern of "who" you're allowing into your home.
I totally agree with the comments below!
Contact that agents Brokerage + the MLS board - if the agent is allowing this to happen to you, you can rest assure it's happening at other times!
When someone comes to your home, NO BUSINESS CARD - NO ENTRY! If no picture on the card, ask for ID.
1. Call the police and report this, and have the man arrested for trespassing! He'll learn.
2. Call the agent that is representing you and have them get all of the contact info for the agent responsible.
3. Then call the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) to report this problem. (850) 487-1395.
If it was my home, they wouldn't have walked back out the front door!
You may want to immediately change your locks and request that your listing contract is cancelled and find another more ethical agent to represent you. If your agent is doing this, what else are they doing? I would think there would be very little trust at this point.
Good luck and how frightening.
This is potentially an ethics violation by the agent, as well as a potential professional standards violation.
Only licensed individuals can show properties, so the answer is no, the agent's husband cannot show the property.
I would contact the local board if you are interested in pursuing the agent for these infractions; it is up to them to determine if she did violate our codes of ethics and professional standards, and what the punishment is for this behavior.
And, in the future, don't open the door to a stranger who does not have an appointment!
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If the agent's husband is a licensed realtor and is using his lock box key to enter the property, that is allowed but not without getting permission from you to do so. If he is not a licensed realtor and/or he is using her Lock Box key, there lies the problem. A licensed realtor may not allow another realtor or anyone else to use their lock box key.
I am not an attorney so I do not know what is illegal or legal here, but what happened was at the very least unethical.
First contact their broker to explain this event and get their reaction. At this point it may be instrumental to indicate that you intend to present your concern to the local board of realtors.
Secondly, if not satisfied with the brokers explanation or level of support, contact the local board of realtors and ask to report a violation of professional ethics and standards.
I suggest you file a complaint with the local board of Realtors and the MLS system too!