I am about to make the bruises on my head reappear…I feel a rant and rave coming on! This past week I called to make appointments to show my Buyer several homes. I also looked through the newspaper for any that could be FSBOs as we all know in certain price ranges the inventory is quite thin. I find 5 good FSBOS….and proceed to call to make appointments. How stupid am I….these are not FSBOS, they are listed by REALTORS that have not acknowleged the fact that they work for a company. Why wouldn’t you admit you work for a real estate company and do you not know the listing really BELONGS to the Company? Do these companies teach their agents anything or just hope they will turn a few deals and get lost? Every single FSBO I called was listed. Are they ashamed of their company or do they think they can attract more Buyers that way? I don’t care who you are or who you work for, you need to have the company name in all your ads. That’s the LAW and you can be fined for up to $5000 and/or attending several FREC meetings which means you have to travel to Orlando and sit through a 2 day meeting. Now that’s a lot of Fun…and I am being truly sarcastic! So if you are not happy with your company, move, until then…no more ads with out your company listed!
So until then Fellow REALTORS, be good to each other and those that we represent and or work for!