How do you report unethical behavior in a Sacramento Realtor? The truth is you probably don't. What? Why would another Sacramento Realtor say that? Because of the burden of proof. Well, that and the competency of the ethics committee, from what I hear they are often comprised of retired agents who rarely sell.
And if the ethics committee puts on their glasses and hearing aids and finds a violation, they can fine the agent. Oh, I heard it also goes on the agent's permanent record that nobody reads. But it is really difficult to bring an ethics violation against another agent when your testimony relies on hearsay. Not to mention, some agents might end up working with the unethical agent, and they don't want their clients or income to suffer because of it.
It's very frustrating that this can't be stopped. It is a huge problem that we are an industry who cannot police itself. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Stopping the Unethical Behavior of Sacramento Realtors.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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