We interrupt the normally scheduled blog post for a message to other Realtors…
I know that an increasing number of Realtors are using SLOCountyHomes.com. Either because they don’t want to pay to join the MLS to be able to have access to the system or that this site has more information or is easier to search for homes.
I’d like to remind all Realtors about the Realtor Code of Ethics and this particular article:
Standard of Practice 3-7
When seeking information from another REALTOR® concerning property under a management or listing agreement, REALTORS® shall disclose their REALTOR® status and whether their interest is personal or on behalf of a client and, if on behalf of a client, their representational status.
We are experiencing an increased amount of Realtors that are contacting us, not disclosing they are a Realtor, and then having us do work they should be doing themselves for their clients by pretending they are Buyers.
If this sounds pretty unethical…well it is. Unfortunately, there are Realtors out there that are this way and the really sad part is that their clients probably aren’t even aware they didn’t pick someone good to represent them.