When Realtors Attack
A follow up of a previous post on Travis at Gazelem's problem with his realtors. The 2005 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® allows a Realtor to be charged with violating the Code of Ethics. The allegation has to refer to the violation of a specific Article of the Code. Others with legal experience would probably read this better than I but It seems to me that an ethics charge could be brought against Kristen Averett and James Reed of Prudential for violating Standard of Practice 1-4 of Article 1: REALTORS®, when seeking to become a buyer/tenant representative, shall not mislead buyers or tenants as to savings or other benefits that might be realized through use of the REALTOR®’s services. According to Travis' account, he chose Averett and Reed to buy and sell his homes in part because they promised to charge only 5%, not 6%. But then they presented him with a contract for 6%. Which they refused to change.