Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I saw my home address with the state license, and had it changed, and definitely feel that is a safety issue.

Jul 20, 2015 04:46 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Change it to your office address

Jul 20, 2015 04:26 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Absolutely. 

Jul 20, 2015 03:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When your home address is available to the world, you have privacy and safety issues. 

On our area, public tax records provide much information to anyone who is searching for home addresses and home values.

Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chris Lima Yes, it is a privacy issue, but no one seems to care or protect a persons privacy any more. My State only shares name, company affiliation, status, and only city, state and zip code for address.

Jul 19, 2015 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, the personal address of real estate agents is posted on that website.

It is one of the many ways an agent can be found.

So even if you take great care to protect yourself and your family on SM, the State of Florida will throw you and your family under the bus.

I do believe it creates personal hazard. The only address that is needed or should be published is that of the broker.

Maybe one should consider a DBA as an agents buiness identity. 

Jul 19, 2015 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

A lot of regulatory and other government agencies in states and provinces throughout the USA and Canada provide information on their websites.  In the past, SSNs were also publicly posted but many agencies started to redact them as identity theft issues became more widely known.

At one time, I was filing personal property tax returns throughout the USA for businesses.  Sometime later, I would receive letters from third party companies asking if I knew that a particular state or local government had assessed a certain amount of tax on property valued at $X and they could help reduce the amount.  Well, no they couldn't reduce the amount because the amount filed was correct.  These third party companies could buy all of the filing information for tall taxpayers from the authority for a nominal amount and then receive a CD.

Jul 19, 2015 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I don't see a problem with it.  

Jul 19, 2015 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm under no illusion of privacy in 2015. Anyone can Google you, your phone GPS says where you are at any moment, Google Maps shows your house from the street view, even your car's GPS tells where you are when not at home: privacy is an illusion since at least the 1990's, in our security camera, internet & mobile phones, web-based society. Even your home security cameras can be hacked to spy on you (recently in the news). So, George Orwell's 1984 happened a while ago; privacy is in the woods with no technology (as long as the trees hide you from the satelites overhead with real time video. I'd say enjoy the celebrity and not worry about what was lost years ago. 

Jul 19, 2015 10:52 PM
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Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Thank you all for sharing your perspective.  Honestly, I didn't give it much thought until my girlfriend brought it up and then I started thinking....uh oh!

Jul 20, 2015 10:02 PM