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Rainmaker
5,583,173
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

nothing other than think about moving there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not into correcting the phrases others use....that's up to their broker/owner/manager to police what happens within their office....

Feb 19, 2016 01:20 AM
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1,447,069
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm with Barbara Todaro on this one.

Feb 19, 2016 01:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE have gotten over sensative I think

Feb 19, 2016 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,272,524
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would watch for the lawsuit after closing!

Feb 19, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,708
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Keep my eyes on my own paper.  Not my job to police stuff like that.  Besides, every neighborhood in my city can use that, we're one of the top 5 safest cities in the nation for the last 20 years.  Usually #1 or #2, so out here it's just a normal marketing thing.

Feb 19, 2016 02:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,061
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

That has to be said without saying it or you fall on your own sword

Feb 19, 2016 02:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We have a button on all Oklahoma City MLS listings to report violation of Fair Housing, RESPA, etc.

Feb 19, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I probably wouldn't do a thing.  Though, your MLS enforcement folks might have something to say about it.

Feb 19, 2016 03:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Nothing if my buyer was not interested in the listing.

Feb 19, 2016 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,944
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

That's a listing agent sticking their neck WAYYYY out and may be 'steering'.
I would tell the prospect that WE don't determine what is 'safe', but they may speak to the local police about historical data if they have further interest in the property.

Feb 19, 2016 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,850,312
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our MLS would catch that and contact this agent to correct it.

Feb 20, 2016 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
5,194,022
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nothing, not my job! Maybe it won't bite them!

Feb 19, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,316
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not do anything, but the listing agent will probably get in trouble with a compliance department. 

Feb 19, 2016 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Hella. I wouldn't use language like that, that is just plain looking for trouble, it is already to easy to find.

Feb 19, 2016 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,555,011
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Depends on how well I knew the agent in the other brokerage.  

Feb 19, 2016 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning,. I know that that is not legal however that's between the agent, the broker and whoever may decide to sue them.

Feb 19, 2016 05:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® if the listing agent is a friend or newbie, I'd talk to him/her personally.

I am sure if I don't do anything else, someone will.

Feb 19, 2016 02:47 PM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Hella,
If I knew them well I might call but 99% of the time my eyes are on my own paper.

Feb 19, 2016 01:05 PM
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3,160,329
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I just don't care and I'm not the fair housing police.  I live in a safe neighborhood.  I find it ridiculous that because I'm a broker I can't tell people that.

Feb 19, 2016 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would let it go. You could report it, but that's up to you. 

Feb 19, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

If it is from my own brokerage, I would comment to the agent.  If it is someone from another brokerage, I would just shake my head and move on.

Feb 19, 2016 11:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wouldn't do anything. I would not be making statements like that without hard, hard facts and we all know how facts can be manipulated.

Feb 19, 2016 10:27 AM
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3,339,834
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Likely nothing. I just cannot police all the stupid I see in this industry.  If someone says or does something that may cause harm to me or my clients ... that's a battle I will fight.

Feb 19, 2016 09:23 AM
Rainer
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Corey R. Roberts
Keller Williams Realty—Yuba Sutter - Yuba City, CA
Turning Dreams into Realty.

I agree with Barbara Todaro 

Feb 19, 2016 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

nothing.

Feb 19, 2016 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
898,058
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's clearly a subjective statement on which I could not comment. Safe from what? A meteor strike?

Feb 19, 2016 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
797,407
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I would wonder how much their fine would be

Feb 19, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,350,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I might suggest to the broker that they have a talk with the listing agent - that is a loose cannon waiting to self destruct - sometimes new agents just don't know what they don't know and they need help.  We have all been there doing something stupid. Well - at least I have - maybe I have gotten everyone else's share of stupidity on activerain so you guys could just be very smart!

Feb 19, 2016 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good advice has been freely given by your AR friends Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Feb 19, 2016 02:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hella,

I would have said the same thing as two of my favorite ladies expressed, Barbara Todaro and Susan Emo !  A

Feb 19, 2016 02:07 AM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I see agents using terms, phrases they shouldn't on mls. If I know them I will text / call only because I don't want them to get in trouble.  Working with buyers, I will tell them to check out the neighborhood, contact local police dept. or google the area.  

Feb 19, 2016 01:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,595
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

File a compliants to MLS for redflag a neighborhood violation equal lending....   I have seen it in Oakland, CA a block or two makes a difference.

Feb 19, 2016 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Cringe! If i know them tell them what they are doing wrong; otherwise show it to my Broker and let him call.

Feb 19, 2016 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
908,918
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

They should know better than to use terms like that. That's one reason brokers should review what their agents put into the mls. I don't have time to monitor what other agents write.

Feb 19, 2016 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

If the agent or broker is a friend, warn them. 

Feb 19, 2016 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
400,356
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I wouldn't say anything unless I was on friendly terms with the agent, in which case I may suggest they remove that part of the description. 

Feb 19, 2016 01:35 AM
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5,033,427
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would call the agent if I know them at all otherwise leave it alone. If I hd a buyer ask me abot this I would give them my usually spiel about doing their due diligence about crime in the area

Feb 19, 2016 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
292,635
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

call them and say I think you should remove "in safe neighborhood" before you get into trouble.

Feb 19, 2016 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® In my state we cannot disclose this information and have to refer them to a web site. Depending on your state laws, I would give the agent some friendly advice.

Feb 19, 2016 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Nothing.  If my buyers asked me what I thought I would tell them to contact the local Sheriff department.

Feb 19, 2016 01:26 AM
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2,167,208
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

If I knew the agent, I'd talk to them about it.  That is a terrible liability for her/him and probably not legal. Otherwise I might report it to the broker.

Feb 19, 2016 01:24 AM
Rainmaker
556,286
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Nothing.

Feb 19, 2016 01:21 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont get excited about what others do.

May 21, 2019 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Hella - I see all sorts of things in descriptions that are probably Fair Housing, or RESPA violation, but I can't police everyone else.

Feb 21, 2016 02:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,903,221
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would make a phone call to them

 

Feb 19, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,976,070
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm not going to do anything but snicker.....up to their Broker to watch what their agents are doing!

Feb 19, 2016 08:26 AM
Ambassador
3,034,721
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

I would not say or do anything.  I am so glad that our state got rid of the stupid snitch law. It is not my business. Besides that, I am so over the PC and word police. Katerina 

Feb 19, 2016 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
760,733
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Show it if it fits a clients needs.

Feb 19, 2016 07:56 AM