Dorie Dillard CRS  GRI  ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate  (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would take them at their word that they do not want to be called.  At all. I truly believe all this cold-calling has gotten completely out of hand and people simply do not want to be bothered.

Dec 11, 2016 03:30 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dorie Dillard - it should be applicable to that one agent only.

Though I don't worry - as I do not call people who I don't know. No cold calling and no door knocking.

Dec 11, 2016 03:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I would definitely say yes, Dorie Dillard!  Better to be safe than be slapped with the $10K penalty!

Dec 11, 2016 03:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

On occasion, we have been written notification when this has occurred within our brokerage.  Maybe since we are NRT there is more scrutiny or visibility due to our market presence.   

Dec 11, 2016 03:07 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think it does.  And so many people are on the state and federal do-not-call lists that we have to be really careful about calling.

Dec 11, 2016 06:51 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Susan Emo 

Dec 11, 2016 05:20 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It may be your responsibility to find out what your agent may have done to offend.  Perhaps if the call is prefaced with this the conversation can begin.

Dec 11, 2016 04:17 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Depends on why. Did they tell that agent that they did not want to receive calls anymore? Or did they tell that agent they don't want to receive calls from them anymore? I would imagine they probably don't want to hear from anybody.

Dec 11, 2016 03:40 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dorie Dillard I would say the person's name should go on the company entity-specific Do Not Call List and not be called by anyone in the office. 

Dec 11, 2016 03:29 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Probably.  I wouldn't gamble 10K on it, without a written opinion from an attorney.

Dec 11, 2016 03:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would say yes.

Dec 11, 2016 03:04 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I would believe yes, as we are sub-agents of a brokerage when we hang our license with one.

Dec 12, 2016 03:37 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not call call so I'm safe from that. But I did not know that all agents of a broker should be notified of a specific request. 

Dec 11, 2016 06:59 PM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

To be safe, I would put on the do not call list altogether.  Unless there is more to the story that the agent has not shared.

Dec 11, 2016 06:35 PM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

It does apply to all agents. A request to be placed on your company's do-not-call list is binding on all agents in the company, and it overrides any of the permitted exemptions. 

Dec 11, 2016 06:32 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would think so ... yet if people asked not to be called ... I'd respect it. 

Dec 11, 2016 06:05 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

If you are asking as a managing Broker regarding one of your staff and you felt it important to address a problem rather than leave it out there, you could always put the person on the do not call list and send a brief letter that you sign personally (vs typed signature, so often used these days), inviting the person to contact you to resolve any lack of service or problem.  I would also confirm in the letter that he/she has been placed on the Do Not Call list, as requested.


Dec 11, 2016 04:41 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes! There are some forgiveness rules but few know them or care!

Dec 11, 2016 03:11 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Wait, doesn't the person have to go on the "do not call list" and EVERYONE has to check first before making any sales call? That's the normal route. But I can see where someone calls the agency specifically and asks not to be called and that has to be respected but that's not the same as the "do not call list", right?

Dec 13, 2016 05:07 AM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Many times this happens when an expired listing is being called and the homeowner is receiving numerous calls from one company. If that is the case then it applies to all agents. If this is one agent that this homeowner finds irritating ,then, just the one agent and a notice should go out to all agents to look at the do not call list. 

Dec 12, 2016 06:37 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It seems you answered a different question Dorie.  If they asked to be placed on the company's list, then yes it would apply.  If they asked to be placed on a particular agent's list, I do not see how it would impact other agents at the company.  Of course, that is a "letter vs. spirit" of the request debate.

Dec 12, 2016 02:36 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think it would indeed. There is nothing more annoying than getting calls from solicitors you don't want.

Dec 12, 2016 02:09 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting, I would have guessed otherwise.

Dec 12, 2016 12:16 PM
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I too agree with Susan Emo. STOP CALLING means STOP CALLING.

It doesn't mean have some else call.

Send them a post cards until they tell you to STOP MAILING!


Dec 12, 2016 12:12 PM
Vanessa Aparicio
Realty Empire Inc. - Miami Lakes, FL

I agree with the better safe than pay that 10k penalty. 

Dec 12, 2016 10:06 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You betcha - any request applies to everyone in the team

Dec 12, 2016 06:08 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES and I wish some sales people who are told this would heed the law

Dec 12, 2016 06:06 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yup; you got that one right!

Dec 12, 2016 05:25 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would think the entire company

Dec 12, 2016 05:19 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes it does.  That is what a like about the DNCSENTRY software.  It allows that information to be recorded.

Dec 12, 2016 05:11 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes & you must keep a list so that all agents can see that request. 

Dec 12, 2016 05:01 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty would other agents in the same company know of this?  Is the person called subscribed to the DNC list?

Dec 12, 2016 04:58 AM
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 a representative of my brokerage, so I'd say they are saying Big Block Realty as much as TJ Nelson. I just do not know how the other 500 agents would know that is the case.

Dec 12, 2016 04:56 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Dec 12, 2016 04:55 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I would say YES

Dec 12, 2016 04:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Interesting. I would have said it only referred to that one agent, since it's an independent contractor who just happens to be affiliated with that company. In a company with multiple branches and thousands of agents, it would be tricky to make sure no one contacted that person.

Dec 12, 2016 03:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I've never seen a single agent singled out... 

Dec 11, 2016 07:34 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

My thought would be a 'no' to just that '1' agent.  Interesting question though Dorie Dillard!  And I guess it would depend on why that person was asked to stop calling - were they being too pushy, was the timing in that potential client's life wrong, was something said that offended someone, etc.  There's got to be a real reason why, and more to that backstory than is being shared. 

Dec 11, 2016 05:22 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This depends on if the someone is a client of the agent or not.

Dec 11, 2016 05:17 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I would also say yes; but if they go through another site to be contacted the office would be good to call.

Dec 11, 2016 04:31 PM
Toronto, ON

Laws and regulations vary by country and perhaps by lower level jurisdictions within each country.

Dec 11, 2016 03:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


Dec 11, 2016 03:37 PM