Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Thank you for that wonderful bit of informaation.  I love it...Premier is not a word one pays for, in most cases it is earned.  I do hope California follows suit.  Paid for placement should be the discliamer.  A

May 15, 2018 09:21 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Dang.... that'd be a damn shame.... lol

May 15, 2018 07:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you, Fred for sharing this info( previously unknown to me).  Change isall around us --- isn't it?

May 15, 2018 07:41 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Thanks, I was not aware. I suspect other avenues for revenue will be found.

May 15, 2018 08:34 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We can only hope, Fred!

Thanks for sharing - I hadn't seen this.

May 15, 2018 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Watching with giddy excitement that perhaps listing agents may be able to wrestle back control of their listings after the MLS sold them out.

May 16, 2018 05:59 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I do not think any site should sell the leads from my listings or sell ads or place names on my listings, so yes, i hope it spreads

May 16, 2018 05:04 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Fascinating!

May 15, 2018 08:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I hope so.  May it be the beginning of the end.  

May 16, 2018 07:03 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Couldn't happen to a nice "person," if you ask me. 

May 16, 2018 05:08 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

That would be wonderful. NAR should be leading the charge to ban this. Code of Ethics anyone? Standards of Practice

Thou shall not use false advertising 

Thou shall not misrepresent 

some of these premiere agents are 900 miles from our area

plus in Alaska we have licensees not agents 

 

 

May 16, 2018 12:33 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yipee!

BuyerHunt.com

May 15, 2018 08:47 PM
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

This is the first I’m hearing about this. Very interesting indeed. Thank you for sharing. 

May 15, 2018 08:40 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

This is gonna also be a YUGE problem for agents who have put all their eggs in that basket . . . 

May 16, 2018 03:12 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Let's slay the Dragon 

May 16, 2018 06:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

John Juarez nailed this one!

May 16, 2018 05:08 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would look forward to the day this disappears.

May 18, 2018 02:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - now that is a good news!

May 16, 2018 09:42 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Business plans that are healthy are tweaked all the time

May 16, 2018 11:15 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Thanks for sharing, I am not only hopeful that New York does find the practice illegal ad it is, but also deceitful and fines them more money than they have AND it catches hold in other states.

May 16, 2018 11:13 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is a big deal.

May 16, 2018 10:45 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

They will surely figure out another way to get into agents pockets. They probably already have an alternative worked out.

May 16, 2018 09:12 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did not know that.  I wonder how this will play out in court?

May 16, 2018 09:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

My daughter pays for premier agent....if there was not a premier agent, she would bail out....

May 16, 2018 09:00 AM
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Chuck & Lucy Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

It may help alleviate the confusion that's caused by agents creating the impression that they are the expert on the listing that just happens to show up next to their name.

To some, it looks like a shell game and does nothing to enhance the fiduciary duty agents agree to uphold.

May 16, 2018 08:27 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Broker

Their greediness will cause an epic fail for them! Now the brokerages are all banding together with REBNY & NYTIMES to finally build the first unified MLS system in Manhattan.

May 16, 2018 08:12 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing.

May 16, 2018 07:53 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

We can always hope!

May 16, 2018 06:43 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If they do this they will probably also go after agents who say they are #1 or an expert.

May 16, 2018 06:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It will hurt their bottom line.

May 16, 2018 06:00 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I realy don't care

May 16, 2018 05:12 AM
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Interesting. I don't think this will pass. It is like marketing on any other website. The host decides the rules of the game. 

 

Please share the ruling results. 

May 16, 2018 03:08 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

They have been changing the dos and don'ts forever.  We all find a work around and I'm sure Zillow is smarter than me and will figure it out.

May 15, 2018 11:33 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Zillow's activities have little effect on me.

May 15, 2018 09:43 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I had not heard of this yet, thanks!  I would love to see this happen, especially in NY and CA, their largest markets.

May 20, 2018 08:58 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

This is an interesting development. 

May 19, 2018 08:10 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker along 30a

Fcinteresting, times are a changing.  

May 19, 2018 05:39 AM
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

I have been watching this Fred.  New York is not a state to reckon with in the courts.  

May 18, 2018 04:01 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Good read. Thanks for sharing. 

May 17, 2018 02:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I bet they re-name it and keep going!

May 16, 2018 08:45 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

We can only hope Fred Griffin .

May 16, 2018 09:01 AM