The thing is that the online real estate community is alert and so the web site Realtor-Complaints.com was seen by agents and is being investigated by the National Association of Realtor’s as well as several Boards’ of Realtors including Florida and Virginia.
This site claims to publish online reviews from consumers about Realtors. The purpose of this site is to separate us from our money because if we become aware that our name is on this site they “allow” us to pay them to take down the review. The reviews all use the same language and are in broken English. From the NAR website:
Not only that, when agents who have been the subject of a complaint attempt to make contact, the site offers them the “opportunity” to pay to have the complaint and their name removed from the site, says Michael Thiel, an attorney for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. NAR legal staff checked the WHOIS record for the site and discovered it’s hosted on servers located in the Seychelles. “It’s recorded as having been initially registered on Jan. 1, 2013,” Thiel says, ”which makes the site’s claim of having been around since 2002 very suspect.”
Thiel’s office has received a number of calls from members who’ve been informed, via e-mail, that their name is listed at the site. NAR attorneys are investigating and, if necessary, will take steps to have the site shut down.
Consumers should please pay no attention to this site if you happen upon it – just keep on moving.