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Did you know that your E&O Insurance will not cover you if you accept the responsibility of a "power of attorney" for a client? I don't believe that many agents know that, and if you want to raise the bar in your practice, you should never be doing it. Too many things can happen that can land you in court.
An FYI for everyone who uses Wordpress for their blogs: Last week I had a malware hack on my sites. Long story short, you need to go in and make sure all of your plugins and themes are updated, and that you are using the most current version of Wordpress (which can be automatically updated right from your dashboard). You will also need to download, and run a plugin called "TimThumb". It scans all your themes and database for any rouge code in them for thumbnails. That seems to be where the sites were compromised. Once you install and activate the plugin, you will need to go to "tools" and run the scan. Don't want anyone else to have to go through the hours of mess that I had to.
Jack, if you aren't using video in your real estate business, you are leaving a LOT of leads and money on the table. Video is a fabulous lead generation source. You better keep up with the pack, or you'll be hanging out with the dinosaurs.
That is an outrageous price, even if they are upgrading. A WONDERFUL system for call capture and lead generation is Instant Customer (http://www.21in10.com/cmd.php?af=830600). The link goes to a video series about using multiple channels which include text messaging, webinars, QR codes, etc, capturing leads and doing automatic followup.
My favorite line from the article: "They were exposed on social media resulting in an online backlash against the company." Everyone is a reporter now. Everyone is a journalist. Frauds are MUCH more likely to be exposed based on online reviews and stories like this one. Long live social media and it's ability to reveal the truth!
Linden: Because in most cases I've observed, it's not honestly disclosed and the public is misled. They think they're hiring a single agent doing monster production, when in fact they're hiring a bunch of agents doing marginal production made to look huge by the way the information is spun. Can it be done ethically? Probably. I'm just saying that, in my market, for the most part, it isn't.