We Need Much More Honesty on Upstream: A Response to Rob Hahn

Well, this should be fun. After Rob’s critique of my last piece about Upstream, I thought it would be appropriate to step into the Notorious octagon. Considering I’m not a trained attorney, that’s probably a mistake (yes, that’s the first of many self-deprecations to bloat my handicap on his turf). I once put a foot […]

Do REALTORS Have A Duty to Report A Client’s Fraud?

Had a most interesting discussion with a REALTOR friend last night over dinner about professional ethics, and came across an interesting question. We didn’t know the answer, so I figured I’d blog about it and ask you all. The question is whether a REALTOR has a duty to disclose bad acts by a client, or […]

Do REALTORS Have A Duty to Report A Client's Fraud?

Had a most interesting discussion with a REALTOR friend last night over dinner about professional ethics, and came across an interesting question. We didn’t know the answer, so I figured I’d blog about it and ask you all. The question is whether a REALTOR has a duty to disclose bad acts by a client, or […]

Who You Gonna Call, Part 2: What it Means

An incredibly busy week of planning and preparation for REBarCamp NY as well as actual paying work piling up prevented me from getting to this Part 2 earlier.  Sorry! But in Part 1 of this series, I asked real estate agents who they would use to sell their own homes if they could not do […]

Occupational Licensing and Capitalism Perfected

Once again, Bloodhound has a fantastic post up on a topic that is tangential to much of a theme I’ve been hammering since I started this blog. Greg Swann tells the story of an unfortunate eBay merchant who is being threatened with legal penalties for “auctioneering without a license”. Read the whole thing — it’s […]