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The story below is about a Realtor accused of picking fruits during a property showing.
The idea of listing one of my properties and having random people walk around my house while I am not at home has always made me uncomfortable.
This is especially true when it’s an open house, and there might be ten people on the property, and one Realtor to watch them. People could steal things of value.
This is exactly what happened to Jill Chan of BC.
The Realtor stole fruits from the homeowner’s trees with others. Sent to us by Jill Chan.
The Realtor Was Caught On Camera
When Ms. Chan, the homeowner returned back to her property after the showing, she noticed that all her fruit was gone. The homeowner went to check the camera records and was shocked. She could see the Realtor loading up bags from his car with all of her Pears.
She posted her video on Facebook and it went viral.
“After noticing our large pear tree and beautiful berry bushes in our garden, and taking advantage of the fact that we weren’t present on-site, he started picking the fruit off the trees and eating it,” Chan wrote describing the video.
The Realtor didn’t just take some fruits, or a lot of fruit, he took all of the fruits. Every last one.
The Realtor, Peter Yang, was not even the agent who was working for Ms. Chan. He was the real estate agent for the potential buyers.
Dishonest real estate agents are all over the place in Vancouver BC.
Dealing With The Issue
Ms. Chan of course filed a complaint with the Realtor’s regulator so that they can investigate.
She’s since filed a complaint with the Real Estate Board.
“Realtors have a code of conduct, and professionalism is first and foremost because we are dealing with a lot of money on behalf of our clients,” said chair Colette Gerber.
The Real Estate Council of BC wrote “As agents, real estate professionals have a responsibility to act honestly and to put their client’s interests ahead of their own. RECBC is committed to protecting real estate consumers and enforcing high standards of professional conduct.”
The Realtor could be fined $30K, or have his license taken away.
Dishonest Real Estate Agents
Peter Yang works for Luxmore Realty. The Brokerage publicly apologized, but there was no mention if Mr. Yang was disciplined or let go.
There is no doubt that this Realtor should lose their license. He should never be allowed to show another property without supervision again.
This is the reason I created a website to operate as a Realtor connection tool for the public. We investigate Realtors and only allow the best ones on our platform. If we see any dishonest actions by a real estate agent, we would never refer anyone to them again.
If you are wanting to file a lawsuit against dishonest real estate agents, contact us. You can also see our videos.
What is misrepresentation by a real estate agent?
If an estate agent knowingly deceives the buyer of a property, that is classified as misrepresentation. For example, if they do not tell them about structural defects. The real estate agent has to disclose these kinds of issues.
How can I determine if there is negligence committed by a real estate agent?
How you determine whether a real estate agent has committed negligence depends, in part, on the circumstances. Property defects are fairly easy, if they were not included in the listing or damage list you have the proof you need. Provided that is that you uncover and report the defect quickly after taking possession.
What is shadow flipping, and how are real estate agents involved?
Shadow flipping is when a property is bought and quickly sold without any renovations being done. It also happens when people buy units in condos that are still being built and sell them on before they are finished. Naturally, in both instances, the aim is to sell the property for a higher price while paying the minimum amount of tax. Real estate agents become involved by finding buyers for these transactions. In some cases, they earn multiple commissions.
In conclusion, reach out to us if you need to file a lawsuit.
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law