Bogus agents and negotiators are major problems within the real estate industry. Each year, we believe that up to 40% of real estate transactions are conducted by these fake negotiators.
Such ‘illegals’ are not registered with or regulated by BOVAEA. They have not undergone the necessary training, do not adhere to the industry’s Code of Conduct, and are not held accountable for their actions.
As such, the majority of cheating cases are caused by these conmen. We have had many reported complaints against such people over the years. This affects us as an industry on the whole and it is imperative that we address this issue head-on to protect both our clients and ourselves.
We have embarked on many initiatives over the past few years to address this problem. But we need your help as well.
Together, we need to educate the public on how to participate safely in the real estate market by using only the services of registered agents and negotiators.
Please help us in our efforts to rid the industry of this problem. You can do this by:
Being a Champion – Take the time to educate each potential client you meet on the importance of the Tag.
Spreading the Word – Our public service campaigns depend on the efforts of people like you. Visit us on Facebook and YouTube to see what we’re posting, and share, tweet, and email our website, resources, videos, and graphics.
Giving Us Information – Provide us with feedback on how we can improve our efforts. Is there something we’re missing or should we create a certain type of content?