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    Quote Originally Posted by drelly View Post
    snip ... It's like your accountant telling people what you earn or your doctor telling jokes about your health. The legalities of it aren't what bother me. It shows a lack of integrity and respect for the customer.
    and that is the crux of it ... so much for Lisa Gray from Ray White, Whangarei
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    Quote Originally Posted by drelly View Post
    Actually my Wife is the one out for blood. I think it's rude... and also stupid. I'd never use her again and will not recommend her. It's like your accountant telling people what you earn or your doctor telling jokes about your health. The legalities of it aren't what bother me. It shows a lack of integrity and respect for the customer.
    Except it's not like your accountant telling people what you earn, or your doctor telling jokes about your health, because neither of those pieces of information are publically available at any time, whether six weeks after you got your job/went to the doctor, or immediately. Nor is it in any way a breach of the Privacy Act, because, again... public information!

    The six-week business is a red herring. Would you be any less annoyed if she'd sent the flyer out six weeks after you'd bought? Or are you just looking for something to sting her with because you are annoyed?

    On the same basis (that apparently after six weeks you'd think it was kosher), I don't see how there's any lack of integrity. Respect for the customer I'll grant you might have been missing, if only because your reaction can't be that unusual. So rude, and stupid, yes.

    The thing that actually matters is that you didn't like it, and you're probably not the only people who wouldn't like it. You should therefore let the salesperson know how unimpressed you are and see if she takes it on board.

    If she doesn't, I think your idea of venting your frustration by delivering a follow-up flyer is an excellent one. Remember to add in too the fact that her sales skills were only sufficient to get $46k less than GV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sante View Post
    Except it's not like your accountant telling people what you earn, or your doctor telling jokes about your health, because neither of those pieces of information are publically available at any time, whether six weeks after you got your job/went to the doctor, or immediately. Nor is it in any way a breach of the Privacy Act, because, again... public information!.
    I didn't say it was the same and I didn't say it was a breach of the privacy act. It's more about a breach of trust. Available to the public via a paid service like Terranet isn't the same as being publicly advertised is it? Lots of things are legal, but that doesn't make them ethical.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sante View Post
    The six-week business is a red herring. Would you be any less annoyed if she'd sent the flyer out six weeks after you'd bought? Or are you just looking for something to sting her with because you are annoyed?
    Apparently it is a red herring and I would be just as annoyed after 6 weeks. It's just more irritating to hear it from our new neighbours before we've even finished unpacking. In fact as far as advertising goes, it's backfired. They told us about it because they thought it was in poor taste. I never said I wasn't annoyed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sante View Post
    If she doesn't, I think your idea of venting your frustration by delivering a follow-up flyer is an excellent one. Remember to add in too the fact that her sales skills were only sufficient to get $46k less than GV
    Nah, I'm annoyed but not enough to do something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    yet them know you are disappointed that the transaction that you paid money for

    is being used by them to try and drum up business without your permission

    The Purchaser didn't pay the RE person a cent , the Seller pays the commission to the RE person. and it was the Seller who contracted the RE person to do the job.

    Have you considered that the Seller may have given their SP or the RE company permission to tell everyone what their house sold for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drelly View Post
    We bought $46k below GV, so I doubt the neighbours will be impressed. She did a terrible job marketing it. Poor photos and didn't follow up on questions we had. She got commission because we wanted to buy it, not because she was any good at selling it.
    Maybe the RE was just showing th neighbours that the new owners were cheapskates and wouldn't pay a decent amount for the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheree99 View Post
    Maybe the RE was just showing th neighbours that the new owners were cheapskates and wouldn't pay a decent amount for the property.

    Sheree99 are you the real-estate agent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheree99 View Post
    The Purchaser didn't pay the RE person a cent
    When I sell, I take the commission into account with my price. To say the purchaser didn't pay a cent is not quite accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sante View Post
    Except it's not like your accountant telling people what you earn, or your doctor telling jokes about your health, because neither of those pieces of information are publically available at any time, whether six weeks after you got your job/went to the doctor, or immediately. Nor is it in any way a breach of the Privacy Act, because, again... public information!
    But it is publicising for the intent of personal gain information gleaned during a private interaction. It is a betrayal of trust and this is the crux of the issue as I see it.
    People have a right to feel agrieved at a betrayal of trust, regardless of if it could become public knowledge in the future or not - it's not the knowledge that is the issue it's the betrayal.

    In addition to this it raises other issues as to integrity. It is likely that at some point details of income and various other personal matters may have been discussed with the agent - can one really rely on them to not disclose this information to others if they don't understand the concept of integrity?

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    Wow, it is very unprofessional and unethical. Give the agent a call and tell him/her to stop doing it. It amazes me that people will do anything to get money nowadays.

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    I'm NOT a real estate agent
    Last edited by sheree99; 23-02-2013 at 11:16 AM.


 

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