The Exclusive Poach

Word behind-the-scenes at Prudential Douglas Elliman is that you better be the lookout for small agencies poaching exclusive listings.
There are reports of listings by competing agencies for properties that are under exclusive listing agreements with Pruduntial Douglas Elliman. In some cases they are said to have even taken the photos from our company website, while even calling their faux listings “exclusive.”
The Department of State should be policing this type of activity, yet we hear of these violations going unpunished all the time.
This is precisely where the “sleazy used car salesman” stereotype comes from.
How can you be sure the property of your dreams isn’t poached from another agency? Google the property. If it turns up as an exclusive on multiple sites, somebody is not telling the truth, and it’s time to ask your broker if it really is their listing.

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