I was reading the blog column in the Northwest Asian Weekly. It upsets me to no end to learn of a real estate broker’s illegal behavior and this crook is getting away with it under broad daylight!
There are two parts to your story. The first part is the falsified letter you received from the court—I am puzzled that the police department didn’t take any action when they were made aware of this letter. The second part is in regard to a real estate broker taking money from consumers, without knowing the details. I wonder whether this person is a real licensed real estate broker. If the money is related to a real estate transaction, it should be deposited into the company’s trust account and this violation is a very serious matter. There are bad apples in any profession, including the real estate business.
However, there are guidelines regarding real estate conduct under the Licensing Department of WA. There is the Real Estate Commission to turn to and a section for consumers to file complaints. You can visit this website for details if you are interested: www.dol.wa.gov/business/realestate/realestatecommission.html.
I understand that it’s a full-time job to try to right the wrong. I appreciate that you have taken the time to tell your story. I do hope that this crook will be exposed and brought to justice soon, before he continues to harm more innocent people. (end)
— Linda Tsang, CRS, GRI
Certified Preview Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Bain Associates