Rat On Your Rotten Neighbors!

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Real Estate Agent with PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate 13872

I am not sure about this site...seems it could be an avenue for lawsuits, especially if last names and/or addresses are used, but RottenNeighbor.com (first started in Avon, MA) is a "real estate search engine" that allows a person to rate and review good and bad neighbors before moving in or just for the heck of it, I suppose; the reason, as the site purports: "so you can make a smart real estate decision."

Joe Citizen can comment on his neighbor, either in a positive or a negative light, create his own neighborhood trends, or simply search for property. The company reviews submissions, so I imagine this review process would take the teeth out of most complaints, making for fewer lawsuits...and less accurate, less acerbic "rotten neighbor" information. But it would seem that both the website and the commenter should think carefully about what is written down...

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Creel
InActive Agent - Bellevue, WA
Many suits have been filed against the host of such sites, but I don't believe anyone has prevailed yet.
Feb 19, 2008 04:38 PM #1
Rainer
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The Entire Team of Price & Company Professionals
Price & Company Realty - Myrtle Beach, SC

Not only are there "rat on your neighbor" sites, there are also "complain about the contractor" or "praise the best contractor" sites.  As was noted yesterday by someone, who was commenting on a very similar blog post, the only ones benefitting from this type of website are the advertisers.

Feb 19, 2008 04:45 PM #2
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Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California
Hey - I think that site is a GREAT concept.  But if you have  a Seller that has ratted out his neighbor as being rotten for some reason or another  -  they need to make the same disclosure on the TDS.  
Feb 19, 2008 04:49 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California
Taunya, good friends of ours moved up your way not to long ago. They are Butte.  He is the parish priest at the Orthodox Church in Butte.
Feb 19, 2008 04:50 PM #4
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Jeff Fullmer
FM Properties - Idaho Falls, ID
Real Estate Investor/Financier

The founder of the site must be a lawyer trying to create an even greater litigious society.

I am sure they bet they would not have to do any advertising if they made a site controversial enough, well it worked!

Feb 19, 2008 05:07 PM #5
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Ruth Rivera
Zip Realty, Inc. - Deltona, FL
Central Florida Real Estate
I personally don't agree with this site, but everyone has a right to make their own unethical decisions.  Thanks for the post.
Feb 19, 2008 05:14 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Michael Creel
InActive Agent - Bellevue, WA
Oh, theres even sites out there you can post your cheating spouses photo and info on.
Feb 19, 2008 05:17 PM #7
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Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee California
What if the cheating spouse is cheating with the rotton neighbor ?
Feb 19, 2008 05:27 PM #8
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