Real Estate Scam, The Real Estate Advocate

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate RS151669

Has anyone heard of the Real Estate Advocate.  It was presented to me as a referral network that all the top KW agents are joining.  They promised me they were in the beginning stages of setting up the program.  And I would receive leads from various avenues.  I have gotten two very poor leads via e-mail from them.  With the wrong phone numbers and wrong e-mail addresses.  

I got an e-mail today telling me the the Real Estate Advocate is a scam from an unknown person.  And I have tried to call the Advocate's phone number on the website, and it goes no where.  I also have gotten mailer demons back when I sent them e-mails.  I am not sure what to beleive, but at this point I think it is a scam.  I signed a contract, so I am not sure how to get out of it.  It is not at all what they promised me. 

Has anyone else dealt with the company?  Has anyone go out of the contract?

Please let me know.

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Rainer
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James Engel
Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, CA
KW Beverly Hills

I have come across this company in one my educational seminars. I will research and send you an update if i can get ahold of the person that had a very similar experience

Sep 25, 2008 04:25 PM #1
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Kelly Willey
Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS - Marathon, FL
Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent

I have never heard of them but thanks for the heads up...Kelly

Sep 25, 2008 05:08 PM #2
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Phil

Yeah, Ive heard its a scam to!  The only lead source I use is LeadSenders.  Ive been using them for years (www.LeadSenders.com).  You might want to check it out.

Sep 26, 2008 03:29 AM #3
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Patty Luther
Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

I wish I would of found this POST http://activerain.com/blogsview/331526/REexpert  before I gave them my Credit Card # ... but I didn't  ...  I wrote my post and tried to pull up info about the Real Estate Advocate... http://activerain.com/blogsview/595283/The-Real-Estate-Advocate    but atleast we are helping Others to NOT fall for the program...

on July 15th, when my husband & I decided to join the Real Estate Advocate, wondering if it was a scam....and weighing out the chances of loosing the $3490...we hoped not to be scammed, but we also said to each other ...the good that could come from this could be... we will meet and converse with REALTORS all over the United States and we should get a couple of REFERRALS from this...  :-)

Like I said in my original post...we opened a new company and I have been so busy with that...I have not had time to call to complain to the Real Estate Advocate...and from the sounds of all of the other posts...it is not going to do me any good anyway... WE all just gotta Move on... I suppose we Need to kiss that $3490 right in the ASS and  of course I think we should complain to get these people in trouble if it is truly a SCAM... we pay National Dues and I am sure the National Association of Realtors would want to know about this if it is truly a SCAM. File a complaint to the BBB and other entities... I made a complaint to the Colorado BBB today...

COMPLAINT ACTIVITY REPORT  Case # 75061304         BBB Serving Denver/Boulder           BBB Processing  09/30/2008                web       BBB        Case Received by BBB

Consumer Info:   Luther, Patty          Business Info: The Real Estate Advocate

So I have made a complaint & as far as I can see I am the first to make a complaint about the Real Estate Advocate...

Patty Luther  Broker/Owner Rock-n-Roll Realty 

Sep 30, 2008 03:20 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Paul Pival
Coldwell Banker Bain - Tacoma, WA
A Realtor with the soul of a professor.

Not a scam. It's legit but slow getting up to speed.

Oct 08, 2008 09:38 PM #5
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Patty Luther
Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

Let's HOPE it is not...hoping for everyone that it works... My original POST was removed today because of too many lies etc...Is all any of us wants is the TRUTH...and the SERVICE...see below... it seems my BLOG was getting too many mean, bad comments...

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

There are numerous slanderous comments being left here by too many anonymous people. We are removing this post.    Please follow this link to respond: http://activerain.com/blogsview/595283/The-Real-Estate-Advocate

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Oct 08, 2008 11:09 PM #6
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Patty Luther
Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

I was quite surprised they completely removed the BLOG it all began with this BLOG I just did on Realtor.Com (see link below) ... and look what it has turned into...I did get a CALL from Leanne yesterday from the Real Estate Advocate,  just before ActiveRain deleted my blog...she asked me to take the BLOG off that had all of the investors names, numbers, eMails, addresses...I told her I would ... Leanne & I visited for awhile... she said she HAD never wrote a BLOG on my BLOG on ActiveRain ... so if you were reading my original Blog and the comments on ActiveRain you could see many anonymous entries that were MEAN and appeared to be from disgruntled employees & Jeff Guthrie himself or atleaset someone who was trying to PORTRAY this ... it was QUITE and Active issue ... so then about ½ hour later I went in ActiveRain to remove what Leanne asked me to remove and IT was gone ... all of it... the WHOLE BLOG ... I am just glad I saved all of the eMails pertaining to the BLOG, in a file in my eMail filing cabinet ... so I still have most of the information... I did not save some of the MEAN  comments... but the ones that had good information about this REexpert Issue...  And as you can see from this Blog I did on Realtor.com  on October 6th... this is my original BLOG  I did do on ActiveRain... It just asked a innocent Question and I had only a few replys on it until  September...and then WOW... there have been NO comments on this Realtor.com BLOG though... not quite as Active place as ActiveRain is...

 Blog on Realtor.Com   http://pattyluther.featuredblog.com/

Patty Luther Business Card

Oct 09, 2008 02:44 PM #7
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Naveen Sharma

Yes, I have been contacted by them quite a few time. And let me tell you this is big scam to sell websites and just to get a seal. I'd say that you can cancell your credit card or report it stolen and get a new one issued so you will not have to pay any more money. You may also contact your credit card compnay and repiort a fraud. They and help you collect oir freez your account from any charges. this is what i would sudgest.

 

Good Luck to you

Naveen Sharma

 

 

Oct 27, 2008 09:06 PM #8
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Anonymous
WARNING

Jeff is back to his old tricks again. He has been charging "REexperts" $500.00 per month. The ones being charged need to dispute those charges with their Credit Card Companies. Jeff has also managed to CON Todd Haigh out of another $40,000.00. $20,000.00 for the video magazine and $20,000.00 for Jeff's pockets. The lies continue, if you call Jeff and ask him for an explanation he will tell you the company is moving forward, but in reality the only thing growing is Jeff's pockets with all the money he took out of the company. Jeff has not paid any of his ex-employees. Jeff has even been in contact with several companies to try to get them to hire him as a "Consultant". The only thing Jeff wants to do is "CON" those companies out of money.

Dec 23, 2008 04:21 PM #9
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JG-The Real Estate Advocate

Carol,

Please have as many REexperts as you know come to my Facebook site.  I'm not a bad person just surrounded myself with some incompetent people. I have a plan to make everyone whole.  I just need a venue where I can talk to everyone at the same time without all of the distractions of personal interests.

We got into this together, we'll get out together as well: 

REExpert: The plan for world domination. It's ALIVE!!

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