Interesting response to this Star Ledger piece on relisting:
Came across the response early this morning:
— Jeffrey Consentino, Hillsborough Nothing to hide As a full-time professional Realtor with a premier New Jersey residential brokerage company, I take exception to your Aug. 20 article on the sleight of hand prac ticed by a few agents in the state. This slanted report relies on four other states for a comparison. New Jersey probably has the nation’s most comprehensive rules and guidelines encompassing laws and ethics designed to protect the consumer in the purchase of a home. If the time was taken to research and interview the vast majority of Realtors like myself or brokerages like the one where my license hangs, people would learn that this practice is not tolerated because it is a deception. We have a responsibility, and we believe that all parties are to be treated equally.
To quote a Realtor in Cape Cod about a wrong practice by a few in New Jersey and make it front-page news is a disservice to one of the state’s most valuable businesses. If the public perceives it, then it is real, but in this case it isn’t the truth. Buyers and sellers should speak to their Realtors. The right choice has nothing to hide.