Realtor steps down from leadership post

  • Article by: JAMES ELI SHIFFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 11, 2011 - 7:37 PM

Pat Paulson said he resigned because of work, not an ethics complaint.

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dorsonFeb. 11, 11 7:52 PM

Realtors = Used Car Salesman

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joeeeeeeFeb. 11, 11 7:52 PM

..."he decided he was too busy to stay in the voluntary position leading the largest chapter of the Minnesota Association of Realtors".... He doesn't have any business having a license to sell real estate if he is not honest.

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byegirlFeb. 11, 11 8:16 PM

Realtors = Siding Salesmen

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dirivativeFeb. 11, 11 9:23 PM

Why do you people posting insist on insulting used car salesman and siding salesman? I've been buying investment property since 1996 and check my wallet after very meeting with a realtor. Little education required + large $ transactions attract unethical individuals.

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nodaker1Feb. 11, 11 9:30 PM

Realtors = Used Car Salesman ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Used Car Salesman everywhere are offended by that statement!!!

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uo1793Feb. 11, 11 9:40 PM

This situation and remedy needs more visibily. So the Realtors Assn is able to keep this all 'confidential'?!? Seems like the State Of MN Commerce Dept should be involved and the Realtor should lose his license. If I did this in my job I'd be fired by the company and sued by the customer - and you'd all read about it in the Star Trib.

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sonjalangFeb. 11, 1110:17 PM

I've had just one realtor for my 2 houses, but he saw himself as an educator, taught me lots and lots about how houses are built and what to look for, and told me up front that if we looked for a house represented by the same company, all would be fine, but that he might suggest a different realtor if we went against a house personally represented by himself. I bet most realtors are honest. That being said, bids shouldn't just 'disappear', and I suspect that wasn't the only time it happened--just the only time the guy was caught.

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rrjjssFeb. 11, 1110:44 PM

Their ethics hearings and the results are confidential. That should tell you all you need to know about realtors!!

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mommakaFeb. 11, 1110:57 PM

Just think what we don't know about.

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sammymetroFeb. 11, 1111:00 PM

I was in the business for 23 years. I worked for two of the three biggest companies before I became a broker myself. I know a few things about it. I would say there are some very good and dedicated agents out there.. some have law degrees, are MBA's and CPA's. The education they had did not seem to dictate the degree of honesty they incorporated into their position. In my view, the majority of agents and their brokers are less than honorable. There is good reason people have a low opinion of them. When you have the top 10% of the agents making 90% of the money, you can be sure there is plenty of unethical behavior going on out there.

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