By Adam Frisch, Managing Principal, Lee & Associates Residential
When I first started in the business fifteen years ago, it was well understood among the brokerage community that one could only advertise the exclusive listings of other agents if they had express written permission to do so. Not only is this a REBNY and Department of State rule, but it’s one that was widely respected among the real estate community at a certain point in time. Now, however, this no longer seems to be the case. Whether this rule is being ignored due to maliciousness or naïveté is a tough question, but I’ve recently learned of some cases that may help to shed light on the issue.