is it illegal for a broker to come on a property identify himself as a broker to stalk a tennant?

He parked on property, preventing tennants from leaving their garage, police were called he told police and tennant he lived there; identified himself as a broker, said he was meeting someone there, which was a lie; He was asked to leave and did not do so immediately, began peering through windows, following tennants to their cars.
In General Area - Asked by Barbara W. - Sep 21, 2011
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Michael E.
Broker/Agent
Houston, TX

I believe getting the police involved is right course of action.

Sep 22, 2011
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Charles C. C.
Researcher
Medford, OR

I am not a Real Estate Broker , but I believe tenancy as a contracted issue between a owner and tenant is a contract and if the leasing party claims broker representation and if not valid is fraud and in most states would be classifed this way.

Sep 22, 2011
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Charles C. C.
Researcher
Medford, OR

Pardon me , I mis-read the question , please ignore my answer, this issue still tenant stalking directly. Let-me re-answer , i fthe broker is licensed and the tenant 's lease is coming to expiration , this to me is fair -game . If is a established lease and to break for the sake of obtaining a new one,while its term is in effect may be of legal issue, depending on the the terms of the lease .One for a Real Estate Attorney.

Sep 22, 2011
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Rick P.
Broker/Agent
Norwood, MA

the fact that he is behaving in such an unbusinesslike manner would lead me to believe he is not a broker (or at least one that enjoys any success).

Sep 22, 2011
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PETER M.
Owner/Investor
Laguna Niguel, CA

I believe YES. First of all, entering without an appointment or invite is just solicitation or trespass and repeated offenses could result in forfeiture of the Brokers license if taken to court and proven. Stalkers are not a far reach from what this Broker was doing. Difference: he is stalking for financial gain vs some other form of need or perversion. I have multi tenant parks where Brokers (stalkers) go door to door and solicit on a regular basis. It is an interference with a contractual relationship, desperate and not gentlemanly.

Sep 22, 2011
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Mike C.
Broker/Agent
Jacksonville, FL

The broker thing is irrelevant! Am I missing something here? If this guy is breaking the law who cares if he's a broker, biker or a butcher. Actually, I take that back...they should have cuffed him the second he said he was a broker!

Sep 22, 2011
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Chris S.
Broker/Agent
Coeur D'alene, ID

This is a civil/legal matter. I would refer to local police department and press charges uder tresspass statuate. Make sure you have no tresspass signs posted.

Oct 9, 2012
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