“We’re coming after you”: Compass broker leaves threatening voicemail for competitor

The San Diego realtor was annoyed by tactics used by a Reali broker

TRD New York /
Sep.September 03, 2018 08:00 AM

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As far as hard-fought competition between brokers goes, an incident in San Diego may have crossed the line after a Compass broker threatened harm against a competitor with a menacing voice message.

The dispute started after a Reali broker reportedly erected a sign advertising the firm’s flat-fee services in front of an open house that was being sold by a Compass broker, according to Inman.

“Yo. This is a message for Roger Cummings, the broker of your f***** up brokerage,” the unidentified Compass broker was recorded saying in a voicemail. “If I ever see any of your employees poaching in front of open houses, in the San Diego area, they will be harmed. And we’re coming after you next, little f*****.”

In a statement Compass said that it had launched an investigation and confirmed that the voicemail was left by one of its agents, but declined to identify the person.

Reali, a small California-based brokerage, advertises a flat-fee model for homeowners, starting from $950, instead of charging commission. [Inman]David Jeans

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