I was laughing out loud at an article I read about an ABC News 20/20 interview with some real estate agents and their claim of "blowing the whistle on shady real estate tricks." I'm not saying this stuff is never done and there are bad apples in real estate like any other business.

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Here is my personal response to some of the so-called tricks based on interviews with 2 reality TV real estate agents, Ryan Serhant, the star of a Bravo reality show and Sandra Rinomato, the former host of Property Virgins on HGTV:

Bait and Switch

Serhant, an agent in New York City (which I've heard does not utilize an MLS like we do in Arizona and most other areas in the United States), states that agents keep listings up long after they've been sold.

My…

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