Real Estate: New York/Selling My House

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Hello !
I am selling my house which of course is posted all over the internet.
My main concern is over the years I have come across some nasty people - one of whom turned out to be a realtor - several years back.
Can any of these people find the postings of my house and have the selling of my house somehow sabotaged ?
Please let me know.
Thanks !

Answer
Hi Arnold,

The answer to your question is not really.  It is highly unlikely that an agent can sabotage your sale.  If you signed an exclusive with one of them and you are within the period where they are entitled to a commission, they could come after you for the money.  But it is highly unlikely they will do anything to hurt you.  For every one agent that is mad at you, there are a thousand agents that would still show your house to a client.  And if you are looking to do owner direct, there is even less that an agent can do.  Even if an agent attempted to steer a buyer away from you because of personal issues, it would be a tremendous risk as it is illegal to do that and they can lose their license.  I am a broker by trade, and I don't know any agent that would do that.  While they can find the listing, there is not much they can do to you.  Try not to worry.

If I am missing information or there is another side to this, let me know and I will do my best to answer you.  

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I believe I can answer questions in the following sub categories with respect to New York City: Residential Brokerage, Landlord Tenant disputes, Any type of lease questions, any definition pertaining to residential real estate, any questions about property management, most questions about development, construction codes, and housing laws, questions about Section 8, HPD and government sponsored housing. Also corporate and short term housing questions.

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I am currently the President of Think Properties NYC, a residential brokerage firm in New York City. I am also President of National Property Management Group. We manage over 1000 Residential Units and 50 retail/commercial units, generally as tax payers or part of mixed use buildings. We handle project management, marketing, and rentals/sales of new construction properties as well.

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The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Boutique Brokerage Firm Alliance (President)

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New York Times, Real Estate Weekly, Wikipedia, Wiki-answers

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Undergrad: Union College Degree: Bachelors Degree, Double Major Economics/French Graduate: New York University Degree: Masters of Science, Masters in Real Estate Development Licensed Real Estate Broker in State of New York

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Undergrad: Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude

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Oakwood Worldwide, JP Morgan Chase (for Relocation), and several other firms.

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