Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

They might not be licensed agents themselves, but I have no doubt they are organized in a way that ensures they receive referral fees legally.

Jun 25, 2021 09:59 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I don't like either one of them.  But that's just my opinion.

Are they legal?  Probably.  They have attorneys review everything they say or do.  Too much money is at stake!

Jun 25, 2021 10:43 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Looks like Beck owns a real estate company with a broker-in-charge and agents to handle the referral business. Nothing illegal about that. Not sure about the other guy. 


More power to them if this is working out. This is America!

Jun 25, 2021 09:36 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

"Legal" and right are often two different things.

Jun 25, 2021 11:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There is no shortage of ways to generate income.  Or attention.  And all sorts of other things. I'll stop there. . . 

Jun 25, 2021 11:12 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Their programs a legal. If you want to pay them the fee for leads, do so.

Jun 25, 2021 02:36 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

It has no affect on my business so, I don't spend time concerning myself with ponderings of that sort. "Why care?" is my feeling on the topic.

Jun 25, 2021 11:58 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think it's great the public finally found out about Ramsey's referral scam. It's totally pay to play on his site just like Z. It's like the public doesn't realize that the agents pay & pay BIG. Ramsey doesn't 'endorse' them as it seems.

Jun 25, 2021 10:00 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Without subscribing to Inman I'll need to look elsewhere for that piece.  Licensure should be easy enough to find if you're so inclined.

Jun 26, 2021 05:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I'd bet they have all their legal ducks in a row.  

Jun 25, 2021 04:07 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

I'm sure they have it worked out legally

Jun 25, 2021 02:07 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Where there is will, there is a way for a legal work around...

Jun 25, 2021 01:59 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would imagine they have their back ends covered legally.

Jun 26, 2021 05:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Carol Williams nailed it. Tagging feature on the fritz again!

Jun 26, 2021 04:47 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm familar with the Glenn Beck one, I hear it on his radio program from time to time.  These are nothing new.  The airlines have had similar programs for quite some time.


These seem to me no different than the model Zillow or uses.  They're generating the leads and then selling them as a commodity to agents.


These are not in my business model.  However, if one of them needs a CA Broker to oversee their operations in Cali, for a six-figure a year salary that does NOT start with a "1", I'm available.

Jun 25, 2021 04:11 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm sure they have attorneys to make sure it's legal.

Jun 25, 2021 02:49 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Can't access the story !

Jun 25, 2021 09:33 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I know Ramsey has a brokerage - I think it is in Tennesee - and can legally give and receive referrals.

Jun 26, 2021 04:05 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Here is Dave's TN license. I know he started in RE and the bank man came after him and he couldn't pay his debts ( as I am sure we are all well aware of). So since I can't read the article becasue I don't have the entire link to copy, I can't comment on what is said in it, but he is licensed.

Jun 26, 2021 06:52 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I wondered the same and it is not just them. There are several smaller players grabbing leads and making big money by selling them

Jun 26, 2021 06:37 AM