As a broker myself for over 35 years, you would be right to expect that I help them out when I can.
In a past life, I sold commercial real estate (I’m a CCIM) and residential real estate. I’ve prepared risk-management seminars, I’ve conducted CalBRE pre-audits, I’ve looked over their shoulders when they are in the middle of a complex transaction, I’ve given my $0.02 when asked – sometimes I just volunteer it even when I’m not asked.
For over 18 years, I’ve defended brokerages and agents when they’ve been sued . Aggressively. Because some people just think of them as easy targets. Those people are wrong. I’ve represented brokerages and agents at CalBRE Administrative Hearings too.
But, just because I was a broker doesn’t mean I won’t sue the pants off one when s/he screws up. And, sooner or later, we all make mistakes.
Now and then, I run across a crook. That just gets me mad. The good news is I know where the weak spots are, so when it comes time to sue a brokerage or agent, I know just where and how to do so.