Apparently, this email is floating around Boston, right now:
ATTENTION BOSTON RENTAL AGENTS
Are you ready to join the winning team?
[Redacted’s] rental agents are consistently the highest paid in Boston, many of our agents have earned over $100,000/year. Our top agent in 2006 was paid over $125,000. How much did you earn last year?
Are you ready to step up your game and start earning significantly more money now? [Redacted’s] rental agents earn more and here’s why:
* Highest pay-out in Boston up to 75%
* Monthly Bonuses and Contests; last year bonuses paid out were over $50,000.
* Qualified leads supplied daily with a company average of 2,000 leads generated monthly.
* First class Back Bay office with impressive reception, conference rooms and professional support staff.
… etc., etc., etc.
If you are currently a successful rental agent in Boston and want to join our winning team, please call or e-mail [Redacted] now for a confidential interview. We are seeking 2 highly motivated rental agents to start immediately.
What’s wrong with this? Well, apparently, [Redacted] real estate company is sending these emails out to its competitors’ agents; in fact, it is using a list of real estate agent email addresses that is usually reserved for sharing rental co-listings.
Poaching other companies’ agents? That’s a sure way to get yourself black-balled in the community.
Needless to say, this has caused an uproar among a number of brokers / owners.
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