How do you know if your agent is licensed?
So we have an interesting situation happening at our office at the moment… someone has created a fraudulent company that shares a name with one of our agents. We’ve been contacted by a number of people over the past week about “Mobey Real Estate” or “Moby Real Estate” because one of our associates is named Angel Mobey, and of course, when you google something like Mobey Real Estate you find us.
The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) issued a consumer alert about the company on Friday stating the following:
Mobey Real Estate is not a licensed real estate brokerage in Alberta nor are any of the individuals listed on the Mobey website licensed as real estate professionals.
Mobey has been contacting consumers with offers of work-from-home employment opportunities. These emails frequently indicate that Mobey is recruiting assistant property managers and other similar positions. Emails ask the recipient to complete an employment contract, including providing personal information and bank account information.
Angel Mobey is a licensed real estate professional at Liv Real Estate, and is in no way associated with the company referred to in the above consumer alert.
You can find out if an individual or brokerage is licensed in Alberta using RECA’s “Searching for an Industry Professional” tool.
About Sara MacLennan
Sara MacLennan is the Director of Marketing at Liv Real Estate and a licensed Real Estate Associate. The bulk of Sara’s experience and wealth of expertise lies in on-line technology and marketing both for agents and consumers. Sara is the former National Director for Interactive Marketing for Coldwell Banker Canada where she was responsible for an extensive training program traveling to offices across the country training agents and brokers on marketing and technology. Find Sara on Twitter @edmontonblogger.