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Carolyn Young
Carolyn Young - RE/Max - 1st Realty RE/Max Premier Contract Fraud - Real Estate sales Charles Town, West Virginia
21st of Apr, 2011 by User895245
For those who are using Ms Young to list their homes for sale, you should be aware of her unethical and illegal acts. First off, it is illegal to continue to show, discuss or enter into an agreement for sale if there is already an agreement for sale in process. You will notice I didn't say 'complete'!! Don't let her fool you into thinking you can use one contract/buyer to negotiate a higher price with another buyer. A 'contingency' allows for the dissolution of the contract if not remedied, but it does not allow for multiple contracts to be entered into concurrently as an escape clause or 'back door'. Simple contract law stipulates to this.... you can't sell the same house twice, therefore you can't have two contracts in place or in negotiation at one time. For you sellers, if you believe its ok to operate unethically and/or break the law as long as you get what you want, well then use her.... if it scares you to think that a contract for sale can be easily dissolved because of her practices and subsequently put you in a bind, well then STAY AWAY!!!!! Buyers.... don't even bother looking at her listings. Save yourself and your agent the trouble! She will use your interest in the property to attract buyers of her own so that she doesn't have to split the commission. Your agent will do all the work (since she can never be reached and doesn't work weekends) only to have her change one or two immaterial items (inspection days from 10 to 5) in order to say the agreement is not ratified. She is a website listing agent, not a reputable person, business person and especially not a reputable REAL ESTATE AGENT!!! She should be brought up on charges but may never be since the good reputable agents are fearful of rocking the boat with her. Its up to the consumer to fix this problem! Hit her where it hurts, refuse to look at any of her properties, don't list with her, and if she represents a client (which I doubt will ever happen) to purchase from you, refuse to accept the offer. I will never use her services, look at one of her properties or hold my tongue when her name comes up in conversation. She gives Real Estate agents a bad name!!!! I could go on and on about her bad business practices, but that isn't what this is about. This is about FRAUD!!! And its time more people are aware of her practices before attempting to purchase a home through her. A home purchase is a very difficult and exciting time. She should be making it easier for all parties concerned, not the most difficult time of your life!!! Oh, and yes I protected my identity below, you would to if you were unsure of just how far this woman would go. I don't trust her and neither should you!
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2708 days ago by Carolynyoung
This is Carolyn Young of RE/MAX Premier and RE/MAX 1st Realty. The poster’s statements are inflammatory, uneducated, mean spirited and in the opinion of the Real Estate Commission, false. Thankfully, this matter ended up in front of the West Virginia Real Estate Commission. The Commission disagreed with all of the poster's assertions and the case was dismissed. Here is a copy of the text from the letter that was sent to the poster:

"At it's meeting on May 26 2011, this commission considered the complaint you filed against Carolyn Young. After investigation and a thorough review and evaluation of all the information received in this matter the Commission determined there was no probable cause to indicate that Ms. Young had violated the Real Estate License Act or Legislative Rules. Therefore, the complain was dismissed."

I do not intend on responding to any subsequent posts by this person and so I want there to be a full and public record of the facts for anyone who may come across this posting.

Before I share a few basics of the situation I want to be very clear about one thing: this poster was NOT a client of mine. The poster is a buyer who was represented by another agent, and found themself in a multiple offer situation on one of my listings; they ultimately lost out to another buyer. That’s it – that’s the full extent of all their suffering. They made an offer on a property I had listed and my seller counter offered; the poster sat on the counteroffer for 5 days and in the meantime another offer came in that was higher than theirs and the seller accepted it. The poster's false and reckless anonymous ranting is spilt milk that they did not get what they wanted. Their thinking appears to go something like this: they didn’t get what they wanted, and that makes everyone else unethical. Their thinking is also affected by serious misunderstanding about real estate contracts. No wonder they lost out on their offer - the poster did not understand what their actual contractual rights were (the poster thought they had more rights than they actually did), nor what the seller's actual contractual obligations were (the poster thought the seller had less rights than they actually did).

The 'advice' this poster gives about real estate contracts is so misguided, that any buyer or seller who follows it will find themself sorely disadvantaged. If you are a buyer or seller and would like high quality professional advice about buying or selling a home, I can be reached at [email protected]

Again, I do not intend on responding to any subsequent posts by this person. The poster’s statements are inflammatory, uneducated, mean spirited and in the opinion of the Real Estate Commission, false. The case was dismissed.
2440 days ago by Sloggin
I have dealt with Ms Young in the past. Yes, she is all about getting a dual commission. This can easily be proved from seeing her sales on mris going back several years... mostly they are dual commission sales. How are people like her allowed to operate? You can expect little to nothing from the real estate commission, although they may argue it to the contrary, they are there to protect the realtor. Don't be fooled by her being happy it went to the real estate commission...so what. All the commission would have to do would be to bother to look up her recorded sales over the years to find that a high percentage of them are dual commissions. They know this, and they do nothing even though it is obvious what is going on. I have known of very detailed information against her in the past, (as if her listed sales would not be enough proof), that she should have been stopped long ago. Yet I see that to this day she still continues with her fraudulent practice. Ms Young, you know exactly what you are doing. Kudos to you, but I know what you see in the mirror every morning can not be very attractive. On the other hand, for a person without any ethics, maybe what you see is attractive to you.
2382 days ago by MarleyT
We also dealt with Carolyn Young on the purchase of our current home...she was not our agent..but was very difficult to deal with and was very unethical when it came to getting our well to pass the tests on drinkable water. We were told by the company that tested the water, and then shocked the well that they told Ms Young's employee that the water in the well was not safe to drink b/c of a hole in the well casing and the employee told the well company that they didn't care and all they needed was for the well to pass one test. Thankfully, my husband and I didn't trust the passed test since there was a hole in the well casing, and did not let our very young children, including a newborn, drink water from the well until we fixed the problem on our own and retested the water again.

I will urge everyone I know not to use her. Every interaction we had with her or our realtor had with her was difficult and unpleasant.

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