Don’t respond to blind real estate help wanted ads

You’ll frequently see help wanted ads on Craigslist from real estate firms seeking to hire leasing agents or experienced brokers.

If the ad was placed on behalf of a licensed rental service or real estate broker and doesn’t name the firm, the ad is a violation of the Illinois Real Estate License Act.

The firm that placed the ad is either ignorant of its legal obligations or willfully ignoring them. In either case, it’s not a firm you want to consider joining. In a world that Google documents relentlessly, you might be permanently tainting your employment history and limiting your future options.

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