Report: #946701

Complaint Review: Battiata Real Estate Group - Del Mar California

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  • Reported By: Sandra — San Diego California United States of America
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  • Battiata Real Estate Group 445 Marine View Avenue, Suite 390 Del Mar, California United States of America
  • Phone: 800-980-0628
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  • Category: Realtors

Matthew Battiata Real Estate Matt Battiata Unethical, Morally-Bankrupt Broker Del Mar, California

*Consumer Comment: Stay Clear of this Guy

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I'm writing this report in hopes that it will save people from making a huge mistake in hiring Matthew Battiata.  I have been in the industry for almost 16 years, and I have had to do business with some people that I wish I didn't have to, but Matthew is known by his peers as the worst of the worst.

It is not my intention to get clients from posting this report.  Just to help people!

What Matthew does with his business is considered to be a major violation of our National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics.  He has created a structure with his business to where he lists a property, and only reviews and accepts offers that come from his Buyers.  He never has anyone answer calls coming in from outside Agents, or replies to our e-mails when we submit offers on behalf of our Buyers.  It has come to the point where none of us will even show his listings!

Below is from a Facebook conversation of many of us (Realtors/Brokers) here in the San Diego area today:

Tim: does anyone know the secret to getting an offer accepted by battiata?

Tori: Yeah don't show the listing.

Joda: hand deliver to the office! good luck!

Wendy: Hahahaha!!!! Totally impossible! I refuse to waste my time showing his listings!

Cathy: I would move right along to the next one if I were you...

Vincent: LOL!, maybe you have to work there

Adam: yah work for him

Adam: email it the property owner

Darlynn: That's funny, sorry but it is !

Wendy: By the way, he is hiring on craigslist today...RUN DON'T WALK!

Sandra: Good luck with that!! I cannot stand that guy.

Susan: haha....lol....haha...lol...I wont put it in print but call me!

Brad: Great biz model for him and his team, but outside realtors and their buyers have better odds in Vegas.

Meyers: We have same problem with handful of agents in Las Vegas.  I think they give priority to in house offers first and well maybe even those than come in last minute.  There are three There are three teams in Las Vegas I will avoid at all costs.  Unless my clients find that listing and ask me about it. I do not include their properties in my searches anymore.....wonder how they will do when the reo inventory runs dry (well on its way here!)

Sandra: He is all about what benefits himself.  I don't like saying anything bad about other people, but I cannot hold it in when it comes to an unethical, morally-bankrupt Broker.

Andrea: Lol...that's funny, you don't and we will never show his listings either. Waste of time!

Armando: Be patient.  Someday sooner than you think, short sales will be a thing of the past. Some days you own the bat, other days you take the beating.  Soon the shoe will be on the other foot.

Tori: I wish his clients could read this post!

Sandra: What goes around, comes around!  We are a group of people that at some point do business with each other, or meet.  It's important for us to be professional and work together in a positive manner.  I do not get why people like Matthew think they own the market and treat other Realtors/Brokers like they do not exist.

Sandra: @Tori...you read my mind!

Tori: Google reviews about him surprised he gets any listings.

Sandra: Maybe we should do our own review of him for the public to read!

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#1 Consumer Comment

Stay Clear of this Guy

AUTHOR: Hop Sing - (United States of America)

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My agent just received this........big scam if you know how to read between the lines.

Thank you for your offer! The Battiata Real Estate Group works cooperatively with buyer's agents to manage the short sale process. As you know, to short sell a home is a timely process. During the process we may require the buyers agents supply comps to justify the purchase price, the buyer may need to increase their purchase price due to a counter, and/or the buyer may  be asked to cover any necessary shortage of fees (in addition to the purchase price) in order to close a short sale successfully.  The amount of the cash contribution for shortages, if necessary, is unknown until we have full lender approval.  Possible shortages may encompass fees such as past due HOA, HOA doc or transfer fees, cash contributions to subordinate short sale lenders, and fees cut such as: full or partial seller's escrow, seller's tc fee.  Once we receive short sale approval and the terms are finalized,  all will be fully disclosed to you in an email and an addendum.  Your buyers response to these questions below will help the seller in making a decision on which offer to send to the short sale lender for review. Please respond to all with the following confirmations:1. We are finding that shortages a buyer may need to contribute can range from $1,000-$5,000(possibly more if a Jr Lien requires more), is your buyer able to cover this on top of the purchase if necessary?2. Please confirm that the buyer(s) viewed the property under your supervision.3. If a lender is involved, please request the loan agent to send me an email confirming that the cash contribution, if necessary, will work with the loan program.4. If a lender is involved, did the buyer(s) completed a FULL DOC. REVIEW FOR LOAN APPROVAL?5. Buyer(s) willing to commit to the term of the short sale process, which is typically 3-5 months.6. If an HOA is involved, please confirm that it is FHA/VA approved. (If there is a question about whether a complex is approved then have your lender send confirmation that they can lend on the unit) We look forward to your response!

Thanks!-- Alie McNameeBattiata Real Estate GroupREALTOR CA DRE# 01898261Office: 760-930-9898Fax: 866-698-9830

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