This is an archive of a consumer complaint published against American Real Estate Idols at Scamity.com on 17-Oct-14.
Business Details –
- Name: American Real Estate Idols
- Address: 7322 S Rainbow Blvd, #115
- City: Las Vegas, Alabama
- Country: United States
- Phone: 7025017340
- Website: www.americanrealestateidols.com
Original Complaint against American Real Estate Idols published at Scamity.com on 17-Oct-14 says, verbatim –
When we signed up, we were promised ads starting October 1st. No ads. | A separate web page. No contact from AREI as promised by saleman. | 24/7 operators answering queries. I have called over 25 times and never gotten an answer. Until recently their message was to e-mail them.Voice mail has changed, but now e-mail is bounced back. Clearly the policy is we don't talk to the agents if we have cashed their checks. | This is supposed to be modeled on 1-800-DENTISTS, a legitimate business that has had some success, but at least does what it says it will do. | I have had several people test the system to see if they would be referred to us. They always get someone from elsewhere (up to 50 miles away) until recently when they started getting a message that said that there was no agent for the zip code. AREI had sold exclusivity as part of the deal. | To answer some of the defense given above. The site in its current form could be put together very simply at nominal cost. What was promised and would be costly is new ads (those referred to were sold to us as test ads for the Vegas and Texas area). The sales rep may have engaged in hyperbole, but promised at least one with an HGTV star. | The way the rep explained the planned ads (again represented as remnant purchase) was logical and spread across a number of demographics. It is actually a lot easier than you might think to buy 700 ads spread across the 20 or so networks. | Remnant advertising on a national basis is at best hit-or-miss and I thought we went into this with our eyes open about potential for success. However, we did not expect to be defrauded. | Communication with people who have given them large amounts of money might have been a good place to start. It's a lot easier to accept a situation when there is an explanation, but when a contract is not fulfilled AND there is no communication it is not only a legal issue, it shows a total disregard for ethics.