…comments he made on his blog about a developer!Wow!The short version: The blogger said that a development was sure to have lots of problems along the lines of what happened when the developer went bankrupt in the ’80s. Problem is, the developer never went bankrupt (although he admits financial problems).Interestingly, the law professor who is interviewed doesn’t think the developer has much of a case against the real estate agent, but even if the case is dropped, damage has already been done to the agent, Lucas Lechuga, considering his broker let him go and he’s now got to pay legal fees!
”We just don’t condone making statements, especially negative statements, about anyone, so we have terminated our relationship with our associate,” said EWM President Ron Shuffield.
Interestingly, another Ron Shuffield goes on to say:
“I viewed these statements to be more negative in tone than just providing information,” Shuffield said, adding the firm wouldn’t have hired Lechuga had it known about the blog…”We want to encourage associates to be a positive source of information,” Shuffield said.
Interestingly, I wonder if this will put the scare on other Miami bloggers and in particular, other Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realtors like Kevin Tomlinson of the South Beach Real Estate blog.However, in therms of the story I’m a bit conflicted. While I hate to see a blogger get kicked around for comments he (apparently) thought were true, there’s definitely a lesson to be learned about the need to be smart in your blogging.By the way, the blog post in question has been edited to take away the incorrect facts, but can still be found here: Closing to Begin at the Opera Tower Very Soon.UPDATE: There’s now a video!