The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Boston Pads. Basically, there was a group of rabble-rousers that were working with that brokerage, Boston Pads, and they decided that they didn’t like to answer the phones and they didn’t like to take out the trash so they concocted a giant scheme to upset the entire real estate brokerage structure across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and, by extension, the entire real estate brokerage structure across the United States of America. See, these instigators wanted to either get paid for answering the phones and for taking out the trash or not attend to those housekeeping chores at at all. Wah! These subversives wanted to get paid as employees rather than get paid as independent contractors but what these real estate agent provocateurs really wanted was the best of both worlds; they wanted to get paid for performing the minutia and get paid the commissions. These troublemakers wanted to double dip. I’m sorry but you’d need to get a job with the government if you want to double dip.
Now that I’ve used almost every synonym in the dictionary for these type of real estate agents, I’d like to let you know that a guy named Robert Hahn (@robhahn) of 7DS Associates, under his Notorious R.O.B. moniker, did a wonderful dissection of the court’s decision in his post entitled “Monell v. Boston Pads: Hold Off on the Jubilation“. I recommend that you read his thoughts if you have any interest in the real estate brokerage model and its future.