An Ogden real estate agent has been fined $100 for listing a property that was already listed by another brokerage, a stipulation and order said.
In fall 1989, Jerald V. Priest listed a home on behalf of Gump & Ayers Real Estate Inc., which was rejected by the Multiple Listing Service because the property's listing under Wardley Better Homes & Gardens hadn't been released, the order issued by the state Division of Real Estate said.The property owner had told Priest that Wardley had removed its sign from the home and withdrew its listing, the division said. Priest was also given an unsigned copy of an unconditional withdrawal form, the order said, although Priest maintains he thought it was signed and that the signature hadn't gone through to his copy of the form.
Three days after Priest received the form, a sales agent for Wardley presented an offer to the homeowners, indicating Wardley as the listing and selling agent. But Priest assisted the homeowners in making a counter offer, indicating he was the listing agent, the order said.
Priest admitted wrongdoing and agreed to the fine resolving the petition against him, the order said.