We were clutching our pearls when we heard about the two New Jersey Coldwell Banker agents who were caught on candid camera having several vigorous romps in a listing. After discovering that their agent, Robert Lindsay, was entertaining a blonde woman later identified as fellow Coldwell Banker agent Jeannemarie Phelan.
They were spotted on security cameras getting hot and heavy all over the home on 13 separate occasions, said homeowner Robert Weiner in a recent Inside Edition report, who is now suing Lindsay and the Coldwell Banker office, alleging that the agent involved intentionally overpriced Weiner’s home in order to use it as a love shack. Here are a few more details from a CBS New York report:
The lawsuit alleged Lindsay and Phelan used the Weiners’ home as their play pad to have sexual relations while the couple was at work.
In this difficult real estate market, homes are typically priced to sell. But the plaintiffs said Lindsay purposely priced the Weiners’ house to sit at $650,000.
“Lindsay intentionally listed the house at above market value so there would be little traffic in the home,” the lawsuit said.
The Weiners claimed Lindsay made his very own key, so he would not have to use the electronic lock box that keeps track of visiting agents.
And the suit said everything was caught on surveillance camera.
The suit was filed in the Passaic County Law Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. The plaintiffs claimed breach of contract, negligence, and infliction of emotional damage. It sought unspecified damages.
This is so dodgy, folks, and seems terribly stupid considering that Lindsay and Phelan both noticed the security cameras during their trysts, but continued to get busy in Weiner’s vacant home despite the surveillance equipment. Gross!
Here’s the statement from the Coldwell Banker office following the Inside Edition report:
In a statement to INSIDE EDITION, Coldwell Banker said: “Immediately after learning of the allegation of improper behavior at the property by two independent contractors in January 2012, we ceased our affiliation with the agents. These agents have not listed or sold properties on our behalf since the allegation of misconduct at the home was first reported. The alleged misconduct at the home does not in any way represent how we conduct business as a company, and certainly is not reflective of the quality, commitment and integrity of our management or the more than 3,200 sales professionals affiliated with our company. We hold affiliated agents to the highest ethical standards.” – Hal Maxwell, president Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New Jersey.
So, what we want to know is whether you, our dear readers, have heard of any hanky panky happening at a listing? What do you think about these agents and their actions?