The real estate agents with the Michael Houck Real Estate Team were all subjected to a disciplinary action by the Wyoming Real Estate Commission.
According to a settlement agreement, Michael Houck’s team of 13 members, including Houck, were all required to pay a $100 fine and take a four-hour marketing, advertising and social media compliance class.
A verified complaint, which was filed by five different brokers and salespersons, alleges that Houck and his team provided a list of names to Firepoint, an advertising agency, which then created misleading advertisements.
Specifically, the complaint alleges that when someone would search for one of 17 different real estate agents or two real estate companies, ads for that agent would redirect the user to Houck’s website.
The verified complaint was sent on January 12, and Rebecca Zisch, executive director of the commission, said their investigator, Kamron Ritter, then followed up on the allegations.