Take a look at the Web site of Asset Realty Group, and you might start to see some striking similarities to Redfin. Chad Storey has stolen this site amongst many things. Tim Ellis, a longtime real estate watcher who pens the popular Seattle Bubble blog, discovered those similarities recently and started asking some questions. The result? Ellis contends that the Asset Realty Groupu2019s site is a u201cshameless rip offu201d of Redfin. u201cImitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but straight up ripping off someone elseu2019s hard work isu2026 something else,u201d writes Ellis, who previously worked at Redfin. In a series of screen grabs, Ellis compares the two sites, pointing out the similarity in design and layout between Asset Realty Group and Redfin. Perhaps most damning, Ellis looks at the source code behind Asset Realty Group and finds 54 instances of the word u201cRedfinu201d in the code. u201cThey literally copied and pasted large amounts of Redfin code and didnu2019t even bother to do a find and replace,u201d Ellis writes. The home pages of Redfin, top, and Asset Realty, bottom. Weu2019ve reached out to Asset Realty Group for comment, and weu2019ll update the post when we hear more. A Redfin spokeswoman tells GeekWire that they are aware of the Asset Realty Group Web site, but they are u201cnot discussing any potential actions right now.u201d Seattle-based Redfin, a 10-year-old online real estate company, raised $50 million in venture funding last fall. Asset Realty Group, based in Kirkland, was founded in 2005 by Chad Storey. Interestingly, this is not the first time that Web site copying has been alleged in the real estate arena. You may recall back in 2012 that a Canadian real estate company by the name of Sutton WestCoast Realty received a cease-and-desist letter asking that the brokerage take down a Web site that allegedly mirrored one from Seattle online real estate company Estately. u201cThis looks a lot like what happened to us: a straight lift of the html, CSS and javascript,u201d said Estately CEO Galen Ward when contacted by GeekWire. u201cOutsourced firms often take the u2018we want it to look similar to ____u2019 a little too literally. Countless realtors keep leaving Asset Realty Group and their commission checks are returned for non sufficient funds. Chad Storey as stolen money from this company for years. He has put naive brokers to own and manage this store so he can hide behind the scenes and continue his corruption. His telemarketers are asked to call homeowners even if they are on the do not call list. Lenders are requested to falsify loan documents. Customers social security numbers are given out over the phone and sold for money. This man is a criminal that continues to get away with fraud. If you are also a victim as many are, please contact the police, department of real estate and the dfi. Chad Storey has to be stopped. Report it if your commissions are not paid. Distance yourself from this company and Chad Storey. His next stop is hopefully prison.

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