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Beware of Ward Realty Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Beware of Ward Realty Point Pleasant, New Jersey

There is a realtor named Paul Ward in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (Ward Realty). I want to warn anyone who is considering renting or buying on the Jersey Shore not to go near him. We’ve rented the same house there for years, always choosing the week we want a year in advance. This year my 2020 plans were confirmed by his office on the phone and in a written confirmation from him.

Then we were sent a contract where he tried to slip in different dates. When confronted, he first told me no such confirmation—which my attorney assures me is a legal contract—existed. When I produced it, he told me that it was because Leap Year shifted the dates! I had chosen the dates.

He became nasty and non-responsive, not making promised calls. He offered us another house nearby which would have been acceptable, but after two days of consideration, when we told him we’d take it, he told us that house was never available, it was fully rented. He offered no other explanation.

He has never returned our deposit from this year (July). I suspect he probably took a kickback from a renter to give our week away. I’m filing a complaint with the New Jersey Government licensing body.

But the bottom line is this: Don’t go near this guy. His firm apparently also sells insurance, and I can’t imagine him paying claims properly. I have the resources to change my plans and deal with unethical behavior, and illegal actions. But not everyone does.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 6

  • Timothy Wilson

    September 8, 2019

    Alan, there is always one who thinks they can get over by trying to play someone for a fool. There shortsightedness and desire for quick profits is what they used as justification for scamming people.

    This Ward individual is emblematic of the Golden Goose children’s fairy tale. Couldn’t be satisfied with a long-term client, who provided guaranteed revenue for his property well in advance on a regular basis. Tied to gouge you for more only to soon realize the prize he is loosing along with a ton of bad publicity and a likely law suit not to mention a possible investigation into his business practices. All because he was trying – as the young ones say – get over.

    I know people who would jump for joy if they had a client like you and knew they could count on you and your family renting their place out on regular basis. I’m also keenly aware, this person has no idea what he is in for he clearly shouldn’t have poked the bear.

      • Timothy Wilson

        September 25, 2019

        I’m guessing you’ll find a better place, with better rates and better people.

          • John Rudy

            April 19, 2021

            You and I should talk

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