A New Jersey couple is suing real estate firm Coldwell Banker and two of its New Jersey agents for allegedly sabotaging sales so that the agents could use their vacant home to have sex.
Richard and Sandra Weiner contracted with two agents — Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan — to sell their Wayne, New Jersey home in 2010.
Lindsay, the former president of the Passaic County Board of Realtors, advised the couple to list the house for $650,000.
But instead of showing the home to potential customers, Lindsay and Phelan showed themselves — on camera — at least ten times over a two-year period.
"Lindsay used his position at Coldwell to obtain for himself and Phelan a place to have sex," and he "listed the house above market value to avoid Realtor traffic in the home while he and Phelan carried on their trysts,” according to the suit.
The agents literally got caught with their pants down after Sandra Weiner saw two strange people with flashlights on the home's security cameras.
According to the lawsuit, "The police opened the door to the house and found Lindsay pulling up his pants... Lindsay lied to police by telling them that he was there to prepare the house for an open house. … Instead, Lindsay and Phelan were at the house to have sex."
According to a company statement, Coldwell fired the two agents.
"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."
[image via boblindsay.net and realtor.com]