In the digital age, everyone has the ability to share their information with, well, anyone who also frequents Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, and so on and so on.
So if a renter or homeowner takes issue with a landlord or property manager, all of the gory details can be splashed across the Internet for anyone to read.
This has caused some problems for the real estate industry.
Wrote too many letters to a homeowner about their old car sitting in the driveway? It’s likely his or her feelings about the situation will be shared online.
Mark Sandlin, a guest columnist for the Nelson County Gazette in Kentucky, writes about how this generation has changed the industry, citing some landlords and property managers who have created new leases or added addendums that punish renters and homeowners for posting negative reviews on social media.