Darren Dattalo is really happy BD moved out of Lower Greenville

It's no secret that BD's move off Lowest Greenville to Junius Heights was the highlight of Melissa Kingston's day (nay, year) a few weeks ago. But that feeling of elation was publicly shared by other members of the coven of neighbors on the Belmont Addition Conservation District Enforcement Committee.

Darren Dattalo is a real estate agent at Keller-Williams Urban Center over on Turtle Creek (it used to be called the Center City office until it moved off of Lowest Greenville). He's LGNA's crimewatch chairman. He's at every meeting, hearing or event having to do with Lowest Greenville. He has made his displeasure with BD and the Bailey home very clear in Board of Adjustment meetings and on the Dallas Observer blogs.

BD is not surprised Dattalo is crowing about BD's move, but did he not think BD would see said crowing? The graphic below was pulled from Darren's Facebook page just last week. In it, you see BD's house, as photographed from outside the fence, BD's borrowed moving truck and the moving team taking a break from the heat.

BD is obviously not a friend of Darren, but a mutual friend or two sent the photo and text to BD. By coincidence, this item was posted on the same day a Lower Greenville NA officer was spied driving down BD's new block. Since the most traffic this street has is the wheelchair races from the Fowler Home, that seemed kinda unusual too.

BD made contact with Darren's boss, Tony Caliendo. Mr. Caliendo left a polite voicemail, confirming what BD already knew - Darren is an independent contractor working under the Keller-Williams name, and anything he says on his own Facebook page is his business.

The commenters are also (to BD's knowledge) real estate agents in the area.

The preamble to the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics includes these comments

The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. No inducement of profit and no instruction from clients ever can justify departure from this ideal.

In the interpretation of this obligation, REALTORS® can take no safer guide than that which has been handed down through the centuries, embodied in the Golden Rule, “Whatsoever ye would that others should do to you, do ye even so to them.”

Accepting this standard as their own, REALTORS® pledge to observe its spirit in all of their activities whether conducted personally, through associates or others, or via technological means, and to conduct their business in accordance with the tenets set forth below. (Amended 1/07)

Let's ask ourselves something: If you were buying or selling a home, would you want a contract with a real estate agent who understands the Golden Rule, or one who thinks the one with the gold makes the rules.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville