Michael Hellickson has become infamous in the greater Seattle area for fraudulent claims and misrepresenting real estate clients and homes. The self-proclaimed “Washington State’s (and the entire Northwest’s) #1 real estate agent and also one of the top REO brokers in the nation,” also leads ClubWealth, a coaching company offering webinars and seminars for real estate professionals.
May 13, 2011: “An administrative-law judge has upheld the state’s decision to revoke the real-estate license of Pierce County broker Michael Hellickson, agreeing that he engaged in dishonest practices that took advantage of struggling homeowners. If Judge Terry Schuh’s ruling sticks, Hellickson — touted on national television as an expert on distressed property sales — would be out of the real-estate business for at least 10 years. In a 53-page ruling Thursday, Schuh also upheld the Department of Licensing’s revocations of the licenses of Hellickson’s wife, Tara, and their Bonney Lake firm, Hellickson.com. The firm specializes in “short sales” for less than the seller owes on the property, and has represented sellers throughout the state,”…read the full story.
Source: Seattle Times business reporter, Eric Pryne. “Decision to yank Hellickson’s real-estate license upheld”