Samuel P. Leccima’s License Revocation DocumentsPosted: August 29, 2006
The Georgia Real Estate Commission finally sent me information about Samuel P. Leccima’s real estate license and the reason that it was revoked. First, let’s look at his certification. He got his license in 2002, and except for a few periods of inactive status, he remained licensed until September of 2005.
But then there’s the revocation. I will let you read it for yourself, but it appears that Mr. Leccima had several problems throughout his career as a real estate agent that involve some seriously questionable dealings.
In one 2002 deal, a purchaser’s earnest money was not returned when the deal didn’t go through. The administrative court found that Mr. Leccima altered the contract after the deal was signed, and was involved in some curious financial dealings.
In 2003 there was another property that failed to close. Mr. Leccima claimed to be working for a real estate company that he was not actually affiliated with. The administrative court found that Mr. Leccima failed to deliver the sales contract to the purchaser. Once again, earnest money was not returned when the deal didn’t complete. The administrative court further found that Mr. Leccima added the language “After inspection, earnest money is nonrefundable” to the sales contract without authorization or consent after it had been signed.
Additionally, the administrative court found that in 2004 Mr. Leccima represented on a website that he was affiliated with a real estate firm that he was not then affiliated with.
Mr. Leccima didn’t respond to the Georgia Real Estate Commission’s examination of his actions, and his license was revoked. I’ve contacted Mr. Leccima via email and asked him to comment on his license revocation and received no response.
On Flip This House, Mr. Leccima hasn’t represented that he is a licensed Real Estate Agent. Many, however, have been quite curious about the new cast – perhaps A&E should have more carefully screened its new cast members as a number of individuals look up to the successful businesspeople who appear on shows like Flip This House.