You have probably read about realtor Tanya Gersh and her attempts to extort money from Richard Spencer’s mother. Here is how to file a complaint with the Montana Board of Realty Regulation about Tanya Gersh.
- Download the PDF complaint form. You can edit a form pre-filled with the sample answers below.
- Fill out the form; specify “See attached file” under LIST OF WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE and include the trove of emails and public posts made available by Sherry Spencer.
- Send the form to the board via email.
Here are some sample texts for the fields on the form. These should not be used exactly.
Complaint Against: Tanya N. Gersh
License #: RRE-RBS-LIC-38138
Profession/Occupation Type: Realtor/Salesperson
Address: 121 Wisconsin Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937
Nature of Complaint:
On November 22, Tanya N. Gersh contacted Sherry Spencer of Whitefish, MT and relayed to her that if Spencer did not sell her building at 22 Lupfer Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937 then 200 protesters and national media would show up outside — which would drive down the property value — until Spencer complied. Gersh’s other conditions included that Spencer make a political statement written by the Montana Human Rights Network and that Spencer make a donation to this organization from the sale of the property. Gersh then offered Spencer below market value for the property and announced in public that the sale was forthcoming with Gersh as the agent.
List of Witnesses and Evidence:
See attached document.
What Action Are You Requesting Of The Board Or Department?
Montana Code 45-8-213 states “a person commits the offense of violating privacy in communications if the person knowingly or purposely…uses an electronic communication to attempt to extort money or any other thing of value from a person.” Under Montana Code 45-5-203, Intimidation is defined as “with the purpose to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, the person communicates to another, under circumstances that reasonably tend to produce a fear that it will be carried out, a threat to perform without lawful authority… subject any person to physical confinement or restraint.” Gersh has violated both of these statutes and if convicted for Intimidation, would face a prison sentence of ten years. Her actions were illegal and unprofessional and her license to practice as a realtor in Montana should be revoked.
Good luck and happy hunting!