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By Zig Ziegler


February 17, 2011

Editor, SitNews:

The weekend edition of the Ketchikan Daily News printed an article regarding Alliance Realty and Alliance Realty Property Management. I approached Tom Miller, author, after I read the article to offer some clarification and explanation to the information he had gathered for the article. There were some glaring errors, specifically the amount of money and including personal business with company business. He did not appear to be interested in any kind of immediate follow up so I am choosing this forum to do so.

A real estate licensee of Alliance Realty was discovered to have misused some funds from the accounts of Alliance Realty. Apparently the funds were used to pay for work performed by one of the Alliance Realty's companies, Rocuzi LLC. These funds were to be repaid when refinancing of certain properties was completed. Unfortunately, the refinancing and the funds were not restored.

As a result, his real estate license has been forfeited, and he is no longer associated with Alliance Realty. He is making restitution of the funds. To date, all is accounted for. I have also pledged to make sure that everyone doing business with Alliance is completely protected, not because I was involved with the use of the funds, but because as owner and broker of Alliance, it is my responsibility.

I have also made agreements with previous owners and licensees Barb Bigelow and Bev Davies to purchase their ownership interests. Neither of these ladies was involved in any way.

Property management will continue under the management of Duane Dorr, someone who has provided excellent customer service for several years.

The most important thing I wish to convey is that business will go on, customers will be properly dealt with and our service will be second to none.

I am available at 617-2054 for any questions.


Zig Ziegler
Ketchikan, AK

About: Owner and broker of Alliance Realty

Received February 15, 2011 - Published February 17, 2011



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