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They get so clever. I think we have to use our intuition and act on anything that seems wrong
Too many to list (there are books on this). Check the title, confirm the identities, get proof of funds.
Always make sure your dealing with the true property owner (s).
Good Saturday morning Tony. I have learned to rely on my sixth sense. Rarely does it lead me astray.
Best of luck with your studies.
If it doesn't look right or smell right, question it.
Best to deal with honest people, if they are likely to compromise in one way they may in others.
The lender you have never heard of is a good clue.
Cute baby photos as a profile pic?
there are so many... but asking for things out of the ordinary without good reason.
If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
requiring the buyer to use the sellers title insurance company. usually it indicates a "reverse closing"
As others have said - there are books about this...
In my area tenants are more likely to get swindled with rental scams.
You could write a book on this. It is looks too good to be true, it may not be the truth.
Always check out the buyer seller profile background before engaging in a verbal relationship. I ask for id for renter and show them my license ID(in California). You do not want to get into something that you will regret.
You bet. When you do what you are supposed to do, that is "Get it in writing with proof of funds" avoidance is a red flag.
Full price offer for unseen real estate. Nothing could go wrong there.
'Buyer, Annette Lawrence, and/or assigns'
The list is ENDLESS as the "BUY WITHOUT RISKING YOUR OWN MONEY" seminars flourish.
Make sure you are dealing with an adult, whose image matches the photo. Red flags.
you ask questions filled with such suspicion. is everything going okay?
Tony Trotter go by what your conscious say.
If you feel something is fishy, make sure you check everything in detail.
I agree with Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint . Too easy and too good to be true!
Just follow your gut reactions. Agents (at least if they are properly trained) should be able to identify fraud pretty easily. The public has to watch out for not only fraud, but also incompetence.
If it seems to good to be true....