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Rainmaker
761,452
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Always be leary of someone who won't give you their name when they contact you.  ;)

Apr 10, 2019 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,038,074
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Offers significantly over list price

High appraisals

Soft seconds

Apr 10, 2019 03:35 AM
Ambassador
3,054,304
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wish you all the best with your real estate studies. 

Apr 10, 2019 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,916,255
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Anonymous individuals. 

Apr 10, 2019 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,111,553
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This question was asked the other day. Check the archives. As for fraud... I don't think about it. In 25 years I've not had a whiff of fraudulent activity in my practice. 

Apr 10, 2019 03:57 AM
Ambassador
4,254,145
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Wire fraud is a huge issue for buyers right now. Never use wire instructions emailed to you/your buyer.

Apr 10, 2019 07:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,204,874
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I use the smell test. Luckily, it has worked for me. No fraud attempts in my career. Then again I avoid emails from foreign countries offering me millions to help my lost lost relative.

Apr 10, 2019 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You should always look out for red flags... ALL of them and there is no shortage someone could easily write a whole book on the various problems, issues, scams etc.

Pay particular attention and watch out for Nigerian Princes.

Apr 11, 2019 08:10 AM
Ambassador
5,402,804
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of spoofing out there, pick up the phone to make sure you know who you are dealing with.

Apr 10, 2019 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,462,605
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many good responses.

Apr 10, 2019 03:18 PM
Rainmaker
684,215
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Long Trench Coats & Back Alley's

Apr 10, 2019 02:15 PM
Rainer
317,165
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Out of area buyer makes offer wants to add "assigns" to the offer. Buyer never comes to see the property. Buyer has all cash in account in Democratic Republic of Congo and Belarius. Buyer refuses to show ID. Facts don't match up with things the buyer said.  Seller is unavailable and another party negotiates on their behalf while the seller is "away." Flipping for profit- inflating value of sale in a tract to record comps for cash out refinances. Large cash out refinances repeating with new owners in cycles. FRaud alerts on credit reports. Google search person's business they state does not exist... and a million more

Apr 10, 2019 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,826
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is....and it's probably fraud...

Apr 10, 2019 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,386,568
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Learn to search the forum, this question has been asked several times in the last week.  Question reported for violating AR's terms of use.

Apr 10, 2019 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
6,599,923
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Be alert for things that appear to be too good to be true.

Apr 10, 2019 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
910,046
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Some things do not pass the smell test.

Use your head.

Apr 10, 2019 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,581,412
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You have good answers here. A

Apr 10, 2019 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,042
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In any relationship there are dynamics that trigger the common sense. Let them to do so and then act on them. In Real Estate it even comes out more because of the "money" to be made aspect of it....

Apr 10, 2019 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,275
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Same question every day for 10 years. Please look up the ans. 1000s are posted before.

Apr 10, 2019 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,329,768
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is

Apr 10, 2019 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,023,390
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Buyer wants to cash a check

Apr 10, 2019 04:57 AM
Ambassador
952,822
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

No clue

Apr 10, 2019 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
2,062,514
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No idea.

Jun 16, 2019 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,586
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

What the answers! 

Jun 16, 2019 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,935,194
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If it feels wrong, it probably is.

Apr 24, 2019 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,008,996
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

folow what you were taught and you will not get in trouble.

 

Apr 11, 2019 04:44 PM