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Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anything that might result in this!

Feb 14, 2017 03:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

See my previous answers to this question by other members.

Feb 13, 2017 10:11 PM
Ambassador
2,608,498
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   If it sounds to good to be true...

Feb 13, 2017 07:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,490,514
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Another question asked and answered ad nauseum in this venue... why not read those responses and write a post about what you learned.

Feb 14, 2017 03:31 AM
Rainer
352,876
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Paying cash is not a huge red flag.  I have personally paid cash for real estate and have had many buyers do the same and all legit.  Cash buyers are a huge part of the real estate market where I work and believe me, it's all legit. 

Avoiding fraud is easy and if you don't know what fraud is keep your eyes open as it will find you.

Feb 13, 2017 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
577,339
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Large cash deposits are one.. or paying cash for the home.

Feb 13, 2017 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,430,231
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If they want you to skip that whole escrow and title process.

Feb 14, 2017 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,580,884
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

use common sense ....and the golden rule....you'll be fine

Feb 14, 2017 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
945,523
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

If it sounds to good to be true....RUN!!!!

Feb 14, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When it smells fishy, be careful.

Feb 14, 2017 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If it looks to good to be true, it isn't true.

Feb 14, 2017 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,384,706
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When told to "not say anything" and when it sounds to good to be true, t usually always is

Feb 14, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,264,029
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Fred Griffin provided the answer I and others have given on numerous occasions when this question has been asked.  

Feb 14, 2017 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
142,746
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Companies asking for upfront fees from borrowers and promising to stop the borrowers’ foreclosure or promising to get borrowers huge and unrealistic reductions in the principal owed is a red flag.

Feb 13, 2017 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Everything keep your eyes and ears open use common sense not excitment

Feb 13, 2018 07:09 PM
Rainer
258,949
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

A DIY Closing. No title companies, no attorneys. 

Mar 16, 2017 04:55 AM
Ambassador
5,752,727
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When they ak you to send the money to a person in Africa.

Feb 25, 2017 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You know what they say...if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

Feb 15, 2017 07:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,323,069
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

After you have been in the market for while, you will know, it will raise the hairs on your neck!  

Feb 15, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
7,035,360
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Feb 15, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,672,115
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Answered so many times in the past. See, Chapter 5, Selecting your Prison Menu

Feb 14, 2017 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Side contracts that a lender or other parties to the contract don't know about would be one. I would make sure you know your state real estate and licensing laws.  I'm not sure about other states, but we get a new book every July with updates to state law.  Read it, get to know it really well.  

Feb 14, 2017 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,333,744
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Boy, I have to read responds on this one first.

 

Feb 14, 2017 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Morgan Rivas Bait and switch.

Feb 14, 2017 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Feb 14, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,351,289
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

soft seconds

offers over list price

strange appraisals

Feb 14, 2017 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
915,878
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Fraud wears many suits. Good fraudsters changer suits often. However, all of their suits fall into clear categories, and each category has inexhaustable variations. "My buyer does not wish to be identified" is legitimate, but often used to deceive.

Feb 14, 2017 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,357,522
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Guys that look like this...

Feb 13, 2017 09:00 PM
Ambassador
4,552,705
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Gloria Valvasori, ASA - that's a big red flag!

Feb 13, 2017 08:01 PM