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Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't you finished real estate school yet? 

Feb 17, 2017 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,289
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If it looks too good to be true ~ be careful. The best way to be protected: work with an experienced RE licensee or a lawyer.

Feb 17, 2017 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Hire a licensed real estate professional.

Feb 17, 2017 12:17 PM
Ambassador
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There are scams everywhere!!!  If anything seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Ask for their phone number so you can have your attorney call them.  That should weed them out.  

Feb 17, 2017 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

abby tiscareno If it's too good to be true avoid them.

Feb 17, 2017 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Pay your mortgage on time

Feb 18, 2017 11:33 AM
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

Michael Setunsky nailed this one!

Feb 18, 2017 02:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

By working with a licensed real estate professional.

Feb 17, 2017 04:30 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Verify, verify, verify. Also double and triple check anything that comes in the mail or any person that calls.

Feb 17, 2017 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
612,606
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

There are more scams than just foreclosures...get yourself educated as much as you can.

Eve

Feb 17, 2017 01:06 PM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Extensive research. 

Feb 17, 2017 11:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Don't fall for them always back track any inbound call or letter for authenticity

I've gone back in time to answer old posts just because I want to see if anyone reads old questions... if I get no LIKES I will assume they don't and stop reading them lol

Feb 09, 2018 07:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When it seems too good to be true....

Feb 21, 2017 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Know the signs, grammar and mis-spellings is usually a good sign.

Feb 19, 2017 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If it comes in the mail and promises to keep you in your house after your home is sold at auction.... it's a scam.

Feb 18, 2017 11:33 AM
Ambassador
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

True...

Feb 18, 2017 10:58 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

abby tiscareno You need to be cautious with foreclosure scams.

Feb 18, 2017 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

By avoiding people who offer free advice that sounds to good to be true.

Feb 18, 2017 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

They can't.

When one CHOOSES to engage in transactions that are beyond their experience, knowledge and resources, they will eventually pay the price.

Real estate scams, whether related to selling or acquiring or financing is like playing 'whack-a-mole' as soon as you see one, another pops up.

If one fears scam, it is best to hire some scam insurance who possess the experience, knowledge and resources..

Feb 18, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When it sounds too good to be true, it usually always is. Hire a local and trusted Realtor who is well experienced in foreclosures and you can avoid these commom scams

Feb 18, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't handle foreclosures. Why not do some research and write a post about this subject? You'll learn a whole lot more.

Feb 18, 2017 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Be alert for anything that appears too good to be true.

Feb 18, 2017 04:22 AM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

abby tiscareno - certain red flags which makes  you think - is it true?

Feb 17, 2017 10:53 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Best to hit delete quickly.

Feb 17, 2017 10:41 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hire a licensed real estate agent, a real estate attorney and a great home inspector!

Feb 17, 2017 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Feb 17, 2017 07:20 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Use an attorney.

Feb 17, 2017 07:20 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

If it sounds too good to be true it more than likely is a red flag.  Common sense is key at all times.  Don't be greedy as that can get in the way of reality and your key to right and wrong.

Feb 17, 2017 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hire a professional Realtor!

Feb 17, 2017 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Do your research and work with a licensed real estate professional.

Feb 17, 2017 05:40 PM