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Rainmaker
1,530,878
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

When the other party was anonymous 

Mar 26, 2017 09:52 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Not real estate, but this happened to me about 20 years ago on a business trip:  One morning somebody was beating on my motel room door.  When I opened the door, a deputy sheriff was standing there.  My rental car parked in front of the room had a dent in the driver side door, and the window was smashed (Mercury Marquis).  The cop asked if it was my car.

    A scantily-clad woman standing behind the car was screaming about something.  Some other girls were standing across the way watching this scene unfold. A lady cop took the hooker by the arm and put her in the back of a police car.  

    Yes, red flags were flying and it was a shady situation. 

Mar 26, 2017 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
678,988
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Whenever someone is not "straight" with me, it's a red flag and my gut tells me to watch out or get out.

Mar 26, 2017 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

When buyers will not call you back, RED FLAG.

Mar 26, 2017 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not me.

Mar 26, 2017 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes. I once had a guy offer to purchase my cow for "magic" beans. Something about him made me think this was just a scam. A few days later the paper reported he sold the beans to a widow's son, Jack, and they ended up making a mint. Looks like I'm the one with egg on my face!

Mar 27, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Meet Slim Shady...

Mar 27, 2017 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Was never in such a situation. What kind of red flags and shady situations are you referring to?

Mar 27, 2017 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

What other agents have said, not telling you the whole story, or telling you one thing then saying something else the next time you speak to them. Those are red flags that mean something could be a little shady.

Mar 26, 2017 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,495
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If stories do not match watch out....

Trust your judgement.

Mar 26, 2017 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,136,153
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

It think Fred Griffin has a good answer.

Mar 26, 2017 08:49 PM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

When people do not communicate or provide the information requested. Sometimes it's just a gut sense something is not right

Mar 26, 2017 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We both have that 6th sense, and usually act on it promptly.  Things don't add up in the initial conversation.  A

Mar 26, 2017 08:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,524
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Nothing was in writing...

Mar 26, 2017 08:09 PM
Rainmaker
142,796
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No,

Mar 26, 2017 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Mar 26, 2017 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,853,482
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When beign questioned by Anonymous.

Mar 27, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Experience along with your gut instinct should be your guide.  In shady and non-shady times alike.  

Mar 27, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, many times.

Mar 27, 2017 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
7,792,895
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You always need to be alert.

Mar 27, 2017 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

As soon as I realize it can be a shady situation, I focus on fixing it or eliminating it entirely. 

Mar 26, 2017 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

When the color was turning red....lol!

Rarely we get such notices! They come as a surprise!

Mar 26, 2017 11:02 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Of course, most are easy to spot.

Mar 26, 2017 09:18 PM
Ambassador
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Go with your gut - it serves you well!

Mar 26, 2017 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well yes and this is a very GENERAL question to post anonymously lol

Mar 04, 2018 09:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,901,369
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No lender letter.

 

Mar 28, 2017 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

common sense always guided me.... plus the Golden Rule.... 

Mar 27, 2017 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just do the right thing

Mar 27, 2017 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,438
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yep.  When my "spidey sense" started tingling.

Mar 27, 2017 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Diana Dahlberg has an answer I agree with.

Mar 27, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,781
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Evasiveness, double-talk or not returning contact is not good

Mar 27, 2017 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,926
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I hold out for the checkered flag

Mar 27, 2017 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes, you can usually see or hear or feel red flags by simply talking to people before you start with them. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is

Mar 27, 2017 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When the grand prince of King Maliamark wanted to buy the house listed, sight unseen and would OVERPAY so I could extract a generous professional fee from the overpayment.

That may contain more than one red flag.

Mar 27, 2017 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,192,949
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, never believer everyone is honest!

Mar 27, 2017 05:57 AM