Spam prevention
Rainmaker
850,070
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When the affects of COVID crate a potentially homeless situation, those who are desparate will grab for the faitest ray of hope so their family can sleep under a roof.
There is the tradgedy.
The hardest hit never get a break.
The greedy however, chasing the 'too good to be true' get schooled.

Jan 14, 2021 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,213,583
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't deal with long-term rentals much at all, but when I do I am always surprised by how many scams are still out there.  The long-term rental game is such a mess and has been for a very long time.  I feel bad for those that choose to move from one long-term rental to another year after year rather then buying something themselves and settling down.

Jan 14, 2021 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
730,908
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

It amazes me how many people fall for these.  I've had to put signs up at listings noting that they're not for rent and have said the "If it sounds too good to be true" phrase too many times to count.  Unreal...

Jan 14, 2021 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,855,350
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When something sounds to good to be true, there is a reason! So many warnings get so little attention.

Jan 14, 2021 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,949,865
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

This is believably unbelievable that people to not do more vetting ... trust but verify.  

Unfortunate. And so sad for her and others that are taken by these scams. 

Jan 14, 2021 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,563
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

These have been going on for years, following the same pattern as listed above.  People really need to learn to look for the listing elsewhere or to contact the agent directly.  When my listings and rentals have been used like this in prior years, people drove by and saw the sign was different than what was on craigslist and called directly.

Jan 14, 2021 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,178,446
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

This is the story of human nature!  There is nothing new about it, and people just do not listen no matter how many ways they are told.  A

Jan 14, 2021 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,662,615
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's a little early for these scams isn't it? Usually in May when everyone wants to move at once.

Jan 14, 2021 05:25 AM
Ambassador
5,037,129
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We put a sign in the window of all of our rentals to warn people of potential scams and ask them to call us of they have seen a CL scam on the property.

Jan 14, 2021 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,591,054
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To those that are not seasoned, experienced or trained, the scam hunts well

Jan 14, 2021 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
939,379
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

all manner of scams out there

Jan 14, 2021 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
837,060
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

As long as there are those who are willing to succumb to a scam, there will be scammers.

Jan 14, 2021 10:05 AM