A GROUP OF singletons in Japan who claim they were tricked into buying apartments by real estate agents feigning a romantic interest in them launched legal action this week....Once contracts were signed and sealed, the romance disappeared and the estate agent skipped out of the relationship, leaving the new homeowners with the keys to a new front door but not to anyone else’s heart...One victim was persuaded to buy three properties
Real Lawsuit in Japan! Real Estate Agents Abscond After They Seduce Buyers into Purchasing Homes 40% Over Market Value!
I've heard of buyer's remorse but this is twisted! 2 men & 10 women claim their real estate agents practically seduced them into buying property. Wow, that's a new excuse! They're sayin' they were scammed into thinking they might get married. Honestly folks, matrimony had nothing to do with signing on the dotted line for that house. They made a mistake. Plain and simple. And now they are trying do say their realtor was nothing more than a gigolo! LOL! Jilted Buyers!
SHOCK: Twin Peaks House Collapses Down Hill Mid-Remodel...Owner is Ex-Building Inspection Commission President!!
Scary! San Francisco Chronicle reports that a house under renovation has crumbled down Twin Peaks! Something is fishy. The owner is Mel Murphy, "a city port commissioner and a director of the Coalition for Responsible Growth, a political advocacy group funded largely by developers and others with real estate interests." Do you think he was allowed to cut corners?!
UPDATE: Murphy dodged $15,000 in permit fees by lying to the City with a lowball construction estimate! Not fair!!
Is this what taking a listing means in Jersey?! These two realtors were caught on camera red-handed with their pants down (literally!) by their seller's security cameras. They were doing the nasty several times over weeks! Sellers are suing them for deliberately steering away buyers so they could have a sex playground (ummm, get a motel like a normal person!) and for intentionally over pricing the $650k house so they could continue their secret trysts! Can you believe realtor Lindsay is a former Passaic County Board of Realtors president?! Definitely on Santa's naughty list! Tsk Tsk!
Desert News reports:
"In 2012, Ashworth was named Coldwell Banker's top sales agent for its affiliate offices in Utah. He is also a recipient of the Uintah Basin Board of Realtors Presidential Award.
The award-winning real estate broker has been sentenced for forging federal termite inspection records and other mortgage documents.
On Tuesday, 8th District Judge Clark McClellan sentenced Kyle David Ashworth to serve 14 concurrent terms of up to five years in prison for his convictions on eight counts of forgery and six counts of communications fraud."
Sellers Beware of Fake Realtors Who'll Rob You When You Leave The House During The Showing Appointment!!
Sellers, ask for a business card and alert your listing agent when (alleged) agents call you to show your property. You never know what kinda of whack-a-doo you're letting into your home! It is important to give buyers their own space and time to bond with the house, but it is also acceptable for you to wait outside in your car or across the street at your neighbor's.
From Inman: Two women in Houston posing as a real estate agent and a home buyer conned sellers into leaving their homes for showings so the duo could rob their houses, according to police. One of the schemers was being held in police custody Tuesday, and the other was still at large.
Best Laid Schemes of Mice and...Realtors?! Prudential Luxury Agents Sabotage Rival Property With Dead Mice & Snakes!
SF 'Landlords From Hell' Jailed For Terrorizing Tenants, Fleeing Country & Being Jerks! (She Was A Realtor Too!)
The star of Bravo TV's Million Dollar Listing NY is facing an investigation by the Dept of Real Estate. He had the gall to photoshop his listing to the point it was unrecognizable. Suspicious!!!
News flash: a "little white lie didn't kill anybody", but it certainly gives the rest of us realtors a bad name! Thanks a heap! Luis kinda sorta maybe not really apologized on Bravo TV's blog....Do you accept his apology?
Check out my tip about dissing agents on your blog for RealEstate.com's article 7 Blogging Mistakes Made By Real Estate Agents. (My friend Fred Glick also has a good tip about posting on facebook vs blog)