People who think being a real estate is easy don't know how dangerous it is! This realtor in North Carolina showed a home to a "buyer" who pulled a knife on her and tried to sexually attack her. She was able to call to her office to tip off her coworker with a pre-determined code word that meant "SOS, somebody's tryin' to molest me!!!" Someone showed up and the pervert was caught. Be careful out there!
Buyer's Remorse or Buyer's Revenge?! Rejected Buyer Encourages Men to Rape New Owner of House She Lost Out On! Disturbing!
It's a seller's market and sellers are making out like bandits. But be warned: buyers are burnt out & ain't gonna take it no more! Check out the crazy details of this scorned buyer on Gawker!
A San Diego woman who was outbid on her dream home faces felony charges for pulling a series of insane "pranks" against the home's new owner, including inciting rape, listing the victim's home for sale, and advertising high school parties at the house.
The Amanda Knox Murder House For Sale! Real Estate Agent Makes NO Mention of Killings (It Ain't Required to Disclose That in Italy. Is That Right?!)
The house where Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are accused of butchering Meredith Kercher, has gone up for sale.
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!
This brave realtor was minding her business at her open house when she recognized the thief her Association has warned their members about. Yikes! I would have fainted right then & there. But cool as a cucumber, she texted her hubby and seller to call 911...and they nabbed him! So nice to have a husband. For us single gals, we have to fend for ourselves! So carry pepper spray!
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."
In Today's Episode of Crazy Things Rich White People Do: $2M Mansion in Marin Burns to The Ground The Day of Tenant Eviction! Arson or Coincidence?!
Stalker Kept Diary of 200 Possible Victims (Mostly Realtors!) & Then Tried To Rape One in a Model Home!!
This is our worst nightmare! This can happen to anyone, boys too! This dude stayed at my open house the whole time pretending he wanted to buy. He waited til everyone left, and then told me he did come here for the house. He came for me! ACK!!!
Realtor Mag Reports:
A 29-year-old Bucks County, Pa., man was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison for attempting to rape a real estate agent. Frank Yeager kept a diary of more than 200 names and addresses, Facebook pages, businesses, and churches of possible victims, many of which were real estate professionals, police say. On Nov. 25 last year, police say that Yeager tried to lure a Pulte real estate rep into a secluded model home with plans to rape her.
Yes it is true! New York Times reports that domestic abused women who call 911 too many times are considered a public nuisance and can be evicted by their landlords. Can they do that?!
They could do so under the town’s “nuisance property” ordinance, a law intended to protect neighborhoods from seriously disruptive households. Officials can invoke the measure and pressure landlords to act if the police have been called to a rental home three times within four months.
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!)
Elderly woman in San Francisco has been taking realtors for a ride! From free lunches to Louis Vuitton handbags ! Don't be fooled by her LV bag (prolly fake) and her age, she'll dangle the carrot ( show proof of funds and evidence she owns multiple buildings) to make you do things for her. She's scammed other realtors, and she'll scam you. Real estate agents, if you encounter this woman, do not run away. Instead, refer her to that agent who backstabbed you! LOL!
This real estate agent is actin' a damn fool! He been stealing his competitors' for-sale signs. Geez, is this how they do it in Connecticut?! And here I thought Connecticut was all polite uppity.
This guy in South Carolina had a history of grand theft & fraud in Florida, but he still was able get his real estate license in South Carolina. Guess what? By using his access as a realtor, he started stealing jewelry from homes that were on the market. What a creep! The awful thing is that his criminal record was out in the open, if his brokerage had just bothered to fully vet him. Tsk tsk!! We can do better folks!
Two real estate con artists rented out vacation homes in the hoity toity Hamptons, and then sublet-ed the properties as venues for the spoiled teenagers' prom parties. They made off with hundred of thousands of dollars until neighbors complained and the police busted them! Even Kim G (of Bravo TV's Real Housewives of New Jersey) gave her daughter $510 to attend one of these parties.
The owner of a real estate brokerage in Canada became suspicious when several homes one of his agents sold were later involved in drug busts! So he set up a sting with the local police & busted her. Geez, with employees like that, who needs enemies! The public already think realtors are just one step about attorneys (very low)...We don't need to be one step above crack dealers! LOL!
There ain't no housing hilarity to this! Realtors are being slain across the country. It's an epidemic! RisMedia reports: 2 real-estate agents recently were killed in vacant homes for sale, & another was robbed....all within 1 week! Yikes!
World Journal interviewed me again but this time it is about the recent mass murder in a San Francisco quiet neighborhood that has shocked the region. This article focused on the housing angle.
Translated by Andrew Chin & Kai Lu
33 year old is a real estate expert that frequently appears o Money, realtor and HGTV shows. He says, asians are more superstitious, but lots of mainstream people don't care. some people use the opportunity to buy. Some demolish the building, or rent it out for a few years, wait till the market goes back up.
He says " I once has a building, male owner hung himself. A couple came to see, wife says she can't live here, husband says he doesn't mind and wants to buy. After long arguments, husband listened to his wife of course. But this shows some people really care, and some don't mind at all"
He explains, California law requires owner to disclose death in the building within 3 years, no matter if it's homicide or natural death. But he says "even if it's over 3 years, we try to let the seller know, the more details you disclose, the less legal battle you get into later"
He says, one year ago there's a research that shows, for psychologically impacted houses, the average price goes down 5 to 10%. But for places with large media exposure, and selling it now will be 20% below market. But SF is hard to find a place, price will come back up after several years.
He says, California law doesn't restrict selling the house for a duration after someone's death. Every death case is different, and house price may not be affected at all. But during an investigation, lawyers and police needs to enter the house, the house can't be sold, and may take up to a year or more.
look that mug...GUILTY!!
Aye carumba! This sneaky snake used religion to lure his Spanish radio listeners into mortgage schemes that totaled over $2M. As a San Francisco pastor & former real estate agent, he offered to help embattled homeowners but in reality put his name on their title or refinanced their house and cashed out! Disgusting! As Maude would say, God'll get you for that!
Dang, they not only ugly on inside, but outside too!
Hong Kong is a tiny territory of China renowned as a financial mecca. Famous for its laissez-faire attitude toward capitalism, it's home to many jillionaires...and lots of hardworking regular peeps too. The disparity between the rich & poor is staggering...especially when it comes to housing. The rich developers are in bed with the government, who own massive pieces of land. Do they develop new housing for the masses? No! They sit on it. They manipulate the real estate market by limiting the amount of land/building available to Hong Kong citizens.
"The growing rich-poor gap has fueled public anger & fears that property developers have too much influence on the government, which controls all the land in the compact, densely populated city." It's about time this top senior gov't official & 2 billionaire brothers (Raymond & Thomas Kwok) who run Hong Kong's biggest property developer were arrested for suspected corruption!
Murder by HOA! A federal investigation into a Las Vegas HOA corruption scheme has taken the lives of 3 people. Defense attorney was found dead by hanging on Sunday. A construction defect lawyer was found dead in her bathtub. And police officer shot himself to death when his name came up in the scandal. Charges include rigging elections, using "straw buyers" & steering contracts to preferred firms. How scandalous! I guess they don't call it Sin City for nothing... Somebody call Columbo stat!
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