www.RealEstateAgentSearch.info is a scam.
Real Estate Agent Search, run by IMS Leads and Lisa Scherzer, is nothing more than a veiled attempt to steal your money. It's a hoax, a joke, a fly by night operation that doesn't respond to repeated attempts by phone or e-mail to explain or justify their service offering. They are a company certainly deserving of the "Cheeseball Award" bestowed upon them and their induction to the Active Rain Hall of Shame.
Lisa lists the following "Associates" on her profile:
|03/26/2007||Benjamin Jenks (First Rate Mortgage)||Loan Officer|
|05/08/2007||Hank Parmenter (ERA American Realty)||Real Estate Agent||Always good to have another ERA contact|
|06/18/2007||Tom Braatz (Realty Executives Elite)||Real Estate Agent||Contact|
|06/29/2007||David M. Childress (Realty One, Real Living)||Real Estate Agent|
If any of you can contact her, please suggest that this thief return my phone calls. My number is 858-699-4590.
Let me give you some background:
This advertisement, FREE REAL ESTATE LEADS, was run by Lisa Scherzer of IMS Leads on March 26, 2007 here on Active Rain.Lisa was a new Active Rain member at the time and "spammed" the groups with her advertisement. She was met with derision by many a member here. The title of my post, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" explains how Lisa Scherzer conducts her business. I quickly rose to Lisa's defense and chastised the critics of her ad. I felt that they were unjustly slamming someone who was just trying to make a buck.
I put my money where my mouth is and actually paid ten bucks for the 90-day trial period.
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED
I gave you all a thirty day update with its tepid results. This is when I started e-mailing Lisa to see how I might improve my "listing". Clearly, this is not new ground for me. I've advertised on Zillow, Yahoo, and Google. I was always treated fairly even though the ads didn't always work out as I might have hoped.
I was quite surprised that she didn't embrace my attempt to legitimize her new directory. I have been fortunate enough to garner some readership here on Active Rain. One would think that success with me might silence her critics and generate quite a bit of business for her.
Scam artists are in it for the hustle, though. They're never in it for the long term.
I have e-mailed and called Lisa over ten times in the past 30 days. I knew I was about to get charged $27 for three months and didn't feel comfortable pursuing an ongoing advertising relationship with IMS Leads.
Lisa's phone has been turned off. Her cell phone goes straight to voice-mail. The e-mail address, which worked fine when she took my money, doesn't seem to respond.
Lisa's Pay Pal account works, though. She charged me $27 last week. Against my wishes. I'll bet it takes me months to stop Lisa from stealing more of my money.