Strong Internet Presence Leads to Letter From Jail!

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JailIf you have ever read my blog articles you know that I am proud of the fact that both my Massachusetts Real Estate website and blog can be found in most local Real Estate searches. Some of the content I provide my readers is also much more broad in nature and will also be found for more national related topics like Real Estate capital gains for example.

When we create content online sometimes the places people find you can be VERY far reaching. What has to be the most bizarre piece of mail I have ever received arrived today in my work mail box!

The letter came from a jail in Kentucky and was clearly marked so on the front of the envelope with "Inmate mail not responsible for the content". I have provided the letter below for your enjoyment with the gentleman's name crossed out. 

Apparently I am this inmates Realtor of choice for finding a nice piece of land up in Maine! I know my Real Estate friends up in Maine are probably salivating over the chance to land this referral since I am not licensed in Maine - LOL

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Just to be clear the gentleman did not indicate when he will be out of the slammer. Because of my generous nature I am willing to pass this on to any Maine Realtor for a very low referral fee of only 5% - LOL

Of course I am going to request that you bring mace, Ginsu knives, and take a few lessons in karate. After all I will be expecting to be paid and that will not happen if you don't make it out of the woods alive:)




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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

I know you could not have made this up Bill, but even so, I can't believe the letter!

Jan 20, 2010 11:29 PM #54
Darryl Glade
RE/MAX N.O. Properties - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate

Now that is something else! I'm sure it was quite a shock to receive that piece of mail.

Jan 21, 2010 01:09 AM #55
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

That is pretty neat, at least you know that they did not firewall that jail cell and he found you via your SEO blogs! Maybe it can be an all cash transaction for the Maine agent? :)

Jan 21, 2010 01:58 AM #56
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

Getting contacted from someone in jail is not very common that's for sure!  Interesting piece of mail to receive.

Jan 21, 2010 06:03 AM #57
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Bill, this is one of the funniest posts I've read in quite awhile and you never know, he may have a bundle of cash socked away for use after his release! I was a bit confused by his reference to weeds, Is that why he is in the hoosegow or is that a crop he is planning on producing on his farm?? ;-)

Jan 21, 2010 09:03 AM #58
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Russell - Where does he mention weeds. I think you mean "trees". It was pretty weird to get this letter...that's for sure!!

I honestly thought it was someone playing a trick on me when I 1st started to read it.

Jan 21, 2010 09:11 AM #59
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

That is the funnies thing I have seen! AT least he was contacting you about real estate and not anything else! THe letter made me think of the unabomber! LOL!

Jan 21, 2010 01:24 PM #60
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Kristi - It is pretty funny. At 1st I thought it was not real but after looking over the envelope and seeing it was from a jail I knew it was:)

Jan 21, 2010 11:06 PM #62
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

I can only imagine the supplies he needs out in the woods with no one around near a lake and a fixer upper, no less. Sounds like a scary movie. So, who are you sending to meet him? :)

Jan 21, 2010 11:57 PM #63
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

You just never know! Great story. Did you find out what he is 'in' for?

Jan 22, 2010 12:23 AM #64
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Susie - I tried to Google his name but did not come up with anything related to someone being in jail for a crime.

Jan 22, 2010 12:26 AM #65
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Bill..OOPS! I completely misread "woods" as "weeds" LOL, well...I am in Austin??!??

Jan 22, 2010 01:18 AM #66
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

Ginsu knives - that's awesome!

Jan 22, 2010 02:42 PM #67
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Bill, your reach is far and wide!!!  I once was getting phone calls from the jail house.  They were collect calls, which really freaked me out...  You just never know who's following you...  now about those knives...

Jan 23, 2010 04:39 AM #68
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI BILL!  This is when paying for a body guard would be money well spent!  Wonder what his plans are -- based on that description I'd be a little nervous!  --Gabrielle

Jan 23, 2010 07:03 AM #69
Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Bill - Pretty darn amazing where your posts end up being read huh? Very funny. Don't forget your ginsu

Jan 24, 2010 09:41 AM #70
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Bill - This is what you get when you are on the top :) - A very interesting letter indeed, not to mention will he look you up when he gets out? On a serious note though, real estate agents must take every precaution not to get into any of those situation where he or she may endanger themselves. Stay safe!

Jan 24, 2010 10:56 AM #71
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm not sure how this can ever be topped Bill!

Jan 25, 2010 01:29 AM #72
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Bill -  Would you want to walk through the woods in a secluded part of Maine with this guy?

Jan 30, 2010 12:45 AM #73
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Larry - Are you kidding? No way!!

Jan 30, 2010 02:05 AM #74
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