We all hear horror stories about listings being hijacked and put on Craigslist. But today it would appear that one of my listings was hijacked and placed on Trulia! Really? I would have thought that was very hard to do! (so much for thinking)
No one wants it to happen to them, I put a rental on the MLS the other day for $1,295. I also placed a property flyer on Realbird, and yes, I admit I did make a small mistake and listed it for $1,275. Oops, that is fixed and will show up soon enough.
I showed the apartment today to a nice woman, who showed me a screenshot of a second listing of the apartment on Trulia... with a list price of $900 per month, and listed it as "pet friendly". No pets allowed, and it is checked off on the MLS as no pets.
My photos, same address, my verbiage from what I can see of it.
HORROR OF HORRORS!
I searched Trulia myself and can't find it myself. I am waiting to hear back from Trulia as to how it happened, etc.
No wonder why I received a text message from the current tenant that said the neighbor texted him, some people were wandering around, ringing the doorbell, banging on the door, peeking in the slider at the back. It was mystifying to me until I saw the listing on Trulia.
I have placed a rather large note on the door that says it is NOT $900 per month, and if they have already paid someone for it, I can't help them. I also put my contact info on the note. The complex does not allow signs so they could be duped by someone.
But how on earth did it end up on Trulia!?! Awww.. come on now.... Really?
I will post the answer when I get it. In the meantime... really?