ATLANTA -- AGENT ALERT -- Suspicious "Buyer" -- Beware and Careful

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Suspicious "Buyer" --
Beware and Careful


FMLS has had reports from multiple real estate agents in the Alpharetta and Athens areas of a suspicious person contacting different agents to show him listings he has seen before.


REMEMBER -- we are very close to Alpharetta -- right there at State Road 400!

The suspicious person is looking for homes in price ranges up to $950,000, and has claimed to be from either Nashville, Detroit or California. He claims to have proof of funds but will never provide them. He wants to view attics and basements, so that should be a warning sign to all agents.


No sale is worth your life. Follow all the safety procedures from your Brokerage and the guidelines from NAR.


Amanda S. Davidson offered a safety post on AR. Check it out.

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin said - "It's Nothing Personal."

Lee Goldstein offers a class on agent safety.

Dedicated to Beverly Carter and Sidney Cranston, Jr. who didn't make it.

All the best - Lynn

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing the information. I hope agents in your area will read it.

Jan 19, 2017 01:18 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lynn

Glad to see you getting the word out. This stuff happens far too often and all agents, male and female, need to always be aware of mindful of their safety.


Jan 19, 2017 01:24 PM #2
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Great to be sharing this so others can be in the know.  There are some crazies out there, and hopefully they'll be caught so no one is in danger.

Jan 19, 2017 01:39 PM #3
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Lynn for sending this message out. We all need to take a proactive stance on our safety and if someone sees anything suspicious, report it, especially when someone may be at risk!

Jan 19, 2017 01:46 PM #4
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

So thoughtful of you Lynn B. Friedman  to send out this message to warn your fellow agents to beware of this  alert . You are so right . No commission is worth taking the risk of putting your life in jeopardy .  Be safe PLEASE

Jan 19, 2017 02:59 PM #5
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Great to share your concern.  We have had these suspicious buyers in our area before as well - and word has gotten out. An agent's life and safety is worth far more than any potential commission.

Jan 19, 2017 03:16 PM #6
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Lynn,  Way to get the word out about this creepy person.  Seriously ... attics and basements ... yes, that is a red flag.  We just cannot be too careful.

Jan 19, 2017 04:09 PM #7
Sarah, John Rummage
Benchmark Realty LLC, Nashville TN 615.516.5233 - Nashville, TN
Love Being Realtors® in the Nashville TN Area!

Thanks for this alert.

Yes, in our area we have had the husband buyer who wants to go see the property (sometimes secluded) with his wife and children, but when the agent meets 'them' it turns out that the wife couldn't make it into town for some reason. The safety minded agents usually don't go alone with the buyer in this case. 

Jan 19, 2017 05:22 PM #8
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