Please Call me, I am the Loan Officer for Your Buyer...NOT !

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

As we have been thru inspection, had loan comittment, arranged our walk thru and closing times/place....we get a phone call that is left on voice Mail: "I am the Bankerloan officer or your Buyer, Jack Smith and wanted to introduce myself and discuss the details of the transaction.

    IF you were the loan officer... i would know are not...and never were. Weeks ago callling about a home chosen at that point, would  not make you a loan officer for this transaction.   

       Is this a new way to "Farm bNot acceptableusiness" for lenders and hope that the agent is not bright enough to know who the lender is for the transaction ?n Is is a waste of time...I sure hope so , what clever manager/sales director's direction are these calls made ?  

        The lender is national...the call was not local....and the loan won't be serviced by this voice on the phone for this or any transaction we do.  If people industry wide want to improve their image....this is not the way we suggest they do it. Is this an act punishable by any regulatory agency ?  Impersonating a loan officer for a transaction you are not involved in as a lender ?  It should be in our opinion.

       We do know a Realtor who was making a listing presentation and claimed to have listed many homes in the area. Our Not yet but eventual Seller, called her on it and said no...she knew who listed that house and it was not that Realtor...."Well I could have if I got the listing," the Realtor snapped.

 Professionalism        If we are to be known as an industry of professionals....let's use some common sense...let's be honest....and show the public what professionalism really is.

       This is a professionalism service message brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realtors who will represent you as a Seller or a Buyer very professionally.

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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Sally.


Some people will let's say stretch the truth, to sellers or buyers.  Some outright lie, I just don’t understand unless they are desperate for a sale.  Regardless they need to tell the truth  


Oct 07, 2017 02:40 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Oct 07, 2017 02:42 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson this is the type of stuff that's happening.... and agents are taking credit for transactions they did not do.... verify, verify, verify is the best advice to homeowners...

Oct 07, 2017 02:46 AM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the post. I m surprised that there are people who use such tactics for business.

Oct 07, 2017 02:57 AM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Another case of unprofessional actions by unethical providers. Too many that should not be in this business!

Oct 07, 2017 03:03 AM #5
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

What was the purpose of Jack's call?  Info?  You did reveal to him he was busted, right?

Oct 07, 2017 03:16 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - this is one of the sleaziest forms of cold calling.

Oct 07, 2017 05:10 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  It would be wonderful if marketers would be honest, though I just don't see it happening anytime soon.

Oct 07, 2017 05:18 AM #8
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

Unfortunately its happening all the time! We as an industry need take a good look at the impression the public sees...its not pretty!

Oct 07, 2017 05:42 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not heard of that one before, but hopefully people don't fall for their scam, as it certainly seems like a scam, rather than a good way to get business.

Oct 07, 2017 06:52 AM #10
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Sally and David. It takes more than an inquiry to a customer make! Enjoy your day 

Oct 07, 2017 06:52 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sally and David -- the two examples you share are soooo odd.  They defy logic.  And common sense. it makes more sense --- illogical and foolishness.  

Oct 07, 2017 08:49 AM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Sally there are sleezy people and then there are really sleezy sales people like this one.  Who does this stuff and think it will bring them success?  Stupid thinking.

Oct 07, 2017 10:40 AM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David I am not aware of any law that LO is breaking, but what he/she is doing is not ethical.  I don't know what he/she hoped to gain with that phone call if the Buyer already has a loan in process.  In any case as the market improves the sleeze balls will start popping up.

Oct 07, 2017 02:38 PM #14
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Sally and David

There seems to be a new scam everyday . . . .

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 07, 2017 08:03 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sally & David it annoys me just reading your blood is starting to boil... reminds me of the emails I get  and they start out with "are you still in Real Estate?"... now they are doing it in Texting format too....Endre

Oct 07, 2017 11:08 PM #16
Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Agreed. Transparency is key. Thanks!

Nov 06, 2017 07:58 AM #17
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