Do You Want This Kind Of Business?

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS

In this real estate market we are hearing about a lot of horrible things going on such as mortgage fraud, the collapsing of IndyMac, and Freddie and Fannie Mac's issues.

I don't know about you but sometimes I feel like our country's homeownership is in such perils that the American dream might slip away and not be for everyone. With all of the negative press around us I really try hard not to bury my head in the sand (however, some days it's a really good idea) but I try to find positive influences to keep me smiling.

We all want our business to pick up to a degree its keeps us on our toes. Not that those of us that are in this marketplace as a career are not busy because we have started re-engineering ourselves and gone back to some basics we forgot about when we were really crazy busy.

I know we have all heard about some kind of a Nigerian scams. I felt that I should pass this information on to share with others. When I opened my emails today this is what I read:

Dr Kareem Daouda wants to contact you:

Name

Dr Kareem Daouda

kareedaouda@yahoo.com

Contact Preference

Email

Best Time to Contact

anytime

Telephone

703-187-7566

This is what Dr Kareem Daouda had to say:

Dr Kareem Daouda

Help Me For Real Estate Investment. So please I want to know if you will be of assistance but first I want to get to know you better. Indicate your interest towards assisting me by sending your name and your details, so that I can communicate with you at any time. I will be waiting for your response. You can call me +447031877566

Thanks Dr Kareem.

I immediately went to Google and entered the name Dr. Kareem Daouda and lots of information came up referencing a "SCAM". What tipped me off about this email? Simply, look at the telephone number then read the body. Oh yea, I can call him overseas to so he can get to know me better. Not to long ago I read an guide in eBay from a seller trying to sell their home and how they got involved in a check scam from Nigeria.

I know we all want more business but do you really want this kind of business?

Posted by

Theresa Geyer of Coastal Results Realty specializes  in representing Daytona Beach buyers in the sale and purchase of single-family residences in gated developments, golf course communities, condominiums, waterfront luxury homes and income properties. 

Short Sales-I have assisted many sellers in a successful selling of a short sale and have taken additional training to better serve the community.

BPO and REO Services- Systems and teamwork is the key our success in BPO services and REO services.  Both services require efficiency and organization as well as understanding profit and loss and value in the local real estate market.

Theresa Geyer is a Certified Residential Specialist or CRS, The Graduate REALTOR® Institute or GRI, ShortSale Foreclosure Resource or SFR Certified. Contact Theresa Geyer @ 386-385-8289.

Comments (9)

Dave Werth
WERTH REALTY - Fargo, ND
FULL TIME REALTOR

Yep

Nov 05, 2008 05:01 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

We all need to be carefull about the kind of business coming to us these days... many are out to scam...  Thaks for the post.

Nov 05, 2008 05:06 AM
Nicole Weidauer
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Shoreline, WA

Nope- I don't even want to take leads from AR unless they are directly from an agent I know. I don't want to get into any sticky situations, scams, etc... Good luck trying to maneuver away from these type of business "opportunities"

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Nov 05, 2008 05:08 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

I can spot these scams a mile away. It's unfortunate people fall for these, hopefully someone can clamp down on these scams.

Nov 05, 2008 05:09 AM
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

I''m sure he has a long lost relative too that left him a fortune, and if you only send your bank account number, he'll deposit 5 gazillion dollars in it!.

 

Nov 05, 2008 05:19 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

I've received emails from this guy several different times from several different sources.  We all really need to be careful about every lead that comes through our sources.  You just can never be too careful.  It's sad that we live in that kind of age though. 

Nov 05, 2008 05:31 AM
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals

Theresa-this is great information..it took you long enough...great blog post

p.s.  The information about ebay was interesting and worth passing on! 

Nov 05, 2008 05:50 AM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

I email them back and tell them what to do with it. :) After a few rounds they get mad at me and leave me alone.

Nov 05, 2008 06:15 AM
Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Theresa-- Good thing you were savvy enough to spot this! I have a few videos on my YouTube channel about how to spot scams. The one called Scam Speak could be especially helpful to people who are unsure about whether or not their emails are spams, or worse, scams! Thanks for the post.

Nov 05, 2008 11:39 AM

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