Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: A Good Reason to Use a REALTOR®

A Good Reason to Use a REALTOR®

Here's a great example of why you should use a Realtor®.  An elderly couple in Las Vegas recently tried to sell their house and ended up being scammed by someone in their church.  Instead of it being a sale, they ended up with an $86,000 lien and are now in foreclosure.  Fortunately for the couple, a local attorney firm is taking the case pro bono.

 The story and video is here at KTNV Las Vegas.

Comment balloon 12 commentsRoberta LaRocca • October 04 2007 09:20PM

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Very good reason to use a REALTOR!!!! Thanks
Posted by Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights (First Realty Company) almost 12 years ago

Christina:  I agree!

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

It is sad when people are taken advantage of by someone they know and trust. This is especially sad, when they met them at a place such as church, where people still try to believe in everyone

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago
Todd: Yes it is sad for someone to do that especially in a church!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I just don't understand how ANYONE can do this. One of my first clients was a young, Hispanic family. They had both worked two jobs each to save enough money to buy their first home. After 3-4 years, they decided they wanted a larger home. The agent they hired to sell their home and help them find another home actually tricked them into signing a quit claim deed on the home he was supposedly selling. They signed it over to him, and he got another Hispanic family in the home with a rent to own ad. The family who came to me did not know what had happened until they started receiving foreclosure letters a year later. When the rent to own people didn't pay....the agent stopped paying the mortgage. I helped them expose the agent, and he lost his license. The irony...a month after losing his real estate license...he was a loan officer. Can you believe it??? How do people like that sleep?
Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) almost 12 years ago

I have seen similar things occur in my area. Once in a while you'll see a recorded sale from an estate or out of the area owner that has a recorded sale way below obvious market value. Using a Realtor lessens your chances dramatically for this happening especially if that Realtor is with a reputable Brokerage.

Public awareness to the bottom feeders with local pressure is the answer.

Thanks for the post

Posted by KC Coonc, Bellingham Commercial Real Estate (Windermere Real Estate/Whatcom, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Elizabeth:  I don't know how people like that can sleep!!  It was nice that you helped them out.  That agent should have never been allowed to do anything in the real estate world again!

KC: People should research the agent and brokerage to make sure they are reputable. 

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
Roberta that is despicable.  There are all kinds out there!!  I hope the couple doesn't lose their home and I hope they put the scammer behind bars!!  I just don't get how people live with themselves!!
Posted by Sandy Noll, Real Estate Team From Mill Creek to Mercer Island ((RSVP Real Estate) 425.890.0878) almost 12 years ago
Sandy: It does take all kinds but how do you sleep with yourself after doing that to innocent people??
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
Roberta - that's the part I can't figure out either.  Just like the investment partners and how they treated us.  How do you look yourself in the mirror everyday or like you said go to sleep at night.  But I believe what goes around comes around and they will get there's in the end.
Posted by Sandy Noll, Real Estate Team From Mill Creek to Mercer Island ((RSVP Real Estate) 425.890.0878) almost 12 years ago

Its scarey.  The things people do to one another.  I still believe there are more good than bad people, so there is hope.  I don't know how those people could live with themselves.

 

Posted by Adele Irving - Easton Area Homes (Prudential Patt, White Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Sandy:  I believe the same as you.....what goes around comes around. 

Adele: We have to believe there are more good than bad people or there would be no hope! 

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

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