My phone has been ringing like crazy all morning long. Almost all the calls are about a new lease listing in Garland, TX at 3313 Ivanhoe.
Apparently some low-life has poached my listing and posted it on HotPads at $700. They’ve looked up the owner’s name and it’s made to look like a For Lease By Owner listing.
This is a scam! The guy tells a compelling story about being out of the country and asks you to wire him funds via Western Union.
Don’t fall for scams! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The best way to protect yourself is to work with a reputable and local leasing agent.
Tom Branch and Gina Branch, The Branch Team with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, service the greater North Dallas suburbs including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, and Carrollton. While Gina concentrates on traditional listings and buyer/tenant representation, Tom specializes in assisting distressed homeowners to avoid foreclosure. Tom and Gina have published two books (Achieving Rock Star Status and The Field Guide to Short Sales) and are available for speaking engagements in the greater Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. Subscribe to The Branch Team Blog.
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