I personally perceive real estate agents as similar to telemarketers—they secretly scam their customers, causing them to spend their hard-earned money on something they don’t really need or isn’t really worth buying.
Since many people dream of having a house they can call their own, some unscrupulous individuals use this as an opportunity to scam people. Here are some helpful tips for you in case you find yourself dealing with so-called real estate agents who are actually only out to scam you:
Demand for Legit Information
If a person claims that he is a professional real estate agent and have worked with popular individuals and businessmen, it should be easy enough for him to show you legit documents and proof of the successful sales he has made. If he can’t show you any document, then there’s a good chance the person is a fake. Remember: as a potential buyer, you have every right to demand proof that you’re dealing with a legit agent.
Secretly Contact Higher Authorities
If you feel like something is not right with the sale, contact higher authorities and seek assistance with the matter. You can always just let this one go and find another agent—but you surely wouldn’t want the scammer to keep victimizing unsuspecting people, would you? It is always best to end a scammer’s “career” as early as possible.
You Can Always Say “No”
If you feel like there’s something fishy going on and you can’t quite trust the agent you’re dealing with, then you know you can always say “no”. Don’t worry about wasting the time you’ve already spent negotiating with the agent because there are still a lot of legit ones out there—at least they won’t scam you, right?
As long as you keep these important things in mind, nothing should go wrong with your mission to find your perfect home. Good luck!