Property Sellers Beware! You May Be Targeted!
A home on acreage in a rural area was listed for sale with a sign in the yard. A couple of “Buyers” had stopped by stating that they were interested in the property and wanted to view it.
The property Sellers did not want to turn down any potential parties that were interested in the property and allowed them to walk around the grounds as well as view the interior of the home.
The “Buyers” came back a second time the following evening to “view” the property again. The property Sellers did not have a good feeling about these “Buyers” and called the police. Their feelings were correct as the “Buyers” bound them in duct tape and went about taking their valuables and cash.
These so called “Buyers” drove up to the property without an agent out of the blue. Sometimes Buyers do that since they may not working with an agent, or they just happened to be driving by and thought they would drop in as long as they were there.
These are complete strangers to the property Seller. Not having any idea what their real intentions are, these “Buyers” are not to be allowed into the house to view it, nor allow them to walk the grounds. The best thing to do would be to inform them that they would be welcome to view the house and the grounds, but that they would need to make an appointment and to come by with their real estate agent. If they say that the listing agent gave them permission to stop by, do not accept that. (Remember, the listing agent’s name is on the sign.) Insist that they make an appointment. The listing agent will always contact the Seller to inform them of an appointment time and day.
If these so called “Buyers” insist on seeing the property right then and there, don’t take any chances and contact the police. These “Buyers” may not be a danger, but it is better to be safe than sorry.