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Lynn, Home Seller in 36072

we have a offer on our home and now believe we are being scammed. How can we check.?

Asked by Lynn, 36072 Thu Jan 5, 2012

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What has happened that makes you believe you are being scammed? In California people have come up with all types of ways to get around the rules. As Stacey mentioned, with more details we may be able to point you in the right direction.

Angie Simpson
Coldwell Banker
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What makes you think that? Are there any real estate agents involved in the transaction? How about attorneys? How long has it been and when is it due to close?

I realize I'm not in your market area, but maybe if you share some of these details, we can point you in the right direction.

Stacy Carter
Associate Broker
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
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Are you doing a "for sale by owner?" Have you and the buyer signed a purchase agreement? Is deposit money being held by an attorney or title company? Why do you feel you are being scammed?

If you are working with an agent it would be advisable to make him/her aware of your concerns. They will be able to get you some answers.

Additional information would be helpful.

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Between the DOCUMENTATION and the check-and-balances provided by the Title Company and the Lenders, it is pretty hard to be scammed on a Real Estate deal.
Years ago, they created all this paperwork and the Title Companies because of the scammers.

We'd be interested in the details; if everyone was educated about the latest scams, it would help.

Good luck and may God bless
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Your real estate agent should have the forms or, if you don't have a realtor, have an attorney look at them. Almost all offers submitted today are submitted with pre-approval letters from a lender. So, I'm not sure how you think you are being scammed without having more details.

Nina Kraus
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Web Reference: http://kraushouses.com
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