Are Nina and Julia Foster spammers? I find when several old posts are revived by the same new person who is promoting a web site for answers to the questioner to be suspicious. Nina has actually improved by giving a little more related advice before directing people to the website. Is she spamming or is she being a vigilante or internet terrorist? Let's say she is just a distraught consumer trying to balance all of the "use a Realtor" advice. How is promoting a website for advice really any different than a Realtor promoting the use of Realtors?
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Okay, enough philosophy, time for some bashing. You have got to go read the forum Nina is talking about. It makes me understand why so many Realtors are anti FBSO. The lack of language skills are the worst I have ever encountered. THESE people think they can sell their own homes? How did they even ever manage to buy a home or get a job?
Now I'll comment on the below posts:
Deborah: My detective work started last year when my husband and a friend wanted to try and buy foreclosures. Luckily, we were NOT successful in buying any. But it taught me some extremely valuable skills when it comes to buying or selling a home. Before we bought one house, I discovered the owners had LPs on two rental properties and had built a million dollar home. The husband had lost his job after the contract fell through on the house we ended up buying. Talk about negotiating leverage.
For a Mich. rental property, I didn't do any research on until after the closing and I learned the seller was also from IL. He had an IRS lien on his IL properties. Had I known this before, we would not have bought the Mich property. On the HUD balance sheet was a multi-thousand dollar water bill. When we signed up for water they told us the guy knew the system and sent $5 every month. As soon as we closed, one tenant who had lived there for six years supposedly paying rent stopped paying and the other tenant moved out.
My current detective work is qualifying Open House attendees. It's amazing how much I have learned to know whether it's worth pursuing them or not.
Bridgette: Yes we need to FLAG them. The shocker was the spam was for Re_ltor.com. Now I refuse to give them a link or proper spelling. And I need to read the guidelines.
Steve & Heat...: It is a single person starting multiple bogus accounts. Unlike Charity the foreclosure person who asked and answered her own questions, these spammers have one identity asking a questions. Then they have two other identities that slam people who respond differently than the answer they want and promote the website or intended answer to the question. The next one them chimes in to agree. The humor is with both Charity and the Re_lty.com guy is that several people didn't give the answers they were expecting.
Sorry for the long post.