Thursday, December 09, 2010
Today I received three callls from people pointing out to me that one of my listings was being inappropriately advertised on Craigslist as a rental. I am so grateful to these people for bringing this to my attention. I was shocked to get on Craigslist and see my pictures and details on the house as a rental. The listing also used my client’s legal name and had an email address with his name in it! Neither me or my client had anything to do with the advertisement.
Please know that there are rental scams on Craigslist. This makes me sad because I love Craigslist and have sold many things through the site. I am saddend that there are people out there that misuse and abuse great systems like Craigslist.
If it sounds to good to be true, it is! In this case, they were advertising the house for rent well below the market value. Good hearted people realized this was too good to be true and they did further research and found that I had the house on the market. Thank you again for pointing out the scam.
The house has now been taken off the market which changes the entire dynamic/strategy for how I will get this house sold. I will get it done but it will be much more of a challenge without the Internet.
Thank you again nice people. Have a wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year.