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Old 08-07-2008, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by middle-aged mom View Post
That's what I meant. Most professional investors are wolf in sheep's clothing and this is not derogatory. It's their business.

They used to eat the unassisted buyer or seller for lunch but are now finding too many other opportunities arranging their own short sales and/or buying foreclosed property outright from banks to bother with most of them.
Almost 50% or higher are realtors or other people who are professionals in real estate who are real estate investors.....so look who you call wolf's in sheep clothes...... I know they have to disclose that they are realtors when selling their property and to me it is a huge red flag and than I will or will not go forward....My last short sale was with a real estate lawyer specialized in foreclosures and her new husband the realtor, what bigger red flag was there....when the closing had to be postponed due to their dishonesty they threatend to sue me, the president of the HOA, etc...we had a good laugh and she got what she deserved ...left with a judgment and not walking away with just a short sale and being forgiven....her husband had more houses in foreclosure...makes me even wondering more why she was getting married to a guy with such a financial trouble and having been married 2 times before.....maybe some professionals aren't the smartest.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by middle-aged mom View Post
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