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Old 10-10-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ah, it's a scam because of the photos we can't see, and someone who doesn't live here full time mistakenly typed "pacific". Got it.
Darling, let me tell you something about "mistakes" when they appear in conjunction with real estate & vacation rentals ~ if it's a mistake & the guest signs an agreement that says "Pacific Ocean" ~ survey says, they will expect to see the Pacific Ocean, typo or not ~ that's what it states in agreement. Anytime, there have been changes to rental agreements ~ I have to honor the original agreement whether it contains a mistake or has been updated after the guest signs. The someone who doesn't live here full time & claimed to be the owner isn't on my owner list ~ go figure ~ and no, owner lists are kept private.

If you, as a realtor, mistakenly typed in "close to the Pacific Ocean" instead of "close to the Gulf of Mexico" on a contract to close a sale, I'm sure you realize that mistake could cause your clients to wonder WTF (i.e. no attention to detail, ignorant of area, etc...)
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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When you say scam I assume some sort of intent to mislead or profit such as there is no apartment to rent, there is no water view, etc. Did the lister knowingly list the Pacific Ocean versus the Gulf to profit more? I'm assuming not and it's just a terrible and potentially costly mistake.

And after seeing that Red Bull as to pay out a class action suit because it can't give you wings I'm sure you can sue in this case too.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Is it a scam, or is it stupidity? These days, who can tell? Thank you, public school system.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Since I am a Realtor, we are held to a higher standard than a random property owner advertising on CL.

And while we're on the subject, I won my plagiarism action against one of the Realtors who is a member of this forum.
You? Higher standard? No way.

What's this "plagiarism action" you speak of winning against another member of these boards? You took someone to court and won? I doubt that very much!
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Darling, let me tell you something about "mistakes" when they appear in conjunction with real estate & vacation rentals ~ if it's a mistake & the guest signs an agreement that says "Pacific Ocean" ~ survey says, they will expect to see the Pacific Ocean, typo or not ~ that's what it states in agreement. Anytime, there have been changes to rental agreements ~ I have to honor the original agreement whether it contains a mistake or has been updated after the guest signs. The someone who doesn't live here full time & claimed to be the owner isn't on my owner list ~ go figure ~ and no, owner lists are kept private.

If you, as a realtor, mistakenly typed in "close to the Pacific Ocean" instead of "close to the Gulf of Mexico" on a contract to close a sale, I'm sure you realize that mistake could cause your clients to wonder WTF (i.e. no attention to detail, ignorant of area, etc...)

Claiming to be an owner and not being an owner….sounds like fraud to me.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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It's a common scam on Craigslist to take a legit rental or even property for sale listing and modify it slightly, using some or all of the posted photos (or even mixing photos from a couple of legit listings) and change the contact information, post the dummy ad and get an "up front" deposit or even down payment from an unsuspecting person. Happens all the time, and not just in Florida by any means.

I caught one here in Hillsborough County Craigslist and I was familiar with the property, so I contacted the realtor who actually had the listing for sale (the scammer had it up as a rental). He was most appreciative.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Venice Englewood
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You? Higher standard? No way.

What's this "plagiarism action" you speak of winning against another member of these boards? You took someone to court and won? I doubt that very much!
I took them before their local real estate board and won. It's now public record.

Thanks to that person, that is why I am here, and I'm seeing all kinds of misinformation and copying/pasting.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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Oh my! Copying and pasting! Throw the book at this person, 50 lashes!!! Another wow moment.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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Developmentally challenged individuals usually apply literal meaning to words when trying to debate an intellectual superior.
Huh? I don't understand???? I Doubt you are superior to anyone in any fashion. I will not answer you again. I don't argue with your kind. Ignore button!!!
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio/Sarasota
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Oh, I could go on and on about people calling the Gulf of Mexico the ocean. At least they didnt call it the Atlantic Ocean.
Isn't the Gulf of Mexico part of the Atlantic Ocean?
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