Rental Scams are REAL!

Rental Scams are real, use a company that has a physical location you can visit with history and a good reputation.

The most prevalent scam these days for Santa Maria is the “Craigslist scam” wherein the “too good to be true” rental properties always have the potential renter wire the money to an out of state location promising to “mail the keys” upon receipt of the funds.Today’s scam: Our office got a call from people who were victim to a craigslist scam. They had sent $800 dollars to the scammers, the scammers said to send the money to them and they will receive the key. Investigation is in progress.

About a week ago: an agent in our office found that someone had posted her current listing, a vacant home, for rent on Trulia. They found and used an owner’s name on the property who has not been involved with the home for many years. The letter head for the rental agreement is based out of Idaho and the kicker is they are saying the broker involved in the transaction is a Realtor out of the Central Valley who is a member of our local board. The good news is that we do have a viable phone number for the scammer and that person is answering the phone.

Newer Scam: It was last week when I received a call from the Code enforcement agency stating that while they were out checking properties, they came across a family standing in front of one of our listings who claimed they had just rented the place. There was no information listed on any online web site/page. It was the old back my number from the bottom of a posting that was taped to the water cooler at a local grocery market. When police investigated the grocery store, that posting had already been removed thus they are continuing their investigation.

If you’re a Real Estate professional protect your clients! If the home you are selling is vacant and your MLS allows please post the following in the public area “This home is not for Rent.” This will go out to all the larger sites where these crooks are scrapping information from. Most likely they will not even read or realize that they posted “This home is not for rent.” Hopefully to help victims avoid being scammed the prospective renter see’s the verbiage that the home is for sale and not for rent.Another Real Estate agent TIP! Use “Google Alerts.” It’s free and really good at finding not only the bogus posts but it also lets you know what additional marketing is going on with your listings.

Everyone please be careful, avoid these scams and make sure you tell your friends.

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Don’t hesitate to call us if you think you’ve encountered a scam. (805) 481-3939
Outland and Associates Real Estate
2665 Shell Beach Road Ste J 1
Pismo Beach Ca 93449

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Homes For Sale in San Luis Obispo

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Homes for sale in San Luis Obispo

As you can see from the chart above the San Luis Obispo listed homes are way above the solds, a lot more inventory. For October there was 363 solds and there were 1,048 for sale homes. In January 2015 there were 888 for sale homes and in October 2015 1,048. The average sold price for January 2015 was 833 and 884 for October 2015. If you are looking to sell your central coast home please visit: www.freehousequotes.com. If you are looking for san luis obispo homes for sale please visit: http://52.33.198.254/search-listings/

 

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JoAnn Outland will help you find San Luis Obispo Homes For Sale  in your price range. By using http://52.33.198.254/search-listings/ you will find Single family, condos, PDs, bank owned homes, townhomes, short sales, duplexes and luxury homes. Use her search page to find an San Luis Obispo with the right number of beds and baths, by type and price. You can also edit the location in which you want to search all around the central coast of California.

*** Charts are courtesy of CRMLS.com

 

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2665 Shell Beach Road Ste J1

Pismo Beach Ca 93449

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Grover Beach Homes For Sale

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Grover Beach Homes For Sale

As you can see from the chart above Grover Beach for sale listings went up from the beginning of the year to the middle of the year. January 2015 was at 21 and has risen to 33 in September 2015.  The average sold price in January was 408 and in September it rose to 424.  Average sold price for January 2015 was 430 and in September was 387. If you are looking for a Grover Beach home for sale please visit: http://52.33.198.254/search-listings/  If you are looking to sell your home and wondering what its worth please visit: www.freehousequotes.com.

 

Why use JoAnn Outland?

JoAnn Outland will help you find Grover Beach Homes For Sale  in your price range. By using http://52.33.198.254/search-listings/ you will find Single family, condos, PDs, bank owned homes, townhomes, short sales, duplexes and luxury homes. Use her search page to find an Grover Beach Home with the right number of beds and baths, by type and price. You can also edit the location in which you want to search all around the central coast of California.

 

 

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805-481-3939

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***The data stated in this article is from the central coast multiple listing service

 

Homes for sale in Arroyo Grande

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From the chart you can see that the numbers of homes for sale keep going up throughout 2015. August 2015 there were 117 and September 2015 123 but from January 2015 the numbers went up 36.7%  The average active price in January 2015 was 1098 but the average sold price was 620. For September 2015 the average price was 978 but the selling price was 603. If you are looking for an Arroyo Grande home please contact me at 805-481-3939 or [email protected] If you are looking to sell your home and wondering what its worth please visit www.freehousequotes.com

 

Why use JoAnn Outland?

JoAnn Outland will help you find Arroyo Grande homes in your price range. By using  http://52.33.198.254/search-listings/ you will find Single family, condos, PDs, bank owned homes, townhomes, short sales, duplexes and luxury homes. Use her search page to find an Arroyo Grande Home with the right number of beds and baths, by type and price. You can also edit the location in which you want to search all around the central coast of California.

 

***The data stated in this article is from the central coast multiple listing service