We've all seen it on the news. The horrible stories of sweet folks losing their life savings from phishing emails. Fraudsters have infiltrated the real estate world unfortunately. Like many other industries, ours is not immune to falling victim to the seemingly legit looking emails, which unlocks troves of information for the scammers to use. Often without us even knowing.
Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!
In this age of security systems, baby monitors, pet cams, nanny cams, and other readily available and inexpensive systems, the chances that you are being watched and heard are pretty high. It can be easy to forget this, especially when the cameras are not visible. Realtors are split on the legality of this so I reached out to Kevin Joyce, Cumberland County Sherriff, to find out what the real story was.
Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home.