Not A Good Way To Do Business, People!

This morning I checked my e-mail, and imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw three different inquiries to the three listings I have posted on Craigslist.  I clicked on the first one, and it read like this:

"Hi; I've just looked at a house of yours on Cl that I am highly interested in. here is the property ad on Cl:

Is it still available? If so please email me back as soon as you get a chance.. very interested.


So I go and reply to the first e-mail with a well-thought out and slightly lengthy response, and send it. Instantly I get this one back:

"Hey thanks for getting back to me about the property. We specialize in
short sales and can get properties moved quickly. If you're nearing
foreclosure or just wanting to get rid of your place, let us talk to
you. It wont cost you a dime.

Please give me some quick info on my website and I'll get in touch shortly.

Thanks alot, I'm looking forward to talking with you!"

How RUDE!!

Then I notice that the other two inquiry e-mails about my listing are worded exactly the same. Nothing like a big fat let-down before 8am on a Monday morning. So please watch out for these annoying so-and-so's.


I was overcome with a vindictive streak, so I went to the website and entered my phone number.  I found out the name of the loss mitigation company behind this, if anyone wants to know who it is please contact me.  (I then went to my YouMail account and set up a personal "Disconnected" greeting to end the calls).

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Bosques • August 31 2009 12:30PM


Upset to say the least..I am going to check out YouMail! I hope the next inquiry is for real.

Posted by Marie Westerman, New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes) almost 10 years ago

About the only positive thing you can take from these spammers; it seems like it's one way to measure your internet presence. More exposure = more spam.

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) almost 10 years ago

I find it truly disturbing that this happens all the time. Hopefully, karma will rear up and bite them on the A__. Take care, Sandy

Posted by Sandy McKee (Sunstreet Mortgage) almost 10 years ago

what trouble you would be in if you (or any of us) started calling FISBO'S and did the same thing

Posted by michelangelo vasco (mvp realty inc.) almost 10 years ago

Marie, YouMail is great and it's free...just make sure you disable the textmail alerts, those get expensive.

Jon, I suppose so!

Sandy, I really hope so.  I was going to 'out' the loss mitigation company but they have a profile on Active Rain.  They are really not going about things the right way.

Michelangelo, no kidding!  Isn't bait and switch, like, illegal?

Posted by Lisa Bosques almost 10 years ago


How disappointing, I tried your link to craigslist and its not working for me.  Try previewing your post, click on the link and see if it worked for you.  Anyway, did you sign the ad letting people know that you are a REALTOR®  You would think that would stop them from sending you spam.

Posted by Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA almost 10 years ago

Hi Dee, thank you for the info, I didn't try to click on the link.  Their link to their loss mit website sure works!:) I use to post, so if it's an actual human going through the posts they would know I'm a Realtor. Each of the e-mails I received from them came from a different e-mail address.  So annoying~

Posted by Lisa Bosques almost 10 years ago

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