PropertyManagementMaven: August 2012

Are You Smarter Than a First Grader? Craig's List is Betting NOT!

I find this so humorous - many MLS photos are being USED in Craigslist SCAM rental ads BECAUSE they do not allow watermarking * HELLO!  Allow Larger Watermarks!

Why don't they spend the time educating agents how to REPORT SCAMS to Craigslist so that we can SELF-POLICE a very valuable tool for our BENEFIT

 

How many times do we have to be warned abot Craig's List Scams?  Here is a post from the PA Board of Raltors with more horror stories: http://www.parjustlisted.com/archives/14770?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=a7915e9024-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_source=PAR+Just+Listed+Daily+E-News#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed

Remember "Hill Street Blues"?  Let's be careful out there!!

Sage Advice for home buyers.

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • August 30 2012 03:34AM
Are You Smarter Than a First Grader? Craig's List is Betting NOT!
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I find this so humorous - many MLS photos are being USED in Craigslist SCAM rental ads BECAUSE they do not allow watermarking * HELLO! Allow Larger Watermarks! Why don't they spend the time educating agents how to REPORT SCAMS to Craigslist… more
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