Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them

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By Anita Clark

Moving scams are real and if you or your clients have ever been victimized, you know how difficult the frustration and struggle is to get your property. While real estate agents are typically not involved in the moving aspect of home relocation, they can provide advice or even provide a list of potential sources to make the …

How I Almost Fell Victim to a Tax Scam

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By Leanne Goff

This is the time of year when everyone is planning for the big upcoming tax day. This is especially true for REALTORS® of whom the vast majority are independent contractors. It’s critically important that all records are maintained and reported accurately. If you’re like me, all of the information must be perfect. Expense receipts should be in …

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How Well Do You Know Your ‘Client?’

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By Subhi J. Gharbieh Many times agents are quick to use the “client” title for someone they are working with or representing in a real estate transaction.  There are so many people out there nowadays trying to scam others, and it happens every day in our industry. My friendly advice to real estate professionals: Get to know the person you …