Voici un article publié par le magazine « Canadian Real Estate Wealth ».  Malheureusement, il n’est disponible qu’en anglais mais relate bien l’histoire d’une nouvelle façon de frauder les propriétaires.  Je trouvais important de publier cet article comme mise-en-garde.

Monday, 02 December 2013 15:58

Scammers target private sellers

Selling your property privately online? You may want to check if someone else is also selling it, and at a huge discount to lure unsuspecting buyers.

You rent your property online easily, so why can you not sell it as well? That is the reasoning for many private sellers, and especially those who think they are saving a lot of cash through this process.

However, as more sellers are discovering, it is not that easy. An Ottawa-based private seller revealed this week that she found her house for sale on another site at almost half the listed price. Interested buyers, primarily international, are sent official looking legal documents and encouraged to lodge a deposit for a ‘quick sale.’

“There are new financial and real estate scams turning up all the time, but I have not seen an overall increase in scams in the past few years. However, the creativity and sophistication of scams do seem to get better and better,” says Claude Boiron, author and broker at Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty.

Tracking the scams is difficult as many of the service providers are not based in Canada, with Boiron advising online sellers to be extra vigilant and cautious.

“Regularly check online for any unauthorized ads regarding your property during the selling or leasing process,” he advises. “Some aggregators may help sell your property, but anyone who modifies your ads, especially the asking price, is likely up to no good.”

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Robert Raymond

Courtier immobilier d’expérience et de confiance de la Grande région de Montréal. Membre de l’équipe des professionnels Services Immobiliers Versailles DB Inc. située au coeur de l’activité immobilière de l’Est à la Place Versailles. Je vous offre un feuille de route impécable avec des références clients à profusion. Le marché immobilier, mais surtout la relation client, est une passion pour moi. Je comprends et supporte mes clients dans une décision émotionnelle de vendre ou d’acheter une propriété, qu’elle soit une copropriété, une unifamillialle. duplex, triplex ou toutes autres propriétés du secteur résidentiel.

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