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Real Estate "Gold Diggers", Brokers, Agents, REALTORS Spot Them A Lot.

The elderly Maine real estate seller comes into the office to re-list property and as the paperwork, the "t"'s crossed, "i"'s dotted you get an uneasy feeling.

Because the new girlfriend picked up in Florida looks a little too friendly, happy and young enough to be the daughter of the property owner.

But we just list and sell, market and make real estate closings happen right? All business, a tad Spock like to get the job done. But real estate professionals are human. And worry about their clients they represent. While the new girl friend zips to a store. While the paperwork is being completed to relist the property. And the owner shares that he has had comments about the pretty girlfriend and folks asking "is that your daughter?" and he smiles. There is a rooster like pride. But he also shares his kids are up in arms. Don't like the lady and suspect not so noble intentions. Be careful Mr Property Owner.

Then on top of that experience or feeling during a real estate relisting, another owner who is a widower has a daughter some kind of cranked up, agitated. About "gold diggers" chasing her Dad.

Trying to latch on and tie the knot. Plying the older retired property owner with covered dishes, casseroles to die for. Laughing at all of his jokes, pursuing totally from all sides with a full court press. Chasing aggressively like it was life and death with dear old lonely Dad in her sites for dinner like a hungry jungle animal. I shared with the daughter that I had one lady I did not know, quite a bit younger stop me in the grocery store the night before. Asking about the property of her Dad's. How the sale was going, what kind of interest and activity and I felt uncomfortable. I didn't know this lady and also don't feel at liberty to share boatloads of behind the scenes, personal information. That the owner might not want shared.

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The lady gives the impression my property owner, seller and she are dating and I think really?

I knew the deceased wife and just get a gut feeling that this lady is not the same match, fit. Not judging but just again protective of my seller, the owner. Who has shorter legs and might not be able to run fast enough to get away. Which his daughter hopes happens.

Or that a replacement comes along more to the liking of the rest of the siblings.

And she remarked she had called her sisters to let them know if they wanted to protect their inheritance, they better high tail it north to help her work on Dad to steer him in the right direction. It was not that they did not want Dad dating, it was their antennas coming up and picking up signals broadcasting "Gold Digger Alert".

Have listed property for sale during divorce proceedings too and had the owner share what caused the split, drift was in laws. Telling one of the owners on the deed to the property constantly that "I always thought you would marry a doctor, lawyer, someone rich". And then sneering at the person wearing the matching wedding bands. And often they finally do as they pursue something new, more wealthy. That has more glitter, shining possessions and a promise of a plusher, loftier, crank it up a notch affluent life style.

Real estate marketing, not just homes, houses, land, farms, waterfront and small business listings we peddle, handle.

It's the people that buy and sell the properties, listings in Maine that we care for, worry about and help get to the long conference table. The one with all the high back cushy leather back swivel chairs surrounding it at the real estate closing.

Maine, are we there yet?

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Comment balloon 10 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • September 26 2012 06:16AM

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Andrew - You are right on to be wary of these types of situations.  It always ceases to amaze me how older men can be taken in by a pretty face... my grandfather almost fell victim to something like this... then when she found out that his property had been signed over to my dad years earlier to protect it, it was SAYONARA!

Posted by Brad Baylor (ERA Coup Agency) almost 8 years ago

Love, dating, courting and sparking can be a dangerous sport!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Andy.... this happens more often than we want it to, for sure.... and these old geisers aren't just looking at that pretty face.... they're taking body parts out of storage and all of a sudden they're working like new again.... some things work forever... and for that they're giving to a "pretty face" a lifetime of work and effort and paying off mortgages.....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Andrew,

I have seen the same......if we hold our course, remain professional we get them where they desire to be and if we are lucky we can make some new friends.

Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) almost 8 years ago

Barb ... Ebay has deals on low mileage, pre owned vital organs that can be bought cheap is what you're saying. I know the older rock stars sound better than ever with the new technology.

Dan ... You see all kinds when dealing with the public.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Andrew, 

We wear a lot of hats working with folks.  One which I love is being able to help.  It's tough when you see anyone trying to NOT HELP or just out for what's in it for them.  It's not easy.

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

Michelle ... We deal with the public in some super and not so great situations. High and low points in their lives. But nothing more sacred than being allowed inside their homes, see how they live up close and personal and to be trusted with getting the place sold, estate settled or whatever the situation warrants. I love my job and where I do it. And get paid on top of it all. Very lucky, fortunate.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Andrew

Its a very challenging situation to be in and I have walked a couple of some bad ones where people lost their home and their money.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Lou ... Help make the most of it.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 8 years ago

It is challenging and we often walk a fine line, Andrew. Hopefully, we always remain professional and supportive.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 8 years ago

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