Real estate scams on the rise
With any hot market comes the leaches that will attach themselves to anything that is left unprotected. The real estate market is no different. The past 5 years has attracted so many new agents and loan officers riding the wave that industry ethics and the qualifications of these individuals has hit an all time low. As a result, the con artists that know how to capitalize on sloppy agent work and unsuspecting homeowners are making a killing. With the slowdown and the pressure to keep up these numbers are only on the rise.