May 10, 2013
I added myself to a spammer’s list yesterday. So annoying.
I created a free account at a legitimate-looking website that promised access to coupon codes at various retailers. Twenty-four hours later, my email’s junk folder was overflowing and – even worse – none of the codes were valid.
In my case, the penalty for my lapse in judgment was minor: more spam and some wasted time. But there are situations where not verifying the source of your information can have serious consequences. For example, people have been posting fake listings and impersonating real estate agents on Zillow, Craigslist, and other national websites, trying to con consumers out of fees.
However, it’s not only illegal activity you have to worry about. Think of the consequences if you trust every website that spits out property values. You could end up wasting thousands of dollars by paying too much for a house.
How do you know whether to trust the real estate information you find online? Check to see if it’s from a Texas REALTOR®.
Texas REALTORS® are your trusted source for listings and real estate information. They know what properties are on the market and what they’re actually selling for – no one else has that data.
You’ll be glad you relied on an expert instead of the guys behind WeWillSpamYou.com – I can’t believe I signed up for that one.