The following email thread is cut and pasted with the address redacted. I left the “reputable” guy’s name etc be, since he’s so reputable and ethical.
For the record, a Google search of the two companies yield only their web pages, and although the author claims to be in business for 6 years, the Better Business Bureau has no record of either firm. For context, my firm has been in business for 5 years and has an A rating with the BBB at this time.
I told the highly reputable and ethical person we used our own attorney to negotiate the short sale because I’ve seen this movie before and knew that the person would insist on using his guy. His response didn’t surprise me. Google either one and they are curiously close to each other.
Sorry; too many red flags. But who wouldn’t want to trust a client’s financial life with a guy with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org?
J Philip Real Estate
show details 11:08 PM (10 hours ago)
Yeah, I figured.
Why in the world anyone would allow an agent of the other side of a sale be an authorized 3rd party is beyond me.
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2010/7/1 Bryan Davenport <email@example.com>
Thank you, Phil. Unfortunately, we will have to pass on this home. We use GC Mitigation Services for all of our deals.
All the best,
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:03:12 -0400
Subject: Re: XXX Road, South Salem, New York
Do you want to see the property? If so, I can schedule a walk through and if it meets your needs you can make an offer. I have an attorney negotiate the short sale with the lender as the client’s advocate, and she does an outstanding job on the dozen of files we have closed.