REALTOR® SAFETY ALERT: Beware of Suspicious "Buyers” Requesting to See Vacant Homes

by Christina DeFalco | Aug 23, 2019


LIBOR has received two reports that may affect the safety of our members. 

It was reported that both a man and woman identifying themselves as a wealthy family with children from Charlotte, North Carolina were looking to purchase homes in excess of 1 million dollars in the Garden City area.  These “buyers” ask to see vacant homes stating they need a quick move due to a business relocation. 

It was reported that the “buyers” tried to establish trust through several texts and email communications, but when the members tried to verify information and/or requested financial documents prior to the showing, the “buyers” ceased all communication. 

One incident occurred in July and the second in August.  These reports came from two separate firms.

If you receive a similar request, no matter what area you work in, please verify information, obtain proper identification, and follow your company’s protocol for REALTOR® safety. 

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LIBOR is committed to the safety of its members and the community at large!

Have Something to Report?

Fill out our REALTOR® Safety Alert Submission Form HERE or report an incident by calling 631. 661.4800 and selecting Option 1 to be connected to our Customer Service Department; or email us at: