In this first issue of “Got Real Estate” we will explore the notion and the first lesson of real estate: “Caveat emptor,” a Latin term that means "let the buyer beware." The purpose of this newsletter is to provide specialized information to a targeted audience in the Bay Area, who needs to know the truth and facts about real estate and how to avoid pitfalls. I grew up watching GI Joe, and I am a firm believer that “knowing is half the battle,” and the more you know the better you are to make an informed decision. This newsletter is to create credibility, trust and build awareness. Please share and spread the word. Enjoy.
Tips for Reducing your risk in Real Estate.
I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the Californian Bureau of Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell, and he expressed concern over the level of real estate fraud.
Tip 1: Make sure you are dealing with a licensed real estate professional.
It is hard to get real information especially if someone is posing as an imposter. There has been numerous cases of fraud, of people posing to be real estate agents. One way is to check for their license.
It is easy, go to http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp