Why am I getting Calls and Mail from People Wanting me to Sell my Arizona Home?

Why am I getting Calls and Mail from People Wanting me to Sell my Arizona Home

You are not alone if you feel you have been getting too many calls from someone you have never met asking you about selling your home.? It can be disturbing to get these kinds of calls, especially when your home is not on the market and the caller knows your name and home address.? There can also be automated or “robocalls,” which seem to come several times a day, making the same inquiries.? You may also have received several letters indicating you have an interested buyer for your residence.? You are probably wondering:? Why am I getting calls from people wanting me to sell my Arizona home?

Arizona is a Desirable Market

Phoenix and Buckeye have become two of the fastest growing cities in the country, and Phoenix remains the fifth largest city in the nation with a population of 5,660,272.? With record real estate sales and a low inventory of reasonably priced homes, Maricopa and other popular counties have seen an influx of prospective home buyers and renters.? One method to finding a home is for your realtor to call homeowners in a desired area to find out if anyone is interested in selling.? When the realtor happens to connect with someone looking to move or downsize or who can’t turn down a generous offer, these efforts can pay off for their clients.

The Realtor May be Looking for Business

Unsolicited calls or mail are also ways for a realtor to connect with a potential property seller.? A real estate agent may call you in hopes of representing you in a sales transaction.? You may also get a personalized letter offering to provide you with a ?free home estimate? or informing you that the realtor has clients looking for homes like yours in the neighborhood. ?These letters tend to be less about targeting your specific property for sale, and more about the sender trying to get your business.? Again, Arizona market conditions and housing scarcity may mean getting more calls and letters in the months ahead.

Robocalls May be a Problem

Depending on the message they convey, automated calls may be an annoyance or a targeted scam.? This form of advertising technology has become very inexpensive in recent years, leading to a sharp increase in calls. ?If the auto call is simply a message asking if you would like to know more about selling your home, it?s probably a basic advertisement, and you can hang up.? However, other calls may be from an unscrupulous party who is trying to trick you.? For example,? if your taxes are up to date, and you get an automated message claiming to be from the IRS that your home will be foreclosed upon if you don’t call back right away, this is almost certainly a scam, and you should report it to the Arizona Attorney General?s Consumer Protection Division.? Recently, the FCC passed laws which may help reduce some robocalls, but you should remain vigilant for possible fraudulent activity.

Finding the right real estate agent to help you buy or sell your home is a critical decision with legal implications.? Laura B. Bramnick is an experienced Arizona real estate attorney who has the skills and expertise you need from listing to offer and closing.? If you are seeking an exceptional, client-driven real estate lawyer in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Sedona and throughout the state of Arizona, contact Laura B. Bramnick to schedule your consultation.

 

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