Beware of Teaser Links
A couple months ago I made a the mistake of clicking on a link on Facebook and want to warn you: Beware of Teaser Links! An incredible interest rate on morgages based on the Obama's Making Home Affordable Act caught my attention. I thought it sounded too good to be true but wanted to see know more in case I could share the information with clients and friends.
I clicked on the link and it started down a line of questions. When they asked for a social security number, I knew it was not going to be good so I aborted the process.
Having entered my phone number though was already a huge mistake. For the first couple days afterward, we got 10 calls a day from lenders wanting to help me with my refinance. The number of calls dwindled down but two months later, we are still getting at least 1-2 calls per day.
I should know this being a Realtor, as we have companies constantly calling to sell us leads. They get these leads in this same fashion and then sell them to us. In this case, I'm sure they sold them to lenders.
My advise if you see a tempting link like this, would be to search for the terminology that tempted you by yourself. If you have to enter your phone number or email to get the answers you want, you may end up unsuspectingly being a lead like I was! Beware of Teaser Links!
If you need a lender, ask a Realtor you trust. If you need a Realtor in an area outside of your own, still ask a Realtor you trust if they can refer you to someone. I've found there's a lot more accountability that comes with referrals.
I am a REALTOR® in El Dorado Hills with Lyon Real Estate. I love living in El Dorado Hills, where homes with views have become my passion. Working with both buyers and sellers, my concentration on homes for sale includes not only El Dorado Hills, but also Folsom and the Cameron Park vicinity. For more information on me or our wonderful area visit my website at www.DeeDeeRiley.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you're ready to sell or buy a home – I would love to help! To read what my clients have to say about me and my service, visit my Client Testimonial page.
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DeeDee Riley - El Dorado Hills Realtor - Lyon Real Estate - CABRE#01499004
When you're ready to sell or buy a home; I would love to help! To read what my clients have to say about me and my service, visit my Client Testimonial page.