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Rainmaker
1,922,214
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Michael

Oct 10, 2018 06:48 AM
Ambassador
5,409,720
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have read of this, seemed like a millenial gimmick, no idea if they were successful with the scheme though.

Oct 10, 2018 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,062,534
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No

Oct 10, 2018 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,606
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, did not hear about it.

Oct 10, 2018 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
991,495
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Your question has posted twice

Oct 10, 2018 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,428
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've heard of the notion, never heard of anyone doing it and it working.

Oct 10, 2018 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,044,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Nope

Oct 10, 2018 07:05 AM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     There was that story on the news recently, where a couple wanted to reward some homeless guy who helped them out.  They raised enough $$$ through Go Fund Me dot com to buy the man a house.  

 

     But then the tale turned sordid; homeless guy started blowing the money on drugs and alcohol; the couple took the money (several hundred grand) and bought stuff for themselves instead.   Lawyers are now involved.

Oct 10, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,589,096
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No direct experience.

Oct 10, 2018 06:34 AM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have heard of it but it was not my client and not something I followed. 

Oct 10, 2018 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I did a tad of reading about it, still don't really get it, and no experience with it.

Oct 10, 2018 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,251
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Glitch?

Oct 10, 2018 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,027,385
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have heard referenced to it but have no direct knowledge of anyone successfully doing it.

I did see a Go Fund Me plea for a 20-something to be able to take a vacation in Canada...because she had never been.  

Oct 10, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,211,648
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not in my bag of tricks!

Oct 10, 2018 04:34 PM
Rainmaker
563,429
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No, I have not -

Oct 10, 2018 04:15 PM
Rainmaker
6,608,753
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Oct 10, 2018 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,119,296
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've not heard of any successful crowd funding campaigns to buy a home.

Oct 10, 2018 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,941,037
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not.

Oct 15, 2018 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,014,755
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That is a new one on me.

Oct 14, 2018 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,216,884
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I believe that I answered this already. 

Oct 11, 2018 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If they are investor, then it could be a good try, but an wner occupied, that is just not tactful. There is so many Gofundme's that it hurts from the real ones in need

Oct 11, 2018 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not, but I guess anyone can set up a page to do this in one of the many sites that do this.

Oct 11, 2018 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
535,339
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have not heard of it.  When in doubt I ask a lender.

Oct 11, 2018 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 11, 2018 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,722,335
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael I would not trust it, but what do I know, Endre

Oct 10, 2018 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,387,478
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've heard of it in the magazines, but have not experienced it.  Just sounds like the buyer would make the buyers of 2008 look qualified!

Oct 10, 2018 09:43 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

No - isn't that parent-gifting?!!

Oct 10, 2018 07:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Are they legal in the US?  I know people can invest in silly things like invest lawsuits pooling $ together....

If I get an offer from them I pass.... 

 

Oct 10, 2018 01:30 PM