Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES,  REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh it's been happening in (the bigger cities) in AZ! 
Deed fraud, crooked 'principal' crooked notary usually out of state and no one paying attention to second homes that haven't been dusted off recently or where the owner has died and the mailing address is 'somewhere else'. 
And the crooks are usually in . . . . CALIFELONY of course! LOL
Here's one recent case.

Jun 17, 2022 04:02 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes one of our local attorneys has spoke to our brokers group about this topic.  She has dealt with many folks that have had this happen to them.  Every once in awhile I remind our SOI to make sure all is good and explain this to them.  They are appreciative.

Jun 17, 2022 05:00 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Interesting form of "insurance" or protection, with a lot of fear tactics to get the sale.  

 

    I'm not saying scammers never record bogus Deeds, of course they do, but it's not as easy as this website makes it sound.  At least not in Florida.

 

   In Florida, anyone recording a Deed will face Documentary Stamp Tax on the Deed, and recording costs.  That typically runs into the thousands of dollars.  All signatures must be notarized and witnessed, the name and address of the person who prepared that Deed must be printed, and many other Florida Statutory requirements for recording instruments affecting real property.

 

    I can think of other ways to spend $20 a month.

Jun 17, 2022 03:14 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

This reminds me of the mail that I have gotten in the past from companies that are trying to entice me to pay to obtain a copy of my recorded deed. Of course, for the service that they offer, the want to charge much more than I would pay if I simple requested a copy from the county recorder of from a title company.

Jun 17, 2022 02:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've heard of these and asked my title company how they work.  They said there is nothing they can do to actually prevent anything.  The best that can be done, which our county does, is to notify you once there is a recording.  Six counties, including mine, offer email notifications now any time your name has a deed change (this will present false positives if you have a common name and they warn about that).

 

More information here: https://danieldobbs.org/socal-counties-provide-deed-and-housing-fraud-protections-2/

Jun 18, 2022 07:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am with Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate on this one. So many issues that provide an owner protection and impact professional licenses. Save the $20 and get an extra two gallons of gas for your vehicle.

Jun 18, 2022 04:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Real Estate is a multi-trillion-dollar industry with everyone trying to take a bite out of it. Ideas, companies, gimmicks, tools and services come and go.  Lots of it is reinventing the wheel and giving it another name. Still, some of it is not necessary to perform what people did over the millenniums i.e. buy/sell/invest and use a scribe (agent) for the history & confirmation

Jun 17, 2022 04:06 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am in CA as well.  I've not heard or read about this happening in my area. That does not mean it does not, or cannot happen. 

Jun 18, 2022 09:57 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Our clerk of court has a service that you can sign up for free and it will notify you each time something is recorded against any of your properties. 

Jun 18, 2022 09:56 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Anyone can e-record a fraudulent deed on property. This service does not stop that from occurring.  The original title insurance policy covers them from this scam  but they have to make a claim. I'm working on an article about title for a news outlet related. I would not purchase this expensive service. Read your tax bill, check the mail, be aware, don't give your date of birth or social to anyone on the phone, do not give your correct date of birth to social media set ups.

Jun 18, 2022 09:55 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I found this on a Google search.  It kind of reflects what I thought as to how we do business here in California, where there seems to be a lot of safeguards in place.  The brief article is from Forbes  READ HERE

Jun 18, 2022 08:44 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

we have title insurance which protects against forgery so we don't need anything else.  Plus my wife is friends with the clerk and has told him if a deed comes in for our house call us because we aren't selling.

Jun 18, 2022 07:18 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hmmm...I don't know anything about them but may have seen a TV ad

Jun 18, 2022 06:37 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've seen the commercials, but I have title insurance. I'm good.

Jun 18, 2022 02:31 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Their tv ads use scare tactics

Jun 18, 2022 12:02 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I'll sell you a car warranty for the same monthly price. This is paranoid.

Jun 18, 2022 06:07 AM
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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 heard of this, but would definitely have to do some research, sounds like a scam.

Jun 18, 2022 05:13 AM