I never meet with strangers in vacant houses. Why? For this very reason. It is dangerous. I do full background checks on potential buyers before I meet with them or use other precautions like carrying mace with me and letting others know my whereabouts prior to showing a vacant property. I take a friend with me or a lender and never do Open Houses without others.
Trust your gut. If something feels wrong then it probably is wrong.
Never show a home to someone who cannot fully qualify for the purchase and prove that they qualify by providing you Proof of Cash Funds or a Preapproval Letter from a Local Lender.
Be Smart. Be Safe. Stay Alive.
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.