BEWARE OF SCAMS
HAR warns all members that scammers are at it again. We’ve been informed that several REALTORS® have had listings of homes for sale hacked and posted as available for lease on a site called Backpage. As a result, calls are coming in from would-be renters who have seen the bogus listings. A suspicious vehicle was been seen near at least one of the properties and HPD was notified. If you believe a listing has been hacked, contact the website manager immediately and ask to have it removed.
OPEN HOUSE WARNING
Make safety your top priority when staffing an open house! HAR has been alerted that a guest at a recent open house in Briargrove was caught going through the medicine cabinet in search of prescription drugs. He is described as a white male, about 6’1” in his mid- to late-30s, with a crew cut and thick beard, driving a black SUV with New York license plates. A girl, about 7 or 8 years old, was with him. Always exercise caution during open houses. Use the buddy system. Report suspicious activity to the police.