Posted by Jason on July 14, 2002 at 08:32:17:
Thanks for the response. My strategy is first to find the buyers and then have them choose the house they want. Then I buy the house below appraisal and sell it to them at appraisal. Therefore, the buyers are needed first to choose the house. In my area (Northwest Indiana near Chicago), most homes can be bought for below appraisal, so it wouldn’t be a problem finding houses once I find the buyers, so the “I Buy Homes” kind of ad wouldn’t be needed.
As for the ghost ad, it seems that that is completely unethical. There is no house that is available, but yet I’m lying to say that there is just to get clients. Sounds like a bait and switch to me. Thanks again for the follow-up and I look forward to any more responses.