10 Signs a Note Buyer may be Trying to Cheat You
The following is a list of things a note holder should be aware of when contacting a note buyer for pricing options and when selling their note. If you experience any of the following you might want to work with someone you can trust:
If a full purchase price offer is too good to be true.
- If they are giving you an unrealistically high price (much higher price than other note buyers you have contacted).
- If they tell you the price given is good today only (prices are normally good until the next payment has been made on your note).
- If they pressure you into signing a Purchase Agreement.
- If they are unlicensed in their state (if applicable).
- If they ask you to pay costs up front (you shouldn’t have to pay costs at all, you are already taking a discount on your note).
- If there is no visible progress two weeks after signing purchase agreement (was appraisal ordered? title ordered? etc.)
- If they lower the price within days of funding.
- If they lower the price without ability to show proof of negative factors (the 3 main reasons the value of a note will go down after the initial price is given are unacceptable credit, property value lower than the sales price and title defects that cannot be fixed).
- If they coerce and intimidate you into accepting a lower price.