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July 2016

An unidentified male has reportedly been calling real estate offices throughout the Valley representing himself falsely as a fellow agent, often going by the name “Steve.” Once he has an agent on the phone, he begins asking inappropriate questions about other female agents in the office. The caller, in one particular instance, said that he knew an agent was working in a model home and he knew personal information about the agent.

If this person calls your office: 1) report the call to local police providing as much detail as possible; and 2) contact your broker and disseminate the information throughout your office and other outlets. In response to these incidents, law enforcement has suggested that agents not be alone when showing properties, that they partner up during open houses, and that they notify law enforcement when they are conducting an open house so that extra surveillance can be provided.