AURORA – Deborah Averch estimates she's received more than 100 phone calls in the last few days from real estate agents who want to sell her house. There's one problem: it isn't for sale.
"I've never seen anything like it in my life," she said. "It's like a bunch of vultures out there."
Averch says she listed her home months ago, but after a contract fell through and she realized the home needed some repairs, she decided to take it off the market.
Then, out of the blue on Monday she started getting dozens of phone calls from real estate agents trying to convince her to sell the home.
"It just hit so quickly that I didn't know what to do," she said.
She says on Monday alone she received about 75 to 100 calls in a matter of 12 hours. Most were local but some came in from around the country. The calls have slowed down a bit in the days since.
She called the agent who tried to sell her home initially asking what happened. The agent said she hadn't done anything.
That agent then began to call some of the agents who had been pestering Averch to see where they got her numbers.
Some hung up on her. But others volunteered that they'd gotten her information from at least two websites that sell leads on expired listings to real estate agents, RedX and Vulcan 7.
Averch emailed both companies asking to be removed from their lists. RedX responded saying they'd removed her information but couldn't guarantee others would do the same.
"Even though I would say 'no, it's not on the market anymore,' they would keep pushing you," she said.
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