I’m not holding my breath for a response

Only the name and address have been changed in the following e-mail I received this week:


I am Makoto Robata from Japan. I will be relocating to the United States with my family very soon after my retirement, and I intend buying a home before I come over.

I will like you to send me a listing of properties with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms within the price range of $500,000.00 to $1,200,000.00 with a nice view and garage, in a nice neighborhood in your city and state. Communication via email will be better as my spoken English is very poor. Waiting to hear from you. Please reply to my private email on :


Makoto Robata

Pondering why he would send an e-mail from one account and suggest that I communicate with him on another, I naturally marveled Continue reading