Do not do business with Leonard Marrufo or Fireside Realty and Mortgage, run away! Leonard takes advantage of elderly people in estate situations, and does not understand the meaning of NO.
After a major mishandling of our family matters and exhibiting unprofessionalism and outrageous behavior (including joyriding and wrecking a vehicle), our family obviously no longer wanted to do business with him.
We told him this on multiple occasions, including a cease and desist letter and on the phone, that we absolutely did not want to do business with him anymore.
Period. Despite all of that, he still took it upon himself to put up a listing for our home.
Yes, I’m serious!! We forced him to take it down right after we discovered it (the contract had long expired), and called the police twice.
Yes, I said “police”. Yes, that was on TWO occasions!!
You think that’d be the end of it, nope, he then went to the courthouse and requested copies of our estate case, and requested to be informed of any developments.
Wow, what a psycho! This was well after I called Brian Folden directly to let him know what sort of people he had working for him.
In doing some of my own investigation, we discovered (to no surprise) that he has several (civil and domestic violence) restraining orders on file in this county (it’s online, public information); I have to wonder why a real estate broker like Brian would even keep such a person around. Nice show of integrity for Fireside.
Needless to say we ended up reporting Leonard and Brian to the DRE, about our experience from HELL.