Beware of scamers reposting adds at lower prices.
If you notice any adds that DO NOT have a phone number advertised, this is most likely a scam.
If you can't meet with them, don't do business with them. Never wire money to anyone! Beware of Out Of Country owners.
You know the saying, if it sounds to good to be true it probably is? It can't be more true when it comes to renting a house. There are a lot of scams out there and I would like you to know a couple things that might protect you and keep you from losing money. Watch the video above and report any scams that you find.
Visit http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams for helpful information about scams.
A good rule of thumb is to look for contact information. Those blind adds, or adds without a full name and contact information (i.e. US phone number), could be a sign of a scam. All properties that are listed through a real estate company must have, by law, that company's name and the listing agent's last name on the advertisement. You should know, without question, that you are calling a real estate company. Working with a real estate company is not a bad thing. The common misconception is that it's harder to go through a real estate company is just that, a misconception. Truthfully it's one of the easiest and safest way to find you next home. If you do work with the owner of a property, make sure you can talk to them over the phone or better yet in person. Try to get their full name then do some research. Property appraisers web site is a great place to start. Search for the property address and make sure the person your talking to is actually the owner of record. Do not be afraid to ask for prof of ID (i.e. drivers license or copy of a utility bill.) This will ensure you that they are the owner.
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Other things that you might want to be aware of is Foreclosure Properties and those which might have Chinese Drywall. The best thing I can tell you here is to do your homework. Research what to look for when it come to Chinese Drywall, also where to look up property status when it comes to Foreclosures. Click on Check the status of an owner and follow instructions for help with this. I'm sad to say that not all owners are truthful about these issues. Quest Real Estate Solution is a small family owned company. Our reputation is what makes us successful. We do a complete inspection of the property and a back ground check of our owners to make sure that you will not be affected by these issues if we can help it. We will look out for you, and be completely open and honest with you to the best of our ability.
Thank you for the time you have taken reading the message. I hope that it helps you in finding your next home. If you have any questions, please call us.