Why You Need to Work With A Licensed Realtor, Even If You Are Renting!!!
My client just forwarded this to me. She is looking for a rental in Windermere. She saw an ad for this house and it seemed too good to be true (see image).
She asked me to check and instead of the $1975/mo as advertised on Craigslist, the rent is actually $2,799.
She was curious so here is her reply and the response she got from her inquiry:
It is very funny, i send an email just to check, i think is a scam… because this is the answer i got:
Thank you for your interest in the property listed for rent. You were the second to e-mail from the ad. The first prospective renter no longer had to move because of his home situation. So we give the opportunity to you. We just completed all new renovations and are now prepared to lease with flexible terms. We will work together with you on move in date, lease length and security deposit.
I understand that you desire the exact address of the property but we do want not to disclose the address before you are qualified. We have had a string of break ins, squatters and thefts at our other properties. We want to avoid that with this property because of the renovations that have cost lots of money. You are going to be the first to move in with the renovations.
All utilities are priced into the lease along with garage parking spaces. The appliances in the kitchen as well as laundry room were just installed. You have the option to pick your paint color and flooring before your arrival
If you would like to set up an appointment, go to the link below and request a copy of your credit report. We use this site since it’s it gives you 3 scores. All you need to do is fill out the form and you get your report We aren’t interested in specifics of your report, it’s more of a formality to ensure you have rental history. You can get your report by CLICKING HERE (NEVER CLICK ON A LINK LIKE THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHO IT IS COMING FROM!!!)
Do not send me the report over mail, bring it to the tour. We’ll waive your security deposit if your score is above 540+.
Let me know when you have an updated version of your credit report. Then I’ll schedule you for a showing.
See you soon,
Work with a licensed Realtor. Check them out before you give any confidential information. Your credit report only needs to be pulled by the property management company.
Contact me if you have any questions or are concerned about who you are working with.
Peter A. Daniel, REALTOR®