We get calls every week from tenants who are looking for a home to rent who have been scammed. They saw an ad for a great home at a phenomenal price. They emailed the “owner” and they were told to go look at the home – but only from the outside. This should be a red flag that the person doesn’t have the right to rent the home. You should ALWAYS be able to see a home before you rent it.
You should do your due diligence whenever you enter a contract with someone. At Solid Source Property Management, Inc, we are licensed real estate brokerage firm in the state of Georgia. You can verify this by going to the Georgia Real Estate Commission website and looking us up. Not all landlords are licensed. This is one of the biggest advantages to using a professional property management company as they are required to follow the laws. You can also check us out on the Better Business Bureau.
We know that there are a lot of choices out there for your new home. We would love to welcome you into our family. We have served thousands of tenants and look forward to helping you any way we can.
For further flags listen in as Anne Lackey, Broker of Solid Source Property Management, Inc. discusses in more details some clues that you may be scammed if you are looking for a home to rent on Craigslist & other free advertising sites!