Good for you for doing the research. Many people wouldn't know to ask for and look up a BRE (Bureau of Real Estate) license number. As you know, you can look up more than just Real Estate agents. Not only can you check out a Prepaid Rental Listing Service like you did, but also Real Estate Appraisers, Mortgage Lenders, "Payday Lenders", Escrow Agents, Foreign Banks (state or international), Trust Companies, and more.
Here's the link to look up the many different kinds licenses:
In fact, it's the law that agents/brokers have to give you their license number right away. Don't be shy about asking for a license number.
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San Francisco CA 94109-0463
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If you decide to search for rentals on Trulia, check out their info on scams before moving forward. Asking a real estate agent is always a good way to ensure that you don't end up in a scam.
Hope this helps!
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