You have not provided enough information to give you an intelligent answer, but off the cuff, what you describe is not the way things are usually done. I would not enter into such an agreement.
RUN as FAST as you can in the opposite direction!!!!
This is a SCAM!
NEVER wire money for keys to anyone unless you have met them in person, have seen the home and verified you are dealing with the landlord or true agent!
Let me guess - the rent sounds almost too good to be true (that's because it isn't true!) The person is out of the area and can't personally show you the house?
All red flags!!!
You should be working with an agent who can discern the difference and call the other agents to be sure you are really getting a place...
Have to be very careful with the internet.. I have had them scam a couple of properties of mine....
Contact me so I can help you in finding a place..
Ingrid Ski Realtor