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Patricia Bot…, Home Buyer in Wills Point, TX

Are you aware that a Xgj Ndk is trying to rent the home for sale at 1818 Gilbreath Circle, Irving TX? I found it for rent on Craigs List.

Asked by Patricia Bottino, Wills Point, TX Wed May 30, 2012

He has emailed me 3x wants $800/mo and $400 dep. Is this legitimate? Patricia.bottino@gmail.com

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Please be aware of Internet scams, such as the one you mentioned, are becoming fairly common recently. The poster will take any publicly listed house for sale and post an ad stating it is for rent. If you respond, you will receive a response along the lines of sending a deposit or money to a certain PO Box and the lease and keys will be mailed to you.
The moral of the story:
Always work with an apartment locater/REALTOR to assist you in your rental search. Most services are free of charge to the renter, as it would be if you used me as your locater.
Your best course of action is to report the posting as SPAM.

If you would like my help in finding a rental home for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Robert Regan
214-444-3576
Rob@RKRegan.com
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I don't see it listed for lease only for sale. Where did you see the ad for lease?

Doesn't sound legit to me.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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There are rental scams and few of my vacant listings have been part of those circumstance with person arrested.

Why you always need to use a Realtor in any transaction.

I specialize in residential leasing

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You need to ask the listing agent - it shows on MLS to be available FOR SALE but not for rent - Listing agent:
Patricia Trapnell (972)594-6000 Prudential office Cell: (972)594-6000 Email: patricia@patriciatrapnell.com

More to the point, this profiles a scam that showed up on one of my recent listings -- and they took money from at least 3 different "tenants" with nothing in return!! here's a link to my blog:
http://collincountynow.com/blog/renters-beware-scammers-see-…

Beware!
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Good blog post Norma. Same thing happened on one of mine a couple of years ago. It's borderline frightening, that's for sure!
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Real estate transactions, either sale or lease, cannot be solely transacted through the internet and email. If someone will not talk with you in person you can be practically certain it is a scam. Don't fall for it - contact the listing agent with the info the other good agents here have provided.

I have gotten to the point that I tell people to not bother looking on Craigslist for properties. If a property is being legitimately marketed you'll find it somewhere else, not Craigslist.
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Some of these are scams. I would be careful, especially if the rent sounds to good to be true. Most want money up front and are out of country. I would work with a Realtor that knows the area.
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Hi Patricia,

It only see it on sale on the MLS system. Just be very careful when you are dealing with non-license individual.

You can contact the listing agent. her name is Patricia at patricia@patriciatrapnell.com just to be safe.

Let me know you need any other help in the future. You can reach me at 214-519-9493 and dixondfw@gmail.com

Thanks

Dixon
Realtor
http://www.findyourtexashome.com
214-519-9493
dixondfw@gmail.com
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