it's a scam!!!!!!!!!
There are a lot of scam listings online...on all sites!!!!!
They use REAL listing photos but hijack them (cut and paste them to a fake listing). Then they make the rental price seem too good to be true - too low - that's because it IS NOT true - it's a scam.
They tell you some story about being out of town, out of state or country..........that's why they say they can't show you the home!
Some of the stories can be very creative as they are very sneaky and big liars! Some give you sob stories or say how lucky they are to have found you, and they only want someone to love the house like they do......etc.
They may ask you to fill out an "application" and ask personal information.
In any event...........they ask you to WIRE MONEY for KEYS!
Do NOT do that..........it's a scam.
Run in the opposite direction.
Before paying anyone anything.............Find a local agent to verify you're dealing with the legitimate owner.
And let me guess,,, it's a amazing price, that you will lose if you don't send the money immediately. And it's a great price because... it's not real!
I once dealt with a buyer that was making an All Cash offer on a home that I was the listing agent for. She was a social worker for special needs kids and her story was that she was engaged and her future husband's parents were buying the house as a gift. Except that there was always a delay with the funds. When she showed me the paperwork, i had a friend verify the bank ID number, It was a scam, and the engagement story was the "cover" the scammers gave her. They can be very persuasive.
Bottom line; its's a scam, don't believe their stories, deal with a legitimate real estate agent and ask for a copy of their license.
Keller Williams Landmark Realty
32-55 Francis Lewis Blvd
Bayside, NY 11365
When dealing with any agent you should make sure to go to their office. If they won't bring you to their office then something is suspect. Brokers are required to display their license. And we as agents or associate brokers have pocket licenses that we are supposed to carry with us. If an agent or broker won't show you their license then leave them.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Halstead Property, LLC