I recommend using an agent to help you. If you go at it alone, make sure to watch for fraud. Confirm that the landlord you are talking to is the actual owner. Make sure the home you are leasing is not currently in default.
If the deal looks too good to be true, then it might be. Check comps for similar leases in the area to determine if you are being overcharged or if it is too good to be true. There have been two 3 Bedroom leases in the MLS on Vanderbilt in the last 6 months. They leased for $2950 and $3500.
Just found a 3 bed 1.75 bath for $1900 hope this helps you..
much more likely to find. Some people use Westside rentals and it takes patience.
Do you have any pets? Also be prepared to have to run your credit and share the information with the places you try.. Will look and set you up on a search site right away.
Lynne Pope RE/MAX Estate Properties