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Byron Moreira, Renter in 60639

I was looking at 9328 s. Vernon ave. a house for rent, but is actually a house that is on the market for sale. Is it a scam or an error?

Asked by Byron Moreira, 60639 Mon Nov 18, 2013

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Ms. Perez,

This property definitely is not for rent. It is listed in our multipe listing service for $189,900. I'd be happy to refer to an agent in that area if you'd like to take a closer look and start working with a trusted Realtor who can help you avoid these kinds of scams.

Best,
Stephanie Scott
Agent, Coldwell Banker
stephanie.scott@cbexchange.com
847-425-3747
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 22, 2013
Happened with one of my listings also! You Need a good realtor,this way will not waste your time making hopes for something what doesn't exist!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 20, 2013
It is a scam. Someone keeps taking the same agent's sale listings and claiming there are for rent. I contacted the listing agent about another property that had the same question and he confirmed it was a scam.

Frank Montro
REALTOR

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.
3055 W 111th St Ste 1North
Chicago, IL 60655
Office (773) 779-5500
Direct Line (708) 307-0777
Cell (708) 307-0777
Fax (773) 779-7685
Personal Fax (708) 479-3308
montrof@aol.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 20, 2013
Where did you see the listing? There's no indication in the Multiple Listing Service that it has been listed for rent. Please be careful...there are a LOT of scams out there, as people have described below. If you are looking for a house to rent, your best bet is to work with an agent who is familiar with the area and will protect you from fraud. There's no charge to you for their services, and you'll get both the correct information about the market and peace of mind. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 20, 2013
Work with a Realtor to have access to accurate and reliable info.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Call the agent and inquire. Do not give any money to anyone who does not seem reputable or trustworthy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
There are two big signs of a rental scam - if the price is too good to be true and if the details are a little fishy, like they will send you the keys or if they don't go through a normal screening process and want you to send money. If it is on the market for sale, possible it is also for rent. But chances are - it is a scam. Contact the listing agent and find out.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Contact the selling agent and find out if it is also for rent. The same agent would represent the listing in both cases and they can confirm if it is not for rent and therefore a scam.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Hilda,

This happens often. Usually it is a scam or a rental property manager trying to pick up tenants for other properties.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
312.515.7823
ivan@atproperties.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Most likely it is a scam. A lot of these are out there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
call or inquire and find out
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Ask the person who has a phone number to contact. I'm sure they are only going to do a month to month rental. Is that worth your time? Hate to move in to find out that the new owner wants you out. If the rental starts in December, spring market starts in March. Is 3 months worth your time, your moving expense, etc?
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