The only time a property manager will collect a fee is if you like the place we showed you and you want to apply, at which time we run a credit report and process all your references before creating an 18 page lease. Single or a Married Couple are charged $25.
I recently had the photos of one of my rentals hijacked on craigslist. Some one put picures of my rental's slick new kitchen on their shabby rental. The nerve...
I would not trust this as there are many scams and ways of stealing your money.
If you see a rental that is way too good to be true, it may not be real. Use caution and never give them cash. Work with a reputable company and agent...you will be happy you did.