Unfortunately this listing appears to be part of a rental scam that has been common recently. The rental scammers have been advertising houses that they do not own and have no authorization from the owner, at ridiculously low rents.
The scammers then collect your security deposit and prepaid rent from you and disappear with your money. The scammers also use the information that you give them for a credit check, to steal your identity and charge your credit cards and take money out of your bank accounts.
In most cases the owner of the property has no idea that the scammers have advertised their home for rent.
Also the scammers do not have licenses to practice Real Estate.
Yes. You were very smart to spot this and question it. Whatever you do, do not give these people any money or any information that they could use to steal your identity and access your bank accounts or credit accounts.
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Email Address: email@example.com
As you can see, the home is listed for sale and not for rent.
Thanks for the heads up - we will report this and have it taken down.
By the way, if the listing is missing:
1. The name of a recognized LOCAL real estate firm
2. The contact information for a LOCAL Realtor
3. An exact address of the home
Then run, do not walk, to report the listing to Trulia or the website where you find the posting. 99 percent of the time, the information is false and intended to part a consumer with his/her money.
Thanks for pointing this one out to me. I've already flagged it for Trulia.