We have found that Craigslist is your best option for a rental. 85% to 95% of all rentals leased in San Diego County are found using Craigslist. It is used to advertise rentals by property owners, property management companies and agents alike. The rental listings are far more up to date than what you will find anywhere else.
Beware of rental scam listings and ads that "look too good to be trueâ€. Make sure you talk to the person managing the property and meet them to see it. Scams usually involve people asking for a deposit in order to see the property. The "owner" usually states they live out of state or out of the country. Other scams involve people stealing pictures from homes for sale and then posting it as a rental with a low rental rate.
Best of luck to you,
Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
National Association of Realtors
CA BRE License 01713506.
Please keep educating people about these scams. Also, I highly recommend that both tenants and landlords use the services of a realtor to find or rent out a property. Tenants don't pay a fee for this.
It's like my mom always said, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't."
Thanks for posting this on Trulia, that is awesome also in order to make it better for you and anyone else I would recommend you to Flag the post as a scam. If you happen to have any questions about a property before you flag it for removal, please feel free to ask me and I will gladly give you the info to see if it's a scam or not. Just send me the full address or the Trulia link.
We need more people like you Lola Sager.