MPI Real Estate Group
Get the "owners" name. Then go to the county tax rolls and cross reference to see if it is the same person. Sometimes the "owner" is actually a tenant moving out without letting the landlord know. If you meet the landlord, ask for their ID to confirm they are who they are (and compare to what you viewed in the tax rolls)
NEVER send a cashiers check to anyone without first viewing the property. Another reason to use an experienced Realtor. If you found a rental property on your own, a Realtor could still assist you.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
If the owner/landlord can not show you the rental and or if they ask for you to send money = scam.
If they are asking a crazy low price = scam
Do a google search of the address, many homes for sale are taken and converted to a rental that is not real. The listed home will usually not also be listed as a rental so start asking questions.
Is there an owner or agent you can call? There should be and they will be able to show you the house, not mail you keys.