Maria please call me: Evan 760-390-4443

Asked by Evan Vassilakis, Escondido, CA Wed Jun 19, 2013

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Kari Shea, Agent, San Diego, CA
Fri Jun 21, 2013
Hi Evan,

When looking for rentals, your best bet is Craigslist. 85% to 95% of all rentals leased in San Diego County are found using Craigslist. It is used to advertise rentals by owners, property management companies and agents alike.

The best way to search is to put the zip code in the search box and then enter the rest of your parameters. Check often and call/e-mail right away as many rentals move quickly!

Lastly, beware of rental scam listings and ads that "look too good to be true”. Make sure you talk to the person managing the property and meet them to see it. Scams usually involve people asking for a deposit prior to seeing the property or filling out a rental application. The "owner" usually states they live out of state or out of the country. Other scams involve people stealing pictures off homes for sale with a low rental rate. That is usually when they ask for the deposit up front.

Best of luck to you,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
National Association of Realtors
CA DRE License 01713506
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Ricki Lynn M…, Agent, San Diego, CA
Thu Jun 20, 2013

This is a SCAM. This is a 4bed, 3bath, 4278sqft house...there is no way it's renting for $1200 a month. If this was legit, there would be contact information for the Homeowner/Agent/Leasing Company. This home was up for lease in 2007 for $3000 a month.

Beware of the Internet Scams, just because it's on a trusted site like Trulia doesn't mean its safe. Your best bet is to use a Property Management Company or Realtor to find rental property. We have ways to check ownership to make sure the landlord is who they say they are and that the property isn't in danger of being foreclosed upon.

And never give Money to a Stranger!

Thanks for using Trulia,
Realtor Ricki
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