someone on this websitre tried to rent me a forclosed home... they no longer own? Why>

Asked by Hilary Morse, Long Beach, CA Mon Sep 17, 2012

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Michael Magaw, Agent, Torrance, CA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
It is usually best to allow a Realtor to help you find a home, either to purchase or lease. They will help you avoid scams.
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Adolfo Paz, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Hilary, real estate agents cooperate with other agents in terms of marketing homes for sale or rent. However, depending on the website you go to you may reach either the primary agent or an outside agent. The property is in fact available for rent for $1250/mo - Looking for a property to Lease - Call Benefit Realty - 310-916-3645
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Todd Foust, Agent, Anaheim, CA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
HI Hillary

The reason might be a scammer that wants your money. Usually in the form of a wire to an alleged "owner" who can't meet you in person.

This is the correct listing agent for that home:

Peter Kashinsky (PKASPET) DRE# 01765792
Real Estate Establishment
Primary 714-744-5711

Another agent may show and help you rent this but just make sure they have a license and the rental info matches what you are seeing here on Trulia. Also, don't pay any renters fees without meeting the broker/owner in person and going over some sort of agreement paperwork. Be careful out there and use your best judgment.
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Lesley Harris…, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Most likley it was some type of fraud or scam. When you find a place and seriously considering to move in and live for a year or two. Before you hand over a security check / deposit check please have one of us Realtors check out the owners first. A lot of people already have a Notice of Default filed and you do not want to get stuck in a scenario that the bank forecloses and takes over while you are still living there. Just be extra cautious ~ We are all here to help the public and consumers , this is our job.

Lesley Harris, Realtor
(562) 673-0943
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Shannon Jones, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Unfortunately, there are a number of people out there who try to take advantage of others. We've had some of our vacant listings for sale that have been "hijacked" by scammers and advertised on rentals on various sites. Basically the scammers take the descriptions and photos and then advertise the properties as rentals -- usually for a price that seems too good to be true.
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