I was looking at 9328 s. Vernon ave. a house for rent, but is actually a house that is on the market for sale. Is it a scam or an error?

Asked by Byron Moreira, 60639 Mon Nov 18, 2013

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Stephanie Sc…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Ms. Perez,

This property definitely is not for rent. It is listed in our multipe listing service for $189,900. I'd be happy to refer to an agent in that area if you'd like to take a closer look and start working with a trusted Realtor who can help you avoid these kinds of scams.

Stephanie Scott
Agent, Coldwell Banker
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Daniel Mirea, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Happened with one of my listings also! You Need a good realtor,this way will not waste your time making hopes for something what doesn't exist!
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Jacqueline S…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Nov 20, 2013
It is a scam. Someone keeps taking the same agent's sale listings and claiming there are for rent. I contacted the listing agent about another property that had the same question and he confirmed it was a scam.

Frank Montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.
3055 W 111th St Ste 1North
Chicago, IL 60655
Office (773) 779-5500
Direct Line (708) 307-0777
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Fax (773) 779-7685
Personal Fax (708) 479-3308
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Cindy Wilson, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Where did you see the listing? There's no indication in the Multiple Listing Service that it has been listed for rent. Please be careful...there are a LOT of scams out there, as people have described below. If you are looking for a house to rent, your best bet is to work with an agent who is familiar with the area and will protect you from fraud. There's no charge to you for their services, and you'll get both the correct information about the market and peace of mind. Good luck!
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Work with a Realtor to have access to accurate and reliable info.
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Howie Andron, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Call the agent and inquire. Do not give any money to anyone who does not seem reputable or trustworthy.
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Suzanne Hami…, Agent, Orland Park, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
There are two big signs of a rental scam - if the price is too good to be true and if the details are a little fishy, like they will send you the keys or if they don't go through a normal screening process and want you to send money. If it is on the market for sale, possible it is also for rent. But chances are - it is a scam. Contact the listing agent and find out.
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Jacqueline S…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Contact the selling agent and find out if it is also for rent. The same agent would represent the listing in both cases and they can confirm if it is not for rent and therefore a scam.
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Ivan Sagel, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013

This happens often. Usually it is a scam or a rental property manager trying to pick up tenants for other properties.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Most likely it is a scam. A lot of these are out there.
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Marilyn Shiv…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Ask the person who has a phone number to contact. I'm sure they are only going to do a month to month rental. Is that worth your time? Hate to move in to find out that the new owner wants you out. If the rental starts in December, spring market starts in March. Is 3 months worth your time, your moving expense, etc?
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