It would be highly unethical not to show you the house and ask for the deposit. I believe that first you need to see if you are interested in a property itself before you invest the money. I have never seen an agent asking for a deposit upfront.
You might want to check out if the person who is trying to collect the deposit is the agent listing that property. There has been some shady business going on with rentals lately.
You may find a bigger selection in the surrounding areas. I will need to talk with you and ask you some questions. Please e-mail me at email@example.com or call me at 818-730-8635. Clint Lohr, Keller Williams-- Burbank.... more
You should look at Craig's list
Or home away from home
Be cautious and careful with Craig's list, but they are informative
Realtors don't really deal with rooms, Owners do
Sorry I couldn't help
Just like we do in SF, check out craigslist -- and look for property management companies who regularly post rentals. Best that you work with a professional leasing agent rather than take a risk responding to individual posters who may be scammers.
Hello Montse, I would be more than happy to help you in your search for a home. I work out of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North. Feel free to contact me directly so that we can discuss your needs more specifically in person or over the phone.
Coldwell Banker | Beverly Hills North
Cell: (323) 570-1441
Office: (310) 777-6393
DRE Lic # 01884185
You can search for long term and short term leases or properties for sale on http://www.courvilleandfung.com/mls-search/
Use the property pull down menu to select Residential Lease
JB Fung | Director - Architectural Division
John Aaroe Group
8560 Sunset Blvd., 3rd Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tel: 323-315-7450 | Fax: 323-927-1650
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