What You Need To Know
Before Buying or Renting
Real Estate on
Craigslist & Ebay
It is a fact that the majority of consumers begin there new home searches on the internet. Ebay and Craigslist can be a great source for listing a home for sale or searching for a bargain. Unfortunately, these sites can also be a haven for unscrupulous people and scams on these sites are common. The openness of the platform allows anyone to post anything for sale without any safeguards for the
Rental properties are particularly vulnerable to this kind of scam.Homes listed for sale by the actual owners or listing agents are then also listed for rent by the scammer. The goal being to collect the first month's rent and or a deposit.The most successful way to accomplish this scheme is by contacting the actual seller or the agent listing the property.In this way they will have the answers to all of the questions that a potential tenant might ask and also giving them the ability to OK basically anything to the potential tenant like smoking, guard dogs, etc.The only goal is to pull in as many victims as they can to make the most money.
Call our team of professional agents at Keller Williams Realty. We would be honored to help you with all of your real estate needs.Kelly Taylor
Keller Williams Realty
8210 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.