Your House Is For Rent. No It's Not!

Real Estate Agent with Baker Home Team California DRE# 01210255

This happened to one of my clients just after closing escrow. She answered the door, and the person said they wanted to rent the house. Be careful. Google YOUR address.

Original content by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 311291


A caller yesterday asking about one of my listings. He was interested in renting.

'Sorry Sir but that home is not for rent.' ' But the internet says it is.' 

He sent me a link from Craig's list and it says $750 a month.

I looked and there is a photo of my property, with my MLS verbiage and sure enough, it says it IS for rent. This caller was given the name of the owner (NOT) and a story of why they were moving. He drove by the property, saw my sign and called me. He said it sounded too good to be true...a single family home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, a nice lot...what could be wrong?


What was wrong?

This house is NOT for rent!

This is a SCAM!


scam homerome


I shared this information with the owner along with all the links found and he is going to follow through with filing a report.

Have you had this kind of SCAM?

How did you handle it?

How can we protect our sellers?

How can we protect the general public? Would really like to hear from any of you who have had this experience.


Margaret Rome

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Comments (2)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thomas Baker, CRS Thanks for the re-blog. With your next blog and a few comments, you will be at 100k points. Congratulations.

Jun 02, 2019 12:47 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Great choice for a reblog, we have that happen in our market as well.  I feel really bad for those that fall for these scams.

Jun 02, 2019 02:36 PM