There are many people looking for a home or apartment to rent in Wayne and Pike County – seems like there are more people looking to rent than there are properties available.
Please be careful when searching online for a home to rent. A common scam has been showing up on Trulia, Craigslist, and other websites for quite some time now, but many folks are still being duped by these clever deceptions.
The scammer scrapes information & photos from “for sale” listings and puts them up “for rent,” sometimes at extremely cheap prices. The scammer will give some excuse as to why he/she can’t meet you at the property to give you a tour (a common excuse is claiming to have moved out of state or been deployed overseas or is serving in the military, job relocation, etc.) The scammer will instruct you to wire money to secure the rental, and will then promise send you the keys.
Do not do it! If the so-called landlord can not meet you at the property, or have a representative meet you at the property and show it to you in person, it is probably a scam. You will lose your money – and you won’t have a home to rent.
As a REALTOR, I do not personally deal with rentals, only sales. If you are interested in a long term or a vacation rental (either listing a property for rent, or finding a property for rent) please check out the Northeast PA Rental Connections Facebook Group (the group is geared more for long term rentals). Also, contact Davis R. Chant Realtors directly to get started working with an agent specializing in vacation or long term rentals.