Rental Scams in the Beach Haven West NJ Real Estate Market
In the age of the Internet, Beach Haven West rental scams are something any prospective tenant should be aware of. While the rental market in Beach Haven West is not nearly as vibrant as it is on Long Beach Island, there are a number of rental opportunities in both seasonal and year-round tenancies Understanding Beach Haven West rental scams is important for both buyers, sellers, landlords and perspective tenants to safeguard their investments.
Beach Haven West Rental Scams
As I mentioned above, most of Beach Haven West rental scams come through the Internet. There are many venues in which this can be facilitated however the most common are:
Both of these websites are free online classified advertising portals so there is little accountability as to who posts what. Generally, the person who is posting the fraudulent advertisement will take photos from a sale listing and post them online as being their own property. They will then ask you to wire or send money in some other fashion to the home address in exchange for a rental. Of course when you as a tenant shows up, the house was never really for rent and you were out your money. The best way to protect yourself is to use more reputable online rental format such as Homeaway.com or a real estate agency. It is always important to check and double check any purchase online and if there are any red flags, for example sending money to another country, take some extra time to make sure it is not a Beach Haven West rental scam. For more information about the Beach Haven West real estate market, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ocean Sales Team
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