Many urban markets have fully-fledged rental services on their Multiple Listing Service or MLS. Asheville NC is a rental market fractured between occasional real estate agent services, property management companies, and Airbnb or other self-serve rental services such as Craigslist. Be sure to do your own research, wherever you are looking to rent out your property or find a property to rent.
From Airbnb's website:
Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
Rental scams have become common place on Craigslist and other sites.
A new study by researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, titled “Understanding Craigslist Rental Scams,” analyzed about 29,000 fraudulent listings in 20 major cities.
Here’s what they found:
Researchers estimate that a quarter of all Craigslist rental postings are scams.
Craigslist fails to identify more than half of scam rental listings on the site's pages.
Suspicious postings often linger for as long as 20 hours before being removed—more than enough time to snare victims, especially in competitive housing markets.
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