This guy is BAD! He is in the Chicago market with a few listings....most of his have really nice photos. I became suspicious with his response to my email about the furniture and the photos.... seemed too good to be true so I googled the company name which robins-morton.com website does not exist.... the actual company does not have the dash in the name....
Michael A firstname.lastname@example.org
Attachments Aug 13 (4 days ago)
The apartment at 1546 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60610 is still
available. Everything is just like in the pictures fully equipped with
all the appliances you need, very clean and well kept. The apartment
can be rented furnished or if you want you can use your furniture and
deposit mine in the storage unit. I work as civil engineer and the
company I work for has developed projects all around the world. They
moved me to the United Kingdom department because they have a new
project there. The apartment is vacant so you can move-in anytime you
The rent of 900$/month is for the whole apartment and includes all the
utilities: heat, water, electricity, parking, laundry in-suite, washer
and dryer also included, cable and internet. You will have full access
to all building amenities. Just in case repairs are needed there I
will cover the costs no worries. The price I'm asking is below the
market because I want to find a responsible tenant to take good care
of the place.
I would like to know how many people will live in the apartment and
also which rental contract do you prefer to start with - 6 months or 1
year with option of renewal. The monthly payments can be wired to my
Bank Account or we can setup a payment method that is suitable for
both of us.
I'm the owner of the apartment, it's already paid in full and no
mortgage on it. Schools and groceries near-by. You have everything you
need near-by because it's one of the best neighborhood. Pets are
allowed. You'll love it for sure!
I need to know if you are really interested in the place so we can
Thank you and look forward hearing from you!
PS: I attached you all the pictures that I have with the apartment (as
you can see everything is in absolutely perfect condition).
My response......11:03 AM (21 hours ago)
to Michael Thanks for the follow up. Not sure when we will be in the area to look at places. Is there someone locally that can open the door to the property to see it? It would be only one person staying there.
1:46 PM (18 hours ago)
Like I said in my previous email, the company I work for moved me to United Kingdom, and unfortunately there is a problem showing you the apartment, because I already left. The reason I haven't managed to rent the apartment before I had to leave for United Kingdom is that someone said that will rent the apartment and haven't managed to keep the promise. I waited for him, but unfortunately he didn't managed to get the money on time, so the transaction failed and I had to leave before managing to rent it. Obviously this brought me huge inconvenience. So I can tell that I have a bitter experience making reservation, it's the first time I'm renting an apartment so I prefer using an worldwide property management company.
The company I am talking about is called AirBnb (www.airbnb.com) their website is main focused on short term rentals, but they also have an new service for long term rentals. I used this company last month when I rented my apartment in London, United Kingdom, and I can tell you that it was an great experience and the only way I will proceed renting my apartment is by using them.
We use this company to protect the both of us. They will provide assistance in handling the payment and delivery of the rental package (keys and paperwork).
Using AirBnb involves three parties: me as owner, you as a potential tenant and AirBnb as a responsible third party authorized to handle this transaction. AirBnb works the same way as the escrow account on which you place the deposit when you rent an apartment, except that instead of a bank, we use AirBnb. Of course, nobody can take that money until you will sign the lease agreement. With this procedure you will be able to check the apartment before I receive the payment.
Like I said before I used them to rent my apartment in London and everything was perfect they are really professional and they have great services.
My phone number is +44 1473378430. You can call me or e-mail anytime you wish and I will respond ASAP.
Let me know if you are interested so I can provide with all the steps of this transaction. You need to know everything about this process before we get this started.
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!
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