McHenry County REALTORS® help shine spotlight on local rental property scams

McHenry County area REALTORS® are working to get the word out on a rental property scam that has surfaced locally that involves getting renters to make deposits and payments on rental listings that aren’t really on the market.

“It is no longer just a foreign, overseas scam. It is now becoming a local situation, too,” Heartland Realtor Organization CEO Jim Haisler told WBBM radio. Read the news story which also includes comments from REALTOR® Sue Miller, managing broker at Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a news release outlining how the scam works and warning signs to be aware of when looking to rent.

 

Read the news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Associate Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Associate Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.