Renting a vacation home is a popular way to enjoy the thrills of Smith Mountain Lake, but a recent article in Forbes Magazine cautions renters on a growing fraud trend. An April report titled “How To Avoid The Internet’s Hottest Scam: Fake Vacation Rentals” warns vacation home rental seekers of the increasing online scam. Phony landlords are conning would-be renters into sending deposits after reeling the renter in with false information on rental homes online.
Along with several other smart tips on protecting oneself from vacation rental scams, Forbes suggests hiring a trusted local real estate agent to help secure a legitimate vacation rental that is perfect for your needs. Deb Beran is that agent at Smith Mountain Lake. Ensure an excellent vacation rental and connect with one of the area’s most experienced and knowledgeable realtors by choosing to let Deb Beran Properties find and secure your vacation rental.