Watch out for scams and fraudsters

Here are some tips when leasing a rental home:

  • Always ask for the agent’s identification. All Progress Residential® agents display proudly their company-issued picture identification badges.
  • Never pay cash up front! Progress Residential® will never ask for or accept cash for security deposits, fees or rent.
  • Always apply for your Progress Residential® home through or with the help of a licensed real estate agent.
  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Most reputable landlords and rental companies will require background checks and credit checks.
  • If you are the victim of a rental scam, report it to your local law enforcement agency and to the FTC.