There are some points to keep in mind when renting an apartment or home from someone online. The Texas Apartment Association provides this excellent advice. And you can always call us to help with your search! -Compare prices of rental properties in the surrounding area. If it seems like too good of a deal to be true, it probably is. -If you are dealing with a property owner overseas, be aware. -Never pay advance money without inspecting the property yourself. -Protect your personal information. -Do not wire transfer money to an online advertiser.