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After spending many hours researching agencies, VRBO, comments, opinions, reviews, etc....I honestly feel that these agencies mostly work the same way. Sure there are some that ask for a high security deposit. Some reviews were not favorable towards Paris Attitude. But when I checked out what they did recommend, I didn't see that much difference. Some people had great experiences with Paris Attitude. I suppose with anything in life there is always that chance of having a bad experience with any business. One time my family booked a beachfront condo and when we arrived, we had the pleasant surprise of huge, heavy equipment, bulldozers, etc., working on the beach right outside our condo. The agency didn't know when the city would be working on the beach. It just happened to be our time. We wound up having a great vacation anyway. The bottom line is you just have to do adequate research, have trust(you can't go through life not trusting anyone or anything...you might as well stay home), choose an apartment and go with it. Create your own great experience!

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    I agree with you, I think there are very few agencies that are really rip-offs and cheat people (and the same for VRBO, although that is riskier IMO as it is just one owner you have to figure out and they don't even have to build a website, business, register with the city or whatever you want to search). I don't remember ever seeing someone with a bad experience with Paris Attitude (maybe I missed it), the only thing I remember seeing are some people complaining about their agency fee which doesn't make sense as the bottom line of what you pay is what you should compare. You just don't see the fee for other agencies so you can't complain about whatever percent it is, but I imagine it is similar or more in many cases.

    The one thing I don't like about two of them is they base the deposit on your total rent (Paris Attitude is one). That wouldn't matter if you weren't renting for very long (and then could be similar to others) but is a sizable chunk of money otherwise. I actually rented from one that did that and then the owner waived it as I had insurance (and I'm sure I seemed pretty harmless, just me alone, he knew my demographics), but you couldn't count on that. But it really was the best apt. to suit my needs, at the right price, in the location I wanted. I wonder where they got that idea from, it seems modeled after long-term rentals, actually (where your deposit is 1-2 months rent), but doesn't suit vacation rentals.

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