They discriminated against us.
I just called for a house to rent. At first they gave us a time to see the property. But when we told them that one of our friends is going to see the house for us (since we are moving to Portland, and we do not live there, and that is why we need a house to rent), she became very rude. She said she cannot rent the property to us and just hung up.
I am never going to recommend or do any business with them in future.
There was no discrimination. I simply tried to explain to this gentleman that we do not rent properties sight unseen. He would not accept any of the three ways I tried to explain our position. He became belligerent. I said I was sorry that this was not going to work for him and I did hang up to end the discussion.