Using a Property Management Company is ALWAYS the best and safest way to find your next rental or tenant. While third party website such as Zillow, Trulia, or Apartments.com can be convenient - they are not always accurate, and they make it easy for criminals to scam unsuspecting citizens. NEVER wire money or give your banking information or social security number to an unknown party. Always try to meet your property manager in person or go to an office to exchange deposit money - and do your best not to rent a unit sight unseen.
We try to help our clients avoid all of these issues the best we can.