If you have the time and knowledge you can run ads and keep meeting potential tenants to show the property. As a licensed Realtor we do it all for you and do not get paid unless we get it rented. Usually for only a 1 month fee and takes the stress and aggrevation away from the homeowner. Plus we have access to running credit and background checks, the power of listing the property on the Real Estate Multiple Listing site as well as other public site we are affiliated with opening up the exposure to potential tenants and other Realtors with clients adding much more exposure than you can get as an individual. Thats what we do so I would hire a professional you trust and are confident in working with. Another thing is to get stuck with a bad tenant working on your own, most people who are deadbeats or scammers prefer to not work with an educated Realtor who knows how to do his/her job right and can't pull a fast one. The fee is well worth securing a good new tenant. Good Luck.
Weichert Realtors Village Point
Boca Raton, FL