If you'd like additional help, give me a call.
Scott Abernathy, RMP, GRI
You are using a good strategy. Local agents will have clients and colleagues who know about rentals, on or off Craigslist. Moving across the country is difficult, and the rental market is rather tight here.
Through our property management group, we have a number of rental properties in Mountain View. If you can send me your details and budget, I can see what is available.
I live in Mountain View and specialize in executive relocation.
http://www.thehomefindingcenter.com will provide MLS listed rentals.
You can also look in the local paper, CL, etc.
Short sale agent / specialist