You can either do it for free on Trulia and Craigslist and other various sites or hire a property management firm or a Realtor themselves (who can advertise the property through the MLS). Fees are fairly competitve and usually range from a half month to a full months rent. Property management fees for companies to manage the property after the tenants are in can range from 6-10% a month. These are ball park figures, but should help you to decide if you want to do this on your own or consult with a professional. If you decide to manage the property yourself, please be advised of all of the laws, especially pertaining to eviction. There are a lot of professional tenants out there that know more than you do, so be careful! Feel free to call if you need any assistance or guidance.
I have a quick question for the renter? Do you have children in school? If so, be sure to check the school node for the apartment complex. www.wcpss.net is the website, just put in the office address to check the school assignment. Or call me and I will be happy to check for you! Sharon Kowitz Fonville Morisey 919-831-3022... more