But do be cautious about answering ads on craigslist for properties for rent. I have had my for sale listings copied by scammers and posted on craigslist for rent. The scammers claim to be out of the country, but say they can send the keys upon receipt when the application form and security deposit and first month's rent are received. This is happening on yahoo, too.
Always check out the property --- drive by to make sure it is legitimate...i.e., it doesn't have a for sale sign on it. If there is, call the realtor who is advertising it for sale to confirm the legitimacy of whoever is advertising it for rent.