Respectfully, I disagree with Ms. Baer. Unfortunately, property management companies just usually represent only the properties they manage for the owners. There is little sharing of commissions between companies, so a property mangement company will tell you only about the ones they deal with or other management companies they have agreements with. There really is no sharing database as there is in housing sales. Also, a lot of property owners manage their own properties. This leaves it up to the renter to do all of the footwork. Different owners have different rules on whom they accept. Tenants are not hard to find in this market, so you might try working owners who manage their own properties.They often are more accepting of problems. Most will want a credit and criminal history. A lot depends on what the felony was. I would level with everyone you call and go from there. Good luck.