It's always best to use a realtor to located your desired home rental property. You don't pay a realtor anything upfront, at least you should not, we get paid once we have helped you secure your lease and you move in. If you are going to consider renting an apartment, then I would advise you not to use a realtor. As a quick reminder, depending on the age of your children, if you have a specific school in mind, be cautious and have any agent you use, double check the schools. FISD is small, but we do have more than one intermediate & elementary school. Call me, emails me if I can help you guys and tell you what you need in order to be prepared to lease a home here in Friendswood. Thx-Amy (281)993-4837 or email@example.com.