As far as rentals, the last several years, I've used Craigslist to find places. In my last locations, property management companies added some of their listings to CL so I was able to search a wide variety of places in a convenient location.
With Charlotte CL, I've noticed it isn't quite as convenient. There seem to be a good number of false ads, a few dozen desperate folks trying to avoid foreclosure by asking you to move into a home they want back once the mortgage is current, and some others that are beyond verbal description.
Am I missing a valuable search tool in this area? I thought about just posting a housing wanted ad... but sometimes, that can lure special people out of hiding and I don't want to entice anyone into trickery. I read some past posts and tried the MLS. Anywhere else?
I need a residential rental and, probably, an office rental as well within the first year (or earlier depending on how things shake out). I'm flexible with location but not so much with landlords. I had an ideal property management company last time. I never heard from them unless I needed something and they were just brilliantly effective and kind... and I want that again; desperately.
Any info appreciated, thanks so much and hope you guys are well.