In the course of your search, it may be difficult to find a place suitable for you. Reasons vary from poor online service to plenty of scammers or property managers that just want their premium and otherwise don't care. Some cases of interaction with property managers can be quite annoying or frustrating, with unexpected rates
for services you didn't know you would have to pay. The pure dishonesty of some savvy managers is difficult to avoid, especially since the competition among them is rough. On average, a property manager in the US makes around $48,000
- most of their income comes in the form of commissions.
In any case, if the service is excellent, at least you'll know what you're paying for. But wouldn't it be better to cut out the middleman and work with your future landlord personally, avoiding additional premiums you don't really understand or need to pay?