My DH landed a new job in the RTP and starts Jan 3rd. Neither one of us are familiar with the area and could use a few pointers since this is coming up fast. We are currently living near Philadelphia, PA so we can't just pop down for a quick visit. I'm thinking I should just call a realtor and discuss our needs, since DH will need a place to stay very soon! Can anyone recommend a good one that deals with rentals? We have a house to sell here, but I don't think we want to buy right away. I'd prefer to get a feel for the area first. Since we have kids and dogs and a cat, I think a single family home rental would be best- but that commits us to a year lease I imagine. Our oldest son will be starting school in the fall- so that's a consideration as well. I realize I don't have a well defined question here, but I'm hoping someone will say something that helps us get started, LOL! Help?