A friend of mine is moving to Florida at the end of the year. His company has made him an offer he can't refuse. They have two offices in Florida, one in Bonita Springs and the other in Punta Gorda. He'll be working at the Punta Gorda office and has decided to rent out his house here (just in case) and probably rent a house in Florida, at least for now. I starting surfing for Punta Gorda realtors that handle both rentals and sales and found this site: Melissa Wilson at Fisherman's Village Realty, LLC Punta Gorda, FL. She was exactly what he needs because she does both rentals and sales(most of the sites I found only handle sales), and given the current market, I'm recommending that my friend buy something instead of renting (my pay someone else's mortgage?). But if he buys something new he may need to rent for a bit anyway.
Thankfully he has a couple of months to get prepared and find a new place before he starts his new gig. That and saying good bye to the heat and hello to the humidity!