REA don't have the best name going around but are PM's any better, or worse? Each have their pro's and cons, plus different working relationships. Plus if your renting and have IP's it can be different again. Either way you need them to do business One quote from a recent REA "I like the sound of you, you mean business"... I never called him again he was right! While PM's are stuck in the middle and able to hide behind the tenant or landlord!