I have had great success renting property through Craig's List. You can hide your contact info, and you can be assigned an anonymous email address through your account settings.
Angies List (link removed by moderator) is a great source for reputable contractors. The members post actual reviews of a company's performance. It is not like a rubber stamp from the Better Business Bureau. Remember to check references as well. If you are located in Metro Richmond then we would love to hear from you.Leo Lantz Construction, Inc.(link removed by moderator)