In Sierra Leone, finding housing or an agent often happens by word of mouth. Consult with associates at work, diplomatic contacts and social contacts, and local residents. Check with your embassy for neighborhood recommendations. Compounds, communities designed specifically for expatriate living, are sometimes the most appropriate choice. Homes and townhomes are also available, and may offer similar amenities and security features.
A number of agents and agencies have online directories and listings that can also be helpful. Be aware that listings may not always be up to date.