When we set out to establish our blog, we tried to take the perspective of our clients. What do our clients want to know? That's why we started the "What to look for in a Property Manager" series, and other posts that give home owners and landlords tips and tricks, and common sense advice about investment property and home ownership. Beyond that, we tried to think about the kinds of things that landlords looking for a property manager might search. That's why you are looking at this post The Best Property Manager in Phoenix. You probably searched that exact phrase (or a close match to it). Good for you, that's a great place to start, but don't rely fully on this method.
The problem with the search term is that you get an overload of information - ads, yelp reviews, angie's list, some self promotion, and some great SEO (websites optimized for search). The search doesn't really answer your question. In fact, it probably leads to even more questions. So what should you do to find the best property manager in Phoenix? Well, start with this property management blog for some great advice. Then, get a recommendation from a friend. Ask other landlords and real estate investors about their experiences. There's no better recommendation than an honest one from an actual client. Don't know any? Ask all the property managers you interview for referrals. If they can't find at least one client willing to speak well of them then they might not be a company you should trust with your properties. Websites and reviews can be manipulated, so take them with a grain of salt. Ultimately, trust your gut. Don't go with a manager just because they promise a low price. Go with someone you like talking to, and that you find trustworthy and responsive because those are the qualities that make a great property manager.