Any good property management company can provide that information for you. We have clients from all over the world buy properties in the Phoenix area and, up until recently, we did not hesitate to refer clients to quality companies. When calling around, keep in mind that there have been some developments and shake-ups in the industry.
Due the the high number of investor volume in the Phoenix market, some companies have taken on more business than they can handle. While growth could be a testament to their strength and quality of service, it could also prove burdensome for your account manager. We have received feedback from past clients stating that a few companies have had issues with providing timely/quality communication and eviction action.
Although you are turning day-to-day operations over to a competent professional, keep in mind that YOU are running a business. Find out how many clients your property manager has, what services they promise, where they are located in relation to your property, what their experience is in your property's subdivision, whether they like promoting the property on the Multiple Listing Service (some companies do not like to do this), how aggressively they market your rental, and, of course, their list of fees.
Choosing your property manager is key to realizing your return on investment. Doing your due diligence will not only help you avoid costly mistakes, it will help you sleep better at night!
Best of Luck!