Good day Gary,
There are no good management companies. I would never recommend one. Look in the phone book and check them out. I cannot tell you how many times my clients have been burnt by great management companies.
That be said. None will care for the property as you would. All of them eat into your bottom line. All have fees that you did not expect both start up and exit costs.
Look for the total cost to enter their services. Some charge a monthly fee. Some only on the gross incoming rent. Some have no start up fee but keep the 1st month's rent. Typically, the monthly cost will be 15% to 4% of the gross rent after the 1st month. The more the fee, does not mean the better the service.
Look at the total exit fee. Some keep the last month's rent if you choose to exit the company even if the contract is up.
Many add a "fee" to the repair costs to add to their bottom line instead of passing the bill for repair direct to you. Many will not show you the original bill and charge you what they can get from the owner for a repair or cleanup.
Get all contracts in writing and do not deviate from the terms.
Good luck locating a management company. I wish you well.
Please contact me immediately if you know a person that cannot make their mortgage payments. I will work with them to avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy at no charge or fees to them.
Steven Goldman, CRS
Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP)
GRI, ABR, SRES, CNHS, PM, CCI
Realty One Group
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Web Site: http://www.teamgoldman.info