Property management recommendations/warnings?

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Does anyone have property management recommendations for the Philly area? Or at the very least can someone advise against a bad PM company?

Thanks in advance :)

I have a fantastic property manager.  They manage about 8 units for me right now and i couldn't be happier.  Let me know if you want me to introduce you to them.  Send me a message. 

Here are some good questions to ask when interviewing your next property manager: 

How long have you been a property manager?
How long have you been a manager in this area?
How many vacancies do you have right now?
Out of how many total units under management?
What is the average length of time it takes to fill a vacancy?
What is your late rent policy? What percentage of tenants do you have to evict?
How does the eviction process work here?
What are your management fees?
What do you charge for recruiting new tenants?
Do you charge for monitoring and maintaining vacant units?
What are my guarantees? Do you also market properties as a broker?
If I decide to sell my property, do I have to list it with you?
Can I see some of the other properties you manage? (Of course you will probably not be able to see inside rented apartments or offices. But you should be able to see common areas and grounds.)
How do you market your apartments?
Do you recommend special incentives for tenants?
If I want additional marketing for specific vacant units, how would we arrange that?
How do you screen prospects?
How do your tenants contact you?
Let me know if you have any questions.