Real Estate Tools, Remote & Self-Management With Bill

On this Flash Back Friday show Jason discusses self-managing income properties. Jason first goes into an article by Business Insider about the decreasing amount of investment property inventories. After, he is joined by Bill who helps manage Fernando’s Atlanta and Texas properties. Bill illustrates the necessary steps to self-managing income properties. He also gives insight on which software tools he uses and how he facilitates repairs and maintenance.

Jason Hartman 0:00

Welcome to this week’s edition of flashback Friday, your opportunity to get some good review by listening to episodes from the past that Jason has hand picked to help you today in the present, and propel you into the future. Enjoy.

Announcer 0:15

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Jason Hartman 1:06

Welcome to the creating wealth show. This is your host Jason Hartman with episode number 746. And greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada, where I have been becoming somewhat of an expert in the real estate market here. And looking at properties here over the last couple of weeks, on and off, it is really quite amazing. Some of the revelations I’m going to share with you on future episodes, not this episode about this, but on some future episodes very, very soon. I’m going to share some interesting things I have learned looking at different price segments in markets that I think applies just to our overall real estate knowledge and education worldwide. Regardless of what real estate market you’re in. I think it’ll be interesting for you so that is to come but today, we are going to Talk a little bit about real estate tools. As you know, Fernando and I acquired that company last year. That is the owner of property tracker property shopper, and several apps for iPad and iPhone, and some interesting remote and self management techniques. As we interview one of the people who actually doesn’t, who actually does the work of self managing properties, and I don’t believe that this episode will be an exhaustive summary of that by any means. We’re going to have him back on the show to discuss and dive into some more topics in much greater detail in the future. But I think you’ll get a pretty good overview of what goes on and managing, you know, decent size real estate portfolios for private and small investors, as we talked to Bill about this and dive into some of the things that he does and and how he manages managers. And also self manages properties. But first, a Business Insider article, Bob Bryan wrote October 27 interesting article pending home sales jump, despite painfully painfully tight housing market a painfully tight housing market. Now, as you know, and as I’ve said many, many times, articles like this are always misleading. Yes, they are always misleading in statistics are always misleading. Why is that? Well, because there are so many ways you can peel back this data. One of the things in this article not mentioned, which I think is huge, it’s a huge issue is the issue of geographic segmentation. And also, along with that, but not always along with it. Price segmentation, price segmentation, probably being the Most important thing that is completely missing from this discussion. But overall,

Jason Hartman 4:06

I would agree with the article and let this be a warning to you. If you are listening, and you’re sitting on the fence and you’re thinking, hey, I’ve got those six properties are I’ve got those eight properties. And, you know, there’s no urgency to build more in my portfolio and get another five or six properties going. I’m just giving an example. It might be one or two or your first one or it might be your your 50th property or it might be your hundred and 50th property, who knows. But you might be thinking like so many and I think very, very wrongfully I think this will be a huge mistake. Of those of you out there. Who believe there’s a housing drop in store a price drop in housing Now, wait a second. Make sure you heard me right when I said that. I didn’t say There wouldn’t be what the talking heads and the generalist and the nonspecific the misleading main stream media calls a housing drop. I didn’t say they wouldn’t be saying that or that wouldn’t happen, because I believe that in the 20 markets that make up the Case Shiller index, 14 to 15 of those depending on how willing you are to lean into the hybrid area of the market, remember three kinds of markets, linear, hybrid and cyclical. The Case Shiller index, two thirds of the Case Shiller index are no three fourths of the Case Shiller index is cyclical, high flying markets that I wouldn’t touch. I wouldn’t recommend those markets for the prudent overall strategy. Yes. If you’re listening to this and you’re, you’re a wealthy person and you want to speculate a little bit. If you want to take 10% of your portfolio or 10% of your net worth and take some risky bets, hey, you know, feel free, okay, that’s fine, but just understand what you’re doing when you do it. You’re not being a prudent cash flow investor, you’re taking a gamble, you’re not following commandment number five. That is, Thou shalt not gamble. And it’s interesting. I’m talking about this sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas, right? But, you know, it’s fine to do that because a lot of times, you can win on those deals. Okay, I’ve won on those deals many times in, in my old life. When I lived in Southern California when I lived in Orange County, California. I did a lot of what I used to call investing when I was really just a speculator or a gambler. But a lot of times those things worked out for me and if they didn’t work out, guess what I did? I kept them long enough to force them to work out.

Jason Hartman 7:08

What do I mean by that? Well, since income property, since real estate is a game of staying power, it is a game of staying power. If you can sustain your, I don’t want to say investments if you can, if you can sustain your portfolio to get to the next cycle, then you can always win. You can artificially win by doing it that way, right? And so many times I did that, and for really decades, I could say, with absolute certainty and confidence that I never lost money on a real estate deal. Now lost you know how the IRS has the difference between realized gain and loss and recognition. gain and loss. See on paper, if you had to remember that one of the phrases we learned during the Great Recession, what is that mark to market? Yes, when these various funds, these various banks, they had to mark to market their assets in their portfolios. And there could be a paper loss on paper, but hey, if you can sustain, then you can force an ultimate win, potentially. Now, granted, you can’t always do this, but most the time you really can because income property or real estate in general, and I, you know, even if it doesn’t produce income, is a game of staying power. And as long as you can stay, then you can ultimately win the game in almost every case. I mean, there may be a few exceptions out there, where things just never come back. Detroit, a Detroit I think I’m talking about you Yes, I’m not talking about you in recent years Detroit, I’m talking about you. Overall, if you took in real dollar calculations, and you looked at the, for example, the Detroit real estate market over the decades, it’s never come back. And it may never come back in comparison to its prior glory days. Now, depending on the time sample and the timeframe. Of course, you can always argue that, hey, in the last three years, things have been going up. Okay, great. But what about compared to 20 years ago, or 30 years ago, or before the Japanese took over the economy car market in the 70s. That comparison? Well, you know, that’s a long time. Of course, it depends on the sample period. It depends on price segmentation, it depends on geographical segmentation, and all of these different things. By the way, excuse my dog. That was Coco making one of her funny sounds back there. If you heard it, it didn’t come from me. Okay, so Anyway, this Business Insider article I’ve met on a rant and a tangent here. Let me just share with you a couple of things, pending home sales jump, despite painfully tight housing market. Why is it titled that way? Well, more properties went under contract, even though inventory was so tight. All right. That’s what it means. So if inventory was looser, if there was more inventory in the marketplace, they might have jumped even more. So this equation gets kind of complicated when you’re not just making widgets. If you’re talking, for example, about Apple and the release of a new iPhone or a new laptop or whatever, they are not really constrained in terms of how many of those they can make. But the real estate market by its nature has this built in massive, massive what scarcity It has a massive scarcity built in. And so sales might have improved even more. If inventory wasn’t so limited, that’s what the title of that article says. Okay, a couple things from the article, pending home sales grew by 1.5% in the month of September, according to the National Association of Realtors, by the way, always take everything NAR says with a grain of salt, because they’re like the cheerleaders for real estate and they always try to make it sound good. But,

Jason Hartman 11:35

but you know, they do have some great data and you know, they’re not I don’t think they’re manipulating the data in any big way. I do think that they will generally try to spin it well. And of course, we’ve had Lawrence Yun on the show in the past, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. And you know, it’s been a while since Lawrence you and has been on, we probably should get him back just to hear what he has to say lately, and so we’ll plan on doing that I’ll invite him back on the show. Okay. The jump brought the pending home sales of single family homes condos and co ops to their fifth highest level of the last year. According to NAR chief economist for NAR Lawrence Yun said the demand for homes is staying high with increasing wages in a tight labor market, helping support buyer interest. Now, you know the question of course, you have to ask yourself there is compared to what, because overall, if you look at it from say the year 2000, or the early 90s, or even some would argue the late 80s. Americans really haven’t had a real pay increase in real dollar terms in all those years. But that is another discussion for another episode. We’ve discussed it before going on the article says buyer demand is holding up impressively well this fall with realtors Reporting much stronger foot traffic compared to a year ago said you’re in there in the release, on the other hand, said you the supply of homes on the market is making the house search for increased number of buyers particularly difficult. Okay, so from a buyer’s perspective here, what he’s saying, of course is that, hey, you may be totally motivated to buy a home, you are qualified to buy a home, you are ready to buy a home, you’re ready, willing and able buyer. You go out into the marketplace and you look and guess what? The inventory is so tight, that everything is a trade off. Everything is a compromise. Everything is a disappointment. You have your eye on a property and it gets stolen right out from under your boom, you know, just like that. And look, this happens. A lot of you clients listening, no, this has happened to you. It’s happened to you in our Network, we do not run the real estate market. We have good properties for you to buy. But guess what? We have other clients too when these other clients are looking at those properties and if if you’re sitting on the fence if you snooze, you lose if you don’t make a decision that those properties can get stolen right out from under you by another client who is more ready, willing and able. So you got to be decisive. Right? Okay going on.

Jason Hartman 14:31

The one major predicament in the housing market is with without a doubt the painfully low levels of housing inventory in much of the country said you it’s leading home prices, outpacing wages, properties selling a lot quicker than a year ago. And the home search for many prospective buyers being highly competitive and drawn out because of the shortage of listings at affordable prices. You know, there you go. That really sums it up right there very, very well. I don’t even need to read the rest of the article, because that’s the bottom line folks. inventory is very tight, however, and here’s the caveat to it. It is not very tight in the high end markets in the McMansion world, we are starting to see in many markets across the country, not that this really matters to you as investors, but I just want you to understand that you need to segment the market up. We are seeing a dramatic increase in days on market for expensive large McMansion type properties. So I think the high end is definitely petering out in many, many places. Of course, there are always those very high demand neighborhoods with very limited supply of inventory. And those may always be tight markets, okay, but largely in the high end market nationwide, there are real signs of softening. So, if you are listening and you happen to be thinking, well I’m going to buy a McMansion for myself, be choosy. There’s a lot of inventory in most places. Be careful and make sure you negotiate yourself a very good deal. All right, though, those are the words the wise most of you aren’t even doing that because you’re following my advice, which is largely to of course, invest in bread and butter type housing, and if you can rent your McMansion. Okay, so more on that on future episodes as I am going to talk a little bit about what I’ve learned, looking around the Las Vegas real estate market in the last couple of weeks, but even the last couple of months as well, which I think has some good lessons for nationwide investing. So we’ll get to that in a future episode. But without further ado, Let’s talk about tools you can use as a real estate investor. Let’s talk about remote management. Let’s talk about self management. And I want to apologize in advance the sound quality on this interview is not ideal, but it’s good enough. And you’re going to learn there are some real gems in here. So let’s listen in as we talked to Bill, about all of those things. Make sure you go to Jason hartman.com. Check out our brand new website. We’ve worked out a lot of the bugs there. And we’ve got some new product sections in the store on the website, some great new products there. Check that out. We’ve got our venture Alliance meeting coming up in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s going to be an awesome weekend, first weekend of December, you can join us as a guest or join as a full member. You can learn more about that at venture Alliance mastermind calm and also at the Jason hartman.com website as well. Remember, you’re listening to flashback Friday.

Jason Hartman 18:00

New episodes are published every Monday and Wednesday. Let’s talk to bill.

Jason Hartman 18:14

You know that I’ve had Fernando on the show several times last year, we purchased the real estate tools software company. And we’ve been really working for the last few years on how to give investors options as far as property management, how to empower them to either manage their managers more effectively and more easily, or to actually self manage properties remotely. And as you’ve heard me say on prior episodes, it has completely amazed me what happened many years ago, when one of my property managers got out of the business. And I didn’t really get around to hiring another property manager. And I sort of became an accidental Self manager of a property 2000 miles away from me that I had never seen occupied by a tenant that I had never communicated with and certainly never met. There are some really amazing tools and opportunities to make this possible nowadays, and we just wanted to talk about it a little bit, and we’ve got Fernando’s assistant bill here to talk a little bit about what he does. Bill, welcome. How are you? I’m doing well. How are you? Good. Good. It’s good to have you on the show. Bill. Thanks so much for coming on. And I have to apologize in advance. We don’t have ideal sound quality on this interview. So please excuse the sound quality, but I think you’ll really enjoy the content. Anyway, Bill, tell us a little bit about what it is you do. And maybe first what’s your background? Were you in property management or, or your real estate investor or give us a little idea sense of your background. My background is

Bill 19:55

in public accounting. I spent about 25 years doing that. We, most of our clientele or financial institution, small community based banks. And so after many years of traveling and being away from home, I decided I didn’t want to do that anymore. So the accounting firm, I did manage a family owned community bank for a year or two, and then decided didn’t want to do that either. So I moved to Atlanta, and started working with if you’ve ever heard of the group out of Dallas home investors, we buy ugly houses. And then tried to or I was engaged to help the corporate office set up accounting systems for all the franchisees through that I got to know quite a bit, quite a number of franchisees over the states and then in 2008 When the bottoms start to fall out, then you’d want to make a living in many of them got into property management. here in Atlanta, I got involved with a couple of them helped set up property management companies. And for about seven or eight years now I work. And so that’s how I got my background in property management,

Jason Hartman 21:27

right? Doing accounting for property management companies, right?

Bill 21:30

Well doing accounting and then actually, for about five or six years now, I’m actually been doing all phases of property management.

Jason Hartman 21:41

Fantastic. And in your, I guess, I’ll say, sort of helping Fernando self manage two parts of his portfolio, a group of properties in Atlanta and a group in Austin, right? That’s correct.

Bill 21:53

Yes. Okay. Great.

Jason Hartman 21:55

Describe what you do with those properties a little bit. Are you doing are you doing the book Keeping are you dealing with attendance? And in none of these have property managers, right? These are all self managed properties, right?

Bill 22:06

That’s correct. They’ve all met Fernando through a property management company that I’m working with. And that company managed his properties for about 18 months or two years, I guess. And then both he and I decided to leave that company and went with another company that I work with. And then about four or five months ago, he decided that he just wanted self management he did not want to work for a company or work with a property management company per se. So I agreed to helping set up the actually managed properties with a tool called a folio, property management software. And really all phases of property management show properties using red lock boxes.

Jason Hartman 23:09

Okay, so tell us about the lockbox and how you handle showings when you don’t have a property manager to show the properties. What are you doing with the lock boxes, these are called rent link lockboxes r e n t l y. Okay and it’s each locks box. Each lock box has its own address, a numeric address and the company set up your properties with them and they pushed it out to Zillow and all the all the spots that people might be going TO to rent properties or look for properties to rent and they the owner A potential renter can register with rent late, get a code themselves into the property. And then when they come out, lock the box back, renting his time them as to how long they’ve been in the property. They didn’t send them a questionnaire to be filled out which they do. It’s amazing that most of them actually do fill out and back to us. They give us a critique on the property, what they liked what they didn’t like.

Bill 24:35

And if they’d like to, to make an application.

Bill 24:44

In addition to that, we get yes cards that come in through our folios at same time that we get these randomly inquiries, and I go ahead and send them an email and the email With an application link so that if they get there they decide they want to do it and they’ve already got what they need to start the application process. Of course they have our contact information if they want to speak directly to me they can but it’s amazing how many just go see the property they liked it yeah questions they’ll shoot me a text maybe how

Jason Hartman 25:25

did how do you get that lockbox delivered to and installed on the property? How does that begin because you’re not near the property. You’re not doing this yourself. There’s no actual human you know, in ownership or management that’s physically close to that property. So how do you get that lockbox installed

Bill 25:46

and up on that property or course in Atlanta, I am close by so

Jason Hartman 25:51

right but but Austin, you’re not.

Bill 25:53

Yeah. And in Austin, we have a handyman that does a lot of work force. So Al’s in a lockbox to him, Have him put him on the property.

Bill 26:06

If it’s vacant, we also send them to the existing tenants if they’re still there, send it over UPS or FedEx, give them all the instructions to actually put the box on the house place keys in the box. And so that’s how we’ve handled it so far either with an existing tenant or with a handyman that we have there.

Jason Hartman 26:36

Have you had any problems with this system? Have any prospective renters destroyed or stolen anything? There just been any problems in general?

Bill 26:45

There have not in fact, we’ve been using lockbox systems here in Atlanta for for years. We rarely show a property. Even before we add something as sophisticated as randomly we just put a contract lockbox on there, the potential renter would call we would have been text a copy of their photo, their driver’s license or some other photo ID. We give them a lockbox code mass them to call us back. And after all these years, thank goodness we have never really had any problem from somebody doing property.

Jason Hartman 27:24

Right. Right. And it certainly could happen. We just want people to know that Okay, so that’s the lockbox and the showing part of it. How do you handle making it rent ready? You have a handyman? Yeah. How did you find the handyman and what duties can add handyman perform? I mean, they’re not a general contractor, I assume. So just tell us a little bit about making properties rent ready and maintaining them.

Bill 27:49

I like to have hbic contractors go into properties at least twice a year. Just to do a check up if you will, the system I also try to use them as my eyes on the ground or my gas on the ground, if you will, to give me an idea of what sort of first of all if the house is occupied, how the tenants are keeping the property. If they are not occupied, then they generally will help me figure out what needs to be done to make the house rent ready. Also, many of these guys have friends that are in the business of doing turnover rehabs, and I’ve gotten some good names and some good leads from from them about, you know who to use. We also go out to Angie’s List or

Bill 28:51one of the websites that advertises and you mean people or contracts occurs and have picked up some very good contractors and handy handyman in that in that fashion as well.

Jason Hartman 29:10

Yeah. Okay, fantastic. Talk to us a little bit about the bookkeeping side of it and dealing with insurance policies and payments and rent collection. Using cozy for all the rent collection. I assume

Bill 29:24

we do not. We do in Austin use cozy. In Atlanta, we use as I said, Our folio tenants are given access to a tenant portal and they can make rent payments, they can make a work order requests that way. And so that’s how we collect the majority of the rents. We still have some folks that want to mail in payments and we will still take they all in payments if they just send them that way.

Bill 30:01

The Work Order stagers very, very nice because they go on they tell you what they need, they come right to my email, I sit down, take a look at them decide that I’m gonna have to go out and service. And then once that’s done, the nh contractor has to send back a signed work order Bob, to sign by the tenant staying at work was actually completed to their satisfaction.

Jason Hartman 30:35

So the tenant is signing that work order. And the tenant is basically being your superintendent, if you will, for their own property that they’re occupying. And they they’re signing the work orders, saying, hey, this work was done on this date. And they they inspect it right. And of course the tenant there the motivation is very much in alignment with your mind. Motivation as the pseudo manager owner, because the tenant wants the property fixed. They’re the ones that brought the issue to your attention in the first place. Right?

Bill 31:10

Exactly. They’re not, they’re not inclined, they don’t have they don’t have any interest in falsifying that information.

Bill 31:22

But saying that same token, the vendors, we hope don’t but they, they may. So we don’t have that many work orders here. So once I get one back and get a tenant signature, you know, I don’t call every one of them but I do call quite a number of them to be sure that you know, the work was done, satisfactorily, just kind of checked.

Jason Hartman 31:49

Just a reminder, you’re listening to flashback Friday, or new episodes are published every Monday and every Wednesday. I want to get your opinion on one of the theories under which I, I’ve been operating for many years. And I noticed this when I became an accidental self manager of that property I’m talking about is my San Antonio property. And here’s my theory about this. And I’m pretty sure this holds up in real life. I know Fernando agrees with me on this. But when the property is self managed, it seems to me that because that tenant has the pressure of maintaining the relationship with a landlord, and they look at the landlord as a real person, rather than some big amorphous company, a big property management company of some sort, which may not actually be big, but the 10 inches views it that way. Right. They tend to be more cooperative most of the time, they tend to be more helpful. They tend to not complain about little tiny things as much and they tend to take care of some of the repairs themselves. I’ve noticed, that’s been my experience. Would you agree with that? And ultimately, I want to lead up to the idea here that you may or may not have an opinion on? I know I do, you know, is it actually easier to self manage a property, then to manage the manager. And the reason I say that bill, and I’ll give you quite a bit of ammunition here, you can, you can glom on to whichever part of this statement you want. But when when you manage a property manager, the property manager has really if you think about it, they they kind of have a conflicting interest. On one hand, they want to satisfy the owner, the investor, right? That’s us. But on the other hand, they also got to keep that tenant happy. And they’re very concerned about tenants running to the internet and writing bad things about property managers and, you know, going on Yelp and writing reviews about the property management company and so forth. So, you know, there’s an old saying you can’t serve two masters, right? And so you have these kind of different interests that don’t necessarily align all the time. And I just thought I’d ask you about that, in general, whatever thoughts you have,

Bill 34:12

yes, I do think you self manage the property, you can develop a relationship with those tenants that, you know, most property managers aren’t very good at developing relationships, either with tenants or with their clients or their owners. And I have found that, you know, if you talk to these people, you try to understand their problems. Treat them, you know, as human beings. You get a lot of mileage out of that, and that but I do think it’s much easier when you are developing a relationship with the tenants is key. I think in Not only from a maintenance standpoint but just a total scenario standpoint

Jason Hartman 35:10

they are more getting the rent paid on time getting the rent paid in the first place all of that stuff right

Bill 35:16

i mean whether and let me know you know I’m much more inclined to work with somebody if they keep me informed about what’s going on with them. They’re gonna be late call me tell me that they’re gonna be like, we can generally try to work out something within you know, within reason. So, I would say that you know, good relationships with all the alternatives is key. Good good

Jason Hartman 35:44

stuff. What else do you want to say about the the bookkeeping angle and you know, the the sort of the office work side of the business? How do you handle insurance, managing mortgage payments and lenders if you have them my knows, I know many of these properties are free and clear. Just because financing wasn’t available, we love leverage, but there’s a limit to the leverage you can get nowadays Unfortunately, when you buy 70 properties, you don’t get them all leveraged, unfortunately. What about the office work side of the business the sort of the accounting and bookkeeping, you know, that’s, that’s your background, but just any tips, you have

Bill 36:18

a map, I really do very little of the insurance or the mortgage payments for Fernando. Basically what I do for him is to receive the brands post that wraps our tenants to pay on land rents are posted to their accounts automatically. Manually post the incoming request and anybody that pays other than online,

Bill 36:45

also pay the bills for the payers

Bill 36:51

and refund security deposits and those kinds of things. All that is pretty much handled by our property managers. The software that we use, which has a very nice accounting function built into it. So we can cut checks and late payments to vendors EVAP check or I can use a debit card or we can send them up an E check those kinds of things. So the counting side of it has really become very simple. Over the years, with the addition of such new technology is what we have available to us these days.

Jason Hartman 37:35

Yeah, yeah, sure is. Okay. Good, good stuff. Well, are there any other things you want to share? Before we wrap up, though?

Bill 37:42

Well, we’ll talk a little bit about the leasing side. Once they make the application what we do is screen them get all their financial information, or I do put all that together along with a Some sort of recommendation for Nando’s whether it would be a good tenant or event and try to weed out a lot of them beforehand, which you always have people applying and shouldn’t be applying. I send that over to him we can have a conversation together about it and decide if it’s somebody that you’re willing to rent to. If they don’t have stellar credit, we’ll try to decide if we can make it for perfectly tech a larger security deposit things. Once we get them approved, we they’re not ready to move in immediately we will take a holding fee to hold the property for no more than 30 days. We don’t want to get 30 days but we will go that far. Once they’re ready to move in. We send them an electronic lease or send the lease electronic Honestly, I should say for them to review, they actually sign them electronically and it comes back to us.

Jason Hartman 39:06

What what software are you using for that? DocuSign?

Bill 39:09

Actually, it’s built into, though.

Jason Hartman 39:11

Oh, it’s part of that fully. Okay, great. Yeah,

Bill 39:14

we do send moving inspections that we do before each person moves in. We do one, and we’ll send it to them for them to sign and send to us by DocuSign. Everything is done electronically. I rarely see these tenants anymore.

Jason Hartman 39:33

Yeah, yeah. Fantastic. It is amazing. There’s some great technology out there, Bill, we’ve got to wrap it up. But I’d love to have you back on the show to talk about some of this stuff in a little more detail and some other aspects of what it is you do but great work on your part. And thank you for sharing a little bit. And I also want to say thanks to Fernando for inviting you onto the show, so that all of our listeners could learn a little bit more about Some of the opportunities in the self management side of the business and again, as an investor, you know you followed commandment number three, if you’re part of our system, thou shalt maintain control. You can hire a property manager, either one that you choose one that we recommend, or you can self manage. Or you can choose between one of those several hybrid options and get some all a cart management services and take a middle road approach as well. So, Bill, thanks again for joining us. Appreciate it. Thank you so much for listening. Please be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss any episodes. Be sure to check out the show’s specific website and our general website heart and Mediacom for appropriate disclaimers and Terms of Service. Remember that guest opinions are their own. And if you require specific legal or tax advice, or advice and any other specialized area, please consult an appropriate professional and we Also very much appreciate you reviewing the show. Please go to iTunes or Stitcher Radio or whatever platform you’re using and write a review for the show we would very much appreciate that. And be sure to make it official and subscribe so you do not miss any episodes. We look forward to seeing you on the next episode.

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