I manage all 24 of my rentals, all by myself. if you are going to be a long distance away, for a long period of time, you need a person on the ground. but if you have an onsite caretaker, that might work for you and be quite a bit cheaper.
you will find a property management company will cost you a lot more than just the monthly fee.
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