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When Do-It-Yourself Property Management Becomes Too Much

do-it-yourself property managementWhen Do-It-Yourself Property Management Becomes Too Much, What options do You Have?

Hear What One Property Owner Had to Say:

It all started with one rental property, the house John Hurst used to live in. What began as a side business with a goal of 2-3 properties to generate income for his kids’ college education has evolved into six separate businesses with different partners and nearly 60 rental properties in Arkansas.do-it-yourself property management

John managed his first few properties himself. “It just got to be too much between my real job, managing the properties, and my family,” John says. “I got tired of all the little stuff that goes with property management.”

John turned to Real Property Management Central Arkansas, owned by Robby Jones. According to John, “They have demonstrated the professionalism and work ethic that has earned my complete trust. They are a tremendous asset for me and take care of everything start to finish.”

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John Hurst and Robby Jones

“I had one of my properties managed by another company and it was a terrible experience. They just stuck a sign out front. They didn’t have the tools or professionalism,” John says. “It is totally different with Real Property Management. There is no one I know of that has the technical website, the advertising, the extensive background checks, and the systems and processes. It is a huge advantage for Real Property Management   – nobody compares.”

A native of Arkansas, John has been in the mortgage banking industry for 15+ years and his experience has been valuable in building his investment portfolio of rental properties. “Honestly, my businesses have grown because of Real Property Management. I don’t have the patience and time to manage my properties, and I wouldn’t

get the enjoyment out of it without Robby’s team.”

Robby adds, “John totally trusts us to take care of everything to make

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Business partners John Hurst & Brandon Cliff

his life easier and keep his rental businesses profitable. He sends a lot of referrals to us, which is a true testament of our service.”

John says, “For anyone looking for growth, they need to explore Real Property Management. When you get into the business, you don’t realize all that goes into it and it catches up to you. The call on a Friday night to fix a light bulb, meeting a potential tenant at the house, filling out the rental app, getting a call on a Saturday afternoon… those things wear you out. My time is worth much more to me than painting and working on rentals. It has changed everything.”

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About 

Karen Orchard is a Marketing Manager for the Real Property Management organization where she is responsible for the development and execution of new marketing programs, and the production of materials, videos and communications from inception to rollout. Her career spans 30 years in Marketing and Information Technology, focused on customer needs. Previously Karen oversaw marketing for a fitness equipment manufacturer where revenues tripled during her 7 year tenure.

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  1. Jordan says:

    Great points here. There’s a lot of nuance to property management that you don’t really understand when you start! Thanks for sharing this informative piece.

  2. Isn’t that the truth? Thanks Jordan 🙂

  3. Rick says:

    There’s definitely a lot to managing your own property. A few bad tenants will give you all the experience you’ll ever need!

  4. This was a great read. 10/10. thanx for sharing

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