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Puppeteer or Partner? Your role in Property Management

Investing in real estate comes with a crucial decision: to self-manage your properties or hire a professional property management service. This blog explores the pros and cons of each option, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your goals and preferences.

The Case for Self-Management


  1. Cost Savings: Self-managing can save money, as you won’t incur fees associated with professional property management services.
  2. Hands-On Experience: Direct involvement provides valuable hands-on experience, allowing you to learn the intricacies of property management.


  1. Time Commitment: Managing properties demands time, from dealing with tenant concerns to handling maintenance and administrative tasks.
  2. Limited Expertise: Without professional expertise, navigating legalities and complex issues may pose challenges.

The Benefits of Professional Property Management


  1. Time Efficiency: Property managers handle day-to-day tasks, freeing up your time for other pursuits.
  2. Legal Expertise: Professionals are well-versed in landlord-tenant laws, minimizing legal risks.
  3. Tenant Management: Property managers can efficiently handle tenant issues, reducing your direct involvement.


  1. Costs: Professional management services come with fees, impacting overall profit margins.
  2. Less Control: Entrusting management to others means relinquishing some control over property decisions.

Finding the Middle Ground

Hybrid Approach:

  1. Selective Outsourcing: You can choose to self-manage certain aspects and outsource others, finding a balance that suits your preferences.
  2. Utilizing Technology: Leverage property management software to streamline tasks, even if you choose to self-manage.

Making the Decision

Factors to Consider:

  1. Scale of Portfolio: A larger portfolio may benefit from professional management, while a smaller one may be manageable on your own.
  2. Location: Distance from your properties may influence the ease of self-management.
  3. Personal Capacity: Assess your time availability, skills, and willingness to be hands-on.

At the end of the day…

Whether you’re opting for the hands-on approach of self-managing your real estate investments or choosing the convenience of professional property management, Pacific Equity and Loan emerges as the optimal partner for your fix and flip funding needs. Our commitment to simplifying the financing process is exemplified by our specialized loan programs. Designed to facilitate swift entry and exit from projects, this program ensures a lucrative return on investment for borrowers. 

Pacific Equity and Loan understands the unique demands of real estate ventures, recognizing that each borrower, property, and situation is distinct. We stand dedicated to providing tailored loan solutions that align with your specific needs. Choosing Pacific Equity and Loan means choosing a reliable partner that values transparency, efficiency, and your success in the dynamic world of fix and flip investments. With our support, you can navigate the complexities of real estate financing with confidence, unlocking the full potential of your investment endeavors.

Source: “The Value And Cost Of Property Management Vs. Self-Management” Forbes. Forbes.com

“Self-Management vs. Third-Party Property Management: Knowing the Pros & Cons” CCSK Law. https://ccsklaw.com/self-management-vs-third-party-property-management-knowing-the-pros-cons/

“Property Management vs. Self-Management: Pros and Cons” Azibo. https://azibo.com/blog/property-management-vs-self-management



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