About Me

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I know, I get it, property management can be tough at times.  Not every property will be a dream property, which all you need to do each month is collect a check from your tenant.  I once heard from a friend that you’re not a real property manager, until you’ve dealt with an eviction.  In some respects, I feel this is true.  Renting out to the wrong tenants and having to do an eviction is a landlord and property manager’s worst nightmare.  I know this because one of my tenants’ roommate, whose name was not on the contract had moved in and turned the rental into a brothel.  One could really learn a thing or two in dealing with an eviction: thousands of dollars in court fees and several months of loss rent, but hey, that’s a story for another day.

Hi, I’m Newlyn.  I became an accidental property manager when I had to manage my family’s properties. When I first started out, I was inundated with all the rules and regulations, as well as the dos and don’ts of DIY property management.  Over time, I learned the ropes of property management by trial and error, but mainly by talking to the right folks.  This includes lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers, property managers, and really, really experienced landlords.

My intent with this site is to help other DIY landlord / property managers, who are essentially in the same boat.  To be completely honest, I’m not a lawyer, a real estate broker, or even a certified property manager for that matter.  I’m just a guy who manages his own properties.  So hopefully you’ll find some valuable information from this site and by learning from my mistakes, you can save yourself money and unnecessary grief when handling your own properties.

And thanks for stopping by.  Shoot me an email, I’d love to connect with you.