Sean Morrissey from Chicago joins me today to talk about using the property management platform to invest in your own properties. He has a lot of insight into this familiar concept; he owns about 10% of the properties that he manages, and he built the two portfolios hand-in-hand.
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Sean Morrissey from Chicago joins me today to talk about using the property management platform to invest in your own properties. He has a lot of insight into this familiar concept; he owns about 10% of the properties that he manages, and he built the two portfolios hand-in-hand. He became a landlord in 2003, got his real estate license in 2006, and opened his brokerage in 2011. Now, he considers himself a real estate investor who uses his property management systems to help others as well as his own portfolio.
As of last year, Sean had managed around 200 properties for other people, and has 22 properties that he owns and manages for himself, all with a staff of 5 people. His current plan is to live off his own real estate portfolio. Since he uses his management system for his own homes, he can use that as a selling point when he’s talking to owners about managing their properties for them.
Sean explains that finding properties to buy typically depends on having a good eye for deals, and/or waiting for a downturn after the market hits a bubble. Something he started about a year ago was a postcard campaign that basically expresses interest in buying multi-family buildings, and credits this campaign with the acquisition of a 16-unit building.
Tune into this episode to learn about and hear Sean’s thoughts on why you shouldn’t actively market to your clients that you want to buy their properties, the current state of the market in Chicago and how it’s changing, why having a property manager is so important (and why it can be so frustrating), and many other topics.
Here’s where you can find Sean: