Not actually hiring a property manager may be your biggest mistake. Being a true investor requires focus on the business building aspect of investing. This process can easily be distracted by managing the tenants. Hiring a property manager and letting them do what they do best, property management, will allow you to do what you do best invest in sustainable investments. Think of a property manager as the engine to your vehicle. A finely tuned car will get you to your destination, trouble free. Your property manager should do the same and get you to your Investment destination trouble free.