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EP 14: Managing Zero to 25,000 Doors in Eight Years with Cindy Batey & Angie Smith

Can you really start a property management company in a recession and grow the company to managing 25,000 doors in only 8 years? Well, Cindy Batey and Angie Smith, two rockstar entrepreneurs, did this together. And with no advertising, just referrals and word of mouth.

In 2010, after working for many years for other property management companies as executives, Cindy and Angie decided to join forces and start their own property management company in Georgia, called Strategic Management Partners. At this time, they had no buildings, no units and no clients. Fast forward eight years, and they have been able to build their business to 25,000 doors in 7 states with over 100 employees. They have done this by building a company that they can be proud of and stand behind. Their niche is focusing on managing distressed and value add type of apartment buildings for owners.

On today’s episode, we not only cover great tips with real estate investing but also cover some fantastic topics on how to build and sustain a company:

  • Building and cultivating a company culture
  • Biggest mistakes investors make when they acquire multifamily properties
  • Tips how to hire and retain employees
  • Pitfalls to avoid when hiring 3rd party property management companies
  • Key qualities to look for in a top notch property manager

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Learn more about Cindy and Angie and their company by visiting their webpage: SMP

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The Real Estate InvestHER Show is hosted by Liz Faircloth and co-host by Andresa Guidelli. Created to support and inspire women who invest in real estate to live a financially free and balanced life.

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