Drew immediately fired the property manager and hired a leasing agent, who found a tenant within one day! Multiples applicants wanted it, and he rented it for higher than the listed price.
Drew decided to manage the property himself, and realized how much money he was saving. He solved problems in a day the property manager claimed took months.
It was like booking an airline ticket. In the time it would take to call a travel agent and tell them where you wanted to go and at what times, you could book it yourself online. Drew found the same thing was true in property management.
He also saved money in simple ways. He charged tenants for unjustified maintenance requests the property manager had previously charged him. He hired contractors without the mark-up fees charged by property managers.
He even turned tenants into his allies and partners, asking the tenant to replace the air filters instead of having a service visit for $95. Most tenants gladly did so, and Drew sent him the air filters via Amazon!