If you don't want to manage the properties yourself if might help to find a realtor who also handles property management. This is usually a nominal cost and can help take stress off of you as well.
I hope that helps...my brokerage as well as several others out there are able and qualified to do both...just find somebody who will work hard for our interests and who you feel comfortable working with.
When you want to know what sort of multifamily investments are currently available in the Seattle area, call me. I have a 25-year track record of multifamily investing which includes a transactional volume of $900 million.
I agree with Barbara's advice. I would recommend that you start by reading a good book on the topic. My favorite book thus far has been "The Millionaire Real Estate Investor" written by Gary Keller. It's available on Amazon.com for $15.00. If you don't want to wait, you can pick up a copy at any Barnes & Noble. Doing some initial research upfront will make it easier to speak the lingo and it will also help you become more familiar with the pros and cons of investing in multi family units.
(Disclaimer: Gary Keller is the founder of my brokerage brand Keller Williams, which is how I found out about the book in the first place. It's not written just for agents. It's written for anyone interested in investing.)
we have unbelievable deals for multi family units right now, if you send me your email at firstname.lastname@example.org I will send you a deal that is better than any deal right now
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Perhaps you can start by checking out what is available. Trulia currently shows 87 multi-family homes for sale in Seattle which you can view if you access the link below.
You can also refine your search using the filters on the left side of the page if you have a price or other features in mind.
I hope this is helpful.
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If you need assistance, I would be happy to help and have lots of experience with multi family units.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you.