Editor's note: In part one of a three-part series on "accidental landlords," Inman News explores how real estate agents and brokers can generate fees and listings by getting into property management. Experts say property owners, however, should think twice about pulling a property off the market in order to rent it, and may be better off managing it themselves. If 2 million or more homeowners will end up in foreclosure during the housing downturn, as some have estimated, still others will find themselves in something more like purgatory. They are the owners of homes and condominiums who are still able to make their mortgage payments, but who would sell in a heartbeat -- if only they could get what they see as a fair price for their home. Some are retirees who have downsized, whi...
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