Hire a property manager or self manage? That is a long battled question. Here are a couple things to consider:
How much do you know about managing property?
Do you enjoy it?
Do you have time to deal with it AND the temperament to deal with it?
Does your schedule permit you to show the property, deal with problems, go to hearings, etc.?
Who do you think will get you better results?
Notice, I didn’t mention can you afford it. You will pay for management whether you do it or pay someone else. You will pay in time, learning, stress, time away from family, etc. It is a question of whether you want to pay yourself or someone else, not whether you will pay for it.