So… right. Things can be more complex. For instance, in Texas even if you won the property you must be ‘mobile home broker’ to show and sell homes.As an owner, in all of the states I deal in, as the owner of the park I can employ a manager. If that person gets a w-2 they are my employee. If they get a 1099 the rules change. In many states as a independent contractor you need some sort of licence to manage property. I know there are several companies that manage properties for owners, an many of them are located in Michigan. They manage properties in other states though. I know, because I once many moons ago when I had a real estate brokers licence, there was preciosity between many states. Each state has different requirements. Carl though gave a real key- if you pay workers comp they are your employee… if you do not cover them, they are independent and ‘other rules’ apply.