Be a Successful Property Manager

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MAXIMIZE RENTAL PROFITS, MINIMIZE RISKS, & ELIMINATE HEADACHES (WHILE STAYING INSIDE THE LAW)!

Here are hot insider strategies, tips, and tools for success in today's sizzling rental property management market! Real estate expert R. Dodge Woodson's Be a Successful Property Manager provides power tools for managing everything from megaoffice complexes to small residential structures — like a seasoned pro. Perfect for those launching careers — or considering becoming ...

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Overview

MAXIMIZE RENTAL PROFITS, MINIMIZE RISKS, & ELIMINATE HEADACHES (WHILE STAYING INSIDE THE LAW)!

Here are hot insider strategies, tips, and tools for success in today's sizzling rental property management market! Real estate expert R. Dodge Woodson's Be a Successful Property Manager provides power tools for managing everything from megaoffice complexes to small residential structures — like a seasoned pro. Perfect for those launching careers — or considering becoming landlords—this book gives you practical details on cost-cutting, work-slashing topics, from finding and keeping good tenants, to simplifying paperwork and avoiding legal hassles. It's packed with so much new and valuable information that even veteran property managers will find ideas to put to work immediately. Look inside for expert guidance on:

  • Top 20 solutions to tenant problems
  • Most economical schemes for property enhancement
  • Attracting highly qualified tenants quickly
  • Surefire ways to find and manage excellent, low-cost subcontractors
  • Rent collection—and raising—the right way
  • Key differences between managing your own and someone else's property
  • Maximizing profits (while sticking to the rules)
  • Simple, cheap methods for complying with federal, state, and local laws
  • No-glitch leases and security deposits
  • Dealing with subsidized rentals
  • Time-saving sample documents, forms, and lists of other resources
  • Low-interest loans and grants you may qualify for
  • Simple, straightforward bookkeeping
  • Integrating tasks into a time-sparing routine
  • And so much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071473613
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/12/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 1,020,115
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson has invested in and written about real estate for over 30 years. For more than 20 years, he's held the highest classification of professional real estate licensure available, Designated Broker. The president and owner of Expert Realty Services, Inc., of Brunswick, Maine, his experience in property management is vast, and includes 30 years' broadly based experience in building contracting, residential land development, and master building trades. Mr. Woodson has been a seminar leader on real estate topics, and is a state of Maine-approved presenter of continuing education materials and programs for licensed real estate professionals. A true expert in real estate, he offers tried-and-tested processes that can help anyone succeed in managing rental properties.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Managing your own rental property 1
Ch. 2 Managing someone else's rental property 15
Ch. 3 Following the rules and getting maximum profits 51
Ch. 4 Subsidized rental income 75
Ch. 5 Getting low-interest loans and grants 85
Ch. 6 Improving a property 93
Ch. 7 Attracting the best tenants - fast! 111
Ch. 8 Tenant strategies and procedures 131
Ch. 9 Collecting and raising rents the right way 145
Ch. 10 My top 20 tenant problems and how to solve them 171
Ch. 11 Evicting problem tenants 181
Ch. 12 Taxes and insurance 197
Ch. 13 Financing 209
Ch. 14 Maintenance : indoor and outdoor 225
Ch. 15 Finding and managing contractors 243
Ch. 16 Protecting yourself from contractors and vendors 261
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