Property Management Kit For Dummies

Property Management Kit For Dummies

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by Robert S. Griswold
     
 

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The fun and easy way tomake managing propertiesboth profitable and enjoyable!

Thinking about becoming a landlord? This guide gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, be they single family or multi-resident. You'll see how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and

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The fun and easy way tomake managing propertiesboth profitable and enjoyable!

Thinking about becoming a landlord? This guide gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, be they single family or multi-resident. You'll see how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal snafus — and meet your long-term goals.

  • Learn all the basics of the rental housing business — from finding and showing properties and dealing with tenants to record keeping and paying your taxes
  • Prepare your properties for prospective tenants — set the rent and security deposit, clean up properties, and verify rental applications
  • Become a top-notch manager — work efficiently with employees and contractors to keep your properties safe and secure
  • Manage your money wisely — evaluate the different types of insurance and understand income and property taxes

Bonus CD Includes
Sample rental contracts, financial worksheets, eviction notices, and other valuable tools for simplifying day-to-day operations

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on whether you should manage the property yourself or hire a pro
  • The latest on property management and rental housing laws
  • Tips for handling vacancies, renovations, open houses, mandatory disclosures, rent increases, and evictions
  • The pros and cons of lease options, working with public rental assistance programs, and maintenance alternatives
  • Troubleshooting advice for rent collection problems, housing discrimination complaints, and environmental hazards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470293294
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
With CD-ROM
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert S. Griswold, MBA, is a successful real estate investor and hands-on property manager with a large portfolio of residential and commercial rental properties. He uses print and broadcast journalism to bring his many years of experience to his readers, listeners, and viewers.

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Property Management Kit For Dummies 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The content is very light, possibly because there are differences between states. I often found myself saying, "where's the meat?" The book is very superficial.
XX More than 1 year ago
I am a middle-aged home owner. I have bought and sold several homes. With today's housing collapse, I was interested in the possibility of renting a single-family detached house. This is an excellent book to start your research with. The author shares of lifetime of experiences. He engages the reader with his real-time experiences to help illustrate his points. He discusses everything from selecting the property to software best suited for record keeping. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I have been in the apartment rental business for 25 years, I thought I would check out this book to see if it would provide me with any new suggestions for "doing it right". A lot of the information it contains doesn't apply to me, so I just skipped those chapters. Those that did apply were certainly helpful. And I am aware that every state has its own laws, etc. which cannot possibly be addressed in a book of this kind. Overall I was very pleased that I chose to purchase this book. I have not checked out the CD yet, but I'm sure there will be useful stuff there, too.