Property Management Kit For Dummies

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Discover how to be a landlord with ease

Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether a single family or multi-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-term goals.

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Overview

Discover how to be a landlord with ease

Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether a single family or multi-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-term goals.

Now you can find out if you really have what it takes to successfully manage a rental property, and you'll learn all about the various options for hiring someone else to manage your property for you. You'll find out the right way to prepare your properties for prospective tenants, set the rent and security deposit, clean up properties between tenants, and verify rental applications. In no time at all, you can become a top-notch property manager by working efficiently with employees and contractors to keep your properties safe and secure.

  • Manage your time and money wisely
  • Acquire a property and prepare it for tenants
  • Make your property stand out and attract tenants
  • Keep good tenants and get rid of bad ones
  • Collect and increase rent
  • Evaluate the different types of insurance and understand income and property taxes

Complete with lists of ten reasons to become a rental property owner, ten ways to rent your vacancy, and the ten biggest mistakes a landlord can make, Property Management Kit For Dummies helps you achieve your dream of being a successful residential rental property owner.

CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118443774
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 207,208
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: So You Want to Be a Landlord?

Chapter 1: Property Management 101.

Chapter 2: Do You Have What It Takes to Manage Your Own Rental Property?

Chapter 3: Managing Your Property Yourself or Hiring a Pro.

Chapter 4: Taking Over the Proper ty.

Part II: Renting Your Property.

Chapter 5: Getting Your Rental Property Ready for Prospective Tenants.

Chapter 6: Rent, Security Deposits, and Rental Contracts: The Big Three of Property Management.

Chapter 7: FOR RENT: Generating Interest in Your Rental.

Chapter 8: Handling Prospects When They Come A’Calling.

Chapter 9: Strutting Your Property’s Stuff: Making Your Property Stick Out.

Chapter 10: Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Selecting Your Tenants.

Part III: The Brass Tacks of Managing Rentals.

Chapter 11: Moving In the Tenants.

Chapter 12: Collecting and Increasing Rent.

Chapter 13: Keeping the Good Tenants — and Your Sanity.

Chapter 14: Dealing with Problem Tenants.

Chapter 15: Moving Out the Tenants.

Part IV: Techniques and Tools for Managing the Property.

Chapter 16: Working with Employees and Contractors.

Chapter 17: Maintaining the Property.

Chapter 18: Keeping Safety and Security in Mind.

Part V: Money, Money, Money!

Chapter 19: Two Necessities of Property Management: Insurance and Taxes.

Chapter 20: Financial Management and Recordkeeping.

Chapter 21: Finding New Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow: Only for the Daring.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Reasons to Become a Rental Property Owner.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Rent Your Vacancy.

Appendix A: On the CD.

Appendix B: State Statutes for Landlord-Tenant Laws.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    very light

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    Put in the right perspective

    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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    Posted April 9, 2013

    Twi to the Dumbass

    Go die in a hole moth<_>erfu<_>cker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Good reference for small landlords!

    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.

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