|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.54(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.81(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Getting Good Tenants
2. Preparing Your Rental Property
3. Open House and Tenant Selection
4 Welcoming Your New Tenant
5. Tenant Management
6. Neighborly Advice
7. Handling Tenant Problems and Problem Tenants
8. Handling Money
9. Thinking About Landlording?
10. Finding and Buying More Properties
11. Renovating Your Rental Properties
12. Record Keeping and Computerizing Your Rental Properties
13. Can the Internet Help Landlords?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've read close to a dozen books on being a landlord in the past few months, and this one stands out. There is tons of common-sense ideas that I probably wouldn't have thought of myself, but will save me time and money.
My brother gave me this book when I was considering buying a duplex for an investment. I was amazed and delighted at what an easy read this book was. However, beyond that, I appreciated Mr. Perry's insights into the landlording business. Reading this book, I went from fear of landlording to a positive feeling that 'This is possible. I can do this.' Mr. Perry is quick to point out that this is no 'get rich quick' scheme, like one sees on so many late-night informercials. This is a way to build a business based on his time proven methods, and the input of literally hundreds of landlords around the country. The book is written in a very easy to read, straightforward format. One feels as if Greg is right there over your shoulder giving you advice ever step of the way. He covers a wide swath of landlording topics. Topics that one is sure to need information on; many things that one wouldn't even consider as a novice. Furthermore, he gives real 'meat and potatoes' ideas on how to buy choice properties that others would overlook. He supports these ideas with concepts that will make your property more successful than the landlord next door, or the apartment complex downtown. I felt that after reading this fine book, that I was much more comfortable with the concept of landlording. This book is not an end-all, be-all of landlording, but it is an excellent starting point for anyone who is a landlord and needs some ideas and direction, or for someone who is just considering buying rental property as an investment. I highly recommend this book. The only limitation I noticed on my read, is that, Mr. Perry doesn't create comprehensive lists of his topics. Much of what he tells about could be condensed into a quick-reference check-list, that a landlord could use to size up the topics in each chapter. The sample leases he includes are very helpful. If you own a few rental properties, or are considering buying some, I highly recommend this book!