Robert S. Griswold, MBA, is a successful real estate investor and property manager with a large portfolio of residential and commercial rental properties. He is the real estate expert for NBC San Diego, the lead columnist for the nationally syndicated columns "Rental Roundtable" and "Rental Forum," and co-author of Real Estate Investing For Dummies.
Property Management Kit For Dummiesby Robert S. Griswold
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/i>/b>
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.