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The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Property Management Handbook

ISBN: 978-0-470-32317-5
288 pages
March 2009
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This book covers the entire cycle of becoming a successful real estate property manager. Written in an accessible format , this book provides valuable information for investors who are now landlords and property managers. This book is not about the day-to-day of landlording, rather it focuses on the strategies for managing the assets of your property. Readers will find information on:

? The benefits of managing property

? Assembling your core team (attorneys, accountants and insurers)

? Legal documents

? And office help (including the right systems and software, how and when to maintain and repair, and the finances of managing your properties)
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Acknowledgments.

List of Icons.

Introduction.

About the Product.

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.

Chapter 1 The Benefi ts of Managing Properties.

Chapter 2 The Skills, Aptitude, and Attitudes of Successful Property Managers.

Chapter 3 Build a Winning Strategy, Plan, and Team.

SECTION TWO: OPERATIONS.

Chapter 4 Beyond Record Keeping: The Importance of Systems.

Chapter 5 Property Maintenance, Repairs, and Construction.

Chapter 6 Achieving Scale: Hiring, Training, Retaining, and Compensating Property Management Personnel.

Chapter 7 Outsourcing Property Management.

SECTION THREE: TENANTS.

Chapter 8 Marketing Vacancies/Setting Rents and Terms.

Chapter 9 Setting Rents and Structuring Leases.

Chapter 10 Screening Tenants: The War Is Won before It Is Ever Fought.

Chapter 11 The Mechanics of Rent Billing, Collection, and Reporting.

Chapter 12 Tenant Relations, Communications, and Problems.

SECTION FOUR: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS.

Chapter 13 Entity Formation and Asset Protection.

Chapter 14 Understanding Landlord-Tenant Law including Discrimination.

Chapter 15 Rental Property Finance.

Chapter 16 Insurance.

SECTION FIVE: SPECIAL TOPICS.

Chapter 17 Specialized Housing Markets.

Chapter 18 Affordable Housing, Section 8, and Discrimination.

Chapter 19 Continuing Your Property Management Education.

APPENDIXES.

Appendix A Summary of Icon Information.

Appendix B Tour of the CompleteLandlord Site with Free Trial Membership Offer.

Appendix C Essential CompleteLandlord Worksheets, Checklists, and Other Forms.

Appendix D Associations and Other Resources.

Appendix E Glossary of Real Estate Terms.

Index.

CLL Catalog.

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William A. Lederer is Founder and Publisher of CompleteLandlord.com, the leading Web site written for and by landlords. This proven, one-stop portal offers comprehensive content, commerce, an online landlord community, and on-demand solutions that include customizable forms and letters, as well as tools for tenant screening, vacancy marketing and tenant communications, electronic rent collection, and Web-based property management. Experts in virtually every aspect of landlording, Lederer and his wife have been investors and landlords for many years.
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