Property Management Kit For Dummies: Edition 3

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Discover how to be a landlord with ease

Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management KitFor Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing andmaintaining rental properties, whether a single family ormulti-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promoteyour properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costlymistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-termgoals.

Now you can find out if you really have what it takes tosuccessfully manage a rental property, and you'll learn all aboutthe various options for hiring someone else to manage your propertyfor you. You'll find out the right way to prepare your propertiesfor prospective tenants, set the rent and security deposit, cleanup properties between tenants, and verify rental applications. Inno time at all, you can become a top-notch property manager byworking efficiently with employees and contractors to keep yourproperties 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 incomeand property taxes

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

CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included aspart of the e-book file, but are available for download afterpurchase.

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About the author

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.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jan 31, 2013
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118461099
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Real Estate / General
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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