Be A Successful Property Manager

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May 12, 2006


Paperback, 294 pages


0071473610 / 9780071473613


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Maximize the Profitability of Your Rental Property

Be a Successful Property Manager is a complete guide to all the essentials of profitably managing rental properties. Valuable to anyone who already owns several rental properties, is thinking about investing in one, or is considering a job as a property manager, this unique resource gives you the information and techniques to operate with maximum efficiency and profitability.

Table of contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Managing Your Own Rental PropertyChapter 2: Managing Someone Else's Rental PropertyChapter 3: Following the Rules and Getting Maximimum ProfitsChapter 4: Subsidized Rental IncomeChapter 5: Getting Low-Interest Loans and GrantsChapter 6: Improving the PropertyChapter 7: Attracting the Best Tenants -- Fast!Chapter 8: Tenant Strategies and ProceduresChapter 9: Collecting and Raising Rents the Right WayChapter 10: My Top 20 Tenant Problems and How to Solve ThemChapter 11: Evicting Problem TenantsChapter 12: Taxes and InsuranceChapter 13: FinancingChapter 14: Maintenance: Indoor and OutdoorChapter 15: Finding and Managing ContractorsChapter 16: Protecting Yourself from Contractors and VendorsINDEX

Author comments

R. Dodge Woodson has invested in and written about real estate for over 30 years. For more than 20 years, he's held the highest classification of professional real estate licensure available, Designated Broker. The president and owner of Expert Realty Services, Inc., of Brunswick, Maine, his experience in property management is vast, and includes 30 years' broadly based experience in building contracting, residential land development, and master building trades. Mr. Woodson has been a seminar leader on real estate topics, and is a state of Maine-approved presenter of continuing education materials and programs for licensed real estate professionals. A true expert in real estate, he offers tried-and-tested processes that can help anyone succeed in managing rental properties.

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Here are hot insider strategies, tips, and tools for success in today's sizzling rental property management market! Real estate expert R. Dodge Woodson's Be a Successful Property Manager provides power tools for managing everything from megaoffice complexes to small residential structures -- like a seasoned pro. Perfect for those launching careers -- or considering becoming landlords—this book gives you practical details on cost-cutting, work-slashing topics, from finding and keeping good tenants, to simplifying paperwork and avoiding legal hassles. It's packed with so much new and valuable information that even veteran property managers will find ideas to put to work immediately. Look inside for expert guidance on:

  • Top 20 solutions to tenant problems
  • Most economical schemes for property enhancement
  • Attracting highly qualified tenants quickly
  • Surefire ways to find and manage excellent, low-cost subcontractors
  • Rent collection—and raising—the right way
  • Key differences between managing your own and someone else's property
  • Maximizing profits (while sticking to the rules)
  • Simple, cheap methods for complying with federal, state, and local laws
  • No-glitch leases and security deposits
  • Dealing with subsidized rentals
  • Time-saving sample documents, forms, and lists of other resources
  • Low-interest loans and grants you may qualify for
  • Simple, straightforward bookkeeping
  • Integrating tasks into a time-sparing routine
  • And so much more!

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