The Ultimate Property Management Handbook

The Ultimate Property Management Handbook

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 193 x 233 x 15mm | 554g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470323175
  • 9780470323175
  • 1,227,533

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One Rental Unit or 5,000--Know and Apply Industry Best Practices Avoid Legal Pitfalls when Managing Tenants, Vendors, and Clients Sound Operating, Financial, and Tax Advice from Experts Proven System and Methods Used Successfully by Tens of Thousands Integrated Online Forms and Letters, Tools, Software, and Services

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"The Ultimate guides are not just a series of three books--it is a comprehensive, integrated system including extensive Web resources to make the task of landlording profitable, rewarding, and even fun. Experience may be the best teacher, but it doesn't have to be your own experience! Bill Lederer and his team have over twenty-five years' experience in all aspects of landlording. Let him provide all the information and systems you need to be a successful real estate investor." --Dr. Dolf de Roos, author of the New York Times bestseller Real Estate Riches


As the go-to resources for real estate investors and operators around the country, William Lederer's real estate guides cover all the basics of landlording, real estate investing, and property management. In addition to hard-earned wisdom and handy tools, each book includes a free one-month trial membership to $19.97 value!

The Ultimate Property Management Handbook offers total coverage of the day-to-day responsibilities of a property manager and shows you how to set up your own reliable property management system. Unlike any other book, this practical guide includes a comprehensive success system that extends beyond the book to the Web site, known to hundreds of thousands as the bible of landlording.

Inside, you'll find answers to the following questions, and more: What are the benefits of managing property? How do you assemble your team of professionals? What do you need to know about legal documents and contracts? How do you develop a quick and easy computerized landlording system? What kind of records do you need to keep? How do you manage the everyday duties of property management? How do you stay on the right side of tenant/landlord laws?
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Table of contents

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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About William A. Lederer

William A. Lederer is Founder and Publisher of, 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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