"The CompleteLandlord.com 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
Become the Ultimate Landlord!
As the go–to resources for real estate investors and operators around the country, William Lederer′s CompleteLandlord.com 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 CompleteLandlord.com a $19.97 value!
The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Landlord Handbook offers total coverage of the day–to–day responsibilities of residential landlords and shows you how to start small and build your way to success. Unlike any other book, this practical guide includes a complete success system that extends beyond the book to the CompleteLandlord.com Web site, known to hundreds of thousands as the bible of landlording.
Inside, you′ll find answers to the following questions, and more:
What can you expect as a new landlord?
What goes into managing the daily responsibilities of landlording?
How can you market your property to tenants?
What are the best tenant–screening tools?
How should you deal with good and bad tenants?
What do you need to know about keeping accurate records, rental agreements, and leases?
How can you find the best properties to invest in?
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SECTION ONE: WHAT ARE YOU GETTING YOURSELF INTO?
Chapter 1 Residential Real Estate as the Ultimate Storehouse of Value(s).
Chapter 2 Why Investing in Residential Rental Property Will Get You Where You Want to Go Faster at Less Risk.
Chapter 3 The Pros and Cons of Landlording: Do You Have What It Takes?
Chapter 4 Think Like a Real Estate Mogul: Build a Winning Strategy, Plan and Build the Team to Match.
SECTION TWO: INVESTING IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY FOR INCOME.
Chapter 5 Which Rental Properties Are Right for You?
Chapter 6 Property and Investment Analysis.
Chapter 7 Sourcing Investment Rental Property: Searching for Bargains and Adding Value.
Chapter 8 When Should You Sell? Trick Question! Hardly Ever.
SECTION THREE: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND YOUR LANDLORDING RESPONSIBILITIES.
Chapter 9 Legal and Financial Considerations.
Chapter 10 Maximizing Cash Flow.
Chapter 11 Tax Planning for Landlords.
Chapter 12 Insuring Your Rental Property.
SECTION FOUR: PLAN THE WORK, WORK THE PLAN.
Chapter 13 Beyond Record Keeping: Choose the Right Systems, Metrics, and Policies.
Chapter 14 Handling Maintenance, Repair, and Construction.
SECTION FIVE: RESIDENTS.
Chapter 15 Taking Over and Finding and Showing Tenants Property.
Chapter 16 Screening and Choosing the Best Tenants.
Chapter 17 Rental Agreements, Leases, and Other Forms.
Chapter 18 Rent: Pricing, Collecting, and Tracking.
Chapter 19 Communicating with Your Tenants.
Chapter 20 How to Keep Good Tenants . . . and Cope with Bad Ones.
SECTION SIX: WHERE TO FROM HERE? NEXT STEPS.
Chapter 21 Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Property Management Company?
Chapter 22 Continuing Your Landlording Education.
Appendix A Summary of Icon Information in Appendix.
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 Managing Risk and Limiting Personal Liability as a Landlord.
Appendix F Questions Frequently Asked by Landlords.
Appendix G Questions Frequently Asked by Tenants.
Appendix H Glossary of Landlord Terms.
William A. Lederer is Publisher and President 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. An expert in virtually every aspect of landlording, Lederer and his wife have been tenants, investors, and landlords for many years in different economic cycles and regions of the United States.