Property Management Outline
I owned and operated a property management division at my brokerage for over 20 years (with the assistance of my wife Janie :-).
We sold that “book of business” over 12 years ago and continue to get a check every month…got the most recent one yesterday
Managing a property is like managing a business. To do it right you must have a plan, and you must execute your plan. Each property you manage, each new tenant you meet will teach you more about the business of property management.
Remember that you will never know “all there is to know” about property management. Like everything in real estate, there is always more to learn. The more you read and study, the better off you will be. Landlord tenant law and contract law varies from state to state. A good source of information on the subject will be your local Apartment Association and your local Association of Realtors. This is where you earn your keep as an investor. It can make you or break you.
I. Establishing the Rental Schedule
II. Marketing – Advertising and Merchandising
V. Record Keeping and Tax Benefits
VI. Leases and Rental Agreements
VII. Landlord-Tenant Relations
C. Termination of Tenancy
B. Appreciation – Based on income
IX. Investment Property Types
A. Single Family/Condo/Co-op
C. Multi-Unit Residential