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  on Jun 11, 2014

Best Property Management Books

Sometimes the best advice for property managers doesn't come from other managers, but from books that have been written on the subject. These are the best books available right now that will keep you firing on all cylinders, making you the best property manager possible.

Property Management for Dummies By: Robert S. Griswold If you've never been in the property management field before, then this is the book for you. It will give you a glimpse of the many different roles that property managers need to fulfill every day. This book will give you a laugh, but will also provide you with a number of different strategies that will help you deal with the challenges that are certain to head your way one day. That way you can have some fun with this job and work toward establishing quality relationships with your tenants that will turn into profitability for you.

Great Big Book for Landlords and Property Managers By: Stuart Leland Rider A happy tenant is one that will consistently pay their rent on time and keep your property in a good condition. This book will show you your part of that equation and talk about how you could treat your tenants in a better way. There are a number of quality tips about managing the landlord/tenant relationship and it even takes a look at the commercial rental market.

Be a Successful Property Manager By: Roger Woodson If you're looking for a book that will basically be your Bible as a property manager, then this book is about as close as you'll get. It's geared more toward those who have been renting for a while, but will help the person who is thinking about becoming a property manager as well. It will give you everything you need to make sure your rental properties are always headed in a profitable direction.

Spotlight on Security for Real Estate Managers By: John H. Lombardi and Lawrence J. Fennelly One of the most overlooked aspects of property management is in providing a safe, secure environment for tenants. This book will take a look at how you can prevent crime from happening with proactive features in your environmental design. It will show you how to start programs like a community watch program and discuss how to maximize your investment into an alarm system. There are a number of good forms in this book and the checklists are very helpful resources.

The Rental Property Manager's Toolbox By: Jamaine Burrell There's bound to be a headache coming your way as a property manager and the goal of this book is to prevent that from happening. You'll get help with the entire rental process, from tenant screening to the clauses in your lease that you need, plus how to avoid putting yourself into a situation where you could end up being sued. If you're looking to increase your profits and lower your risks, then this is definitely the book you're going to want to get.


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