Landlording education

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My significant other and I are looking at buying our first rental property. We've done the research and talked with others about acquiring property, to make sure we can get a good deal, but would like to know more about the land lording side of things. Any book suggestions or pieces of advice for a soon to be landlord?

@Siera Hearne

Landlording on Auto-Pilot by Mike Butler is fantastic.

Welcome to the community and rental property management.

Below, is an excellent book to use as reference for years to come.

Congratulations on taking the plunge into buy and hold investing!

My team and I currently help manage over 1500 rentals, I'm happy to help any way I can.

Read the stuff from Brandon Turner on BP and read the forums as well.  

Leigh Robinson has some good books on landlording as well. 

In addition to the great advice you will find on BiggerPockets, go to and get the following books: 

Every Landlord's Legal Guide

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide

And if you are landlording in California:

The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities

The California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions

Wow! Thank you for all the suggestions, we'll get reading right away! 

@Siera Hearne You've gotten some great advice.

Brandon is the man!

I met Mike Butler and think highly of his auto-pilot work.

However, Mr. Landlord , Jeffry Taylor, has been training landlords for 30 years and is the root of most of many of the best ideas around today.

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