The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording

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  • 10/27/18 08:30AM - 01:45PM America/New_York
  • Cambridge Innovation Center Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
  • $195-205

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Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.

This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:

  • Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord, and the Legislative Affairs Counsel, an attorney.
  • A comprehensive agenda, see below.
  • Your choice of two books:
    • Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by NOLO,
    • The Good Landlord by Peter Shapiro,
    • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, and/or
    • The Housing Manual by H. John Fisher.
  • A bound summary of all material presented.
  • Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea.
  • Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied, please notify us when you purchase a ticket.
  • A MassLandlords ballpoint pen.
  • A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership.
  • A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.

Saturday, October 27nd, 2018

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
  • 8:45 - Rental markets
    • Urban, suburban, rural
    • Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
  • 8:55 - Property selection
    • Lead paint (Legal highlight)
    • Utilities
    • Bones vs surfaces
    • Amenities
    • Repairs and renovations
    • Durable vs beautiful
    • What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
  • 9:05 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
    • Marketing rentals
    • Sales process
    • Staying organized
    • Branding a small business
    • Getting more or fewer calls
    • Tips and tricks
  • 9:45 - Break
  • 9:55 - Applications and screening
    • Criminal, credit, eviction
    • Discrimination (legal highlight)
    • Tenant Screening Workshop
  • 10:50 - Rental Forms
    • Lease vs Tenancy at Will
    • iCORI
    • Eviction notices
  • 11:10 - Legal Matters
    • Late fees
    • Security deposits
    • Eviction process
    • Move-and-store
    • Water and electrical submetering
    • Housing Court vs District Court
    • Warranty of habitability
    • Inspections
    • Subsidies
    • Rent control
  • 12:10 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
  • 12:40 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
    • Keeping the rent roll and expenses
    • Filing taxes
    • To manage or not to mange
    • Tenants as customers
    • Notifying tenants
    • Extermination
    • Monitoring contractors
    • Lease violations and conflict resolution
    • Record keeping
  • 1:15 - Overview of books and resources for further education
  • 1:20 - Review of unanswered questions
  • 1:40 - End

Parking

Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking has affordable rates and is a short walk from the venue, click here for details

Food

  • Breakfast:
    • Fresh bagels, large muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake slices and scones with cream cheese, butter, and jam
    • Fresh fruit platter
    • Assorted fruit juices and coffee
  • Lunch:
    • Assorted gourmet sandwiches
    • Garden salad
    • Fruit salad
    • Assorted pastries
    • Soda, juice, water

*Please email Alexis at [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.

Pricing

  • Online:
    • Non-members: $205
    • Members: $195 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
  • Online registration required. All ticket sales final.

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