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Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 09-14-2022

Howdy, landlord! Get on the right side of the law with Dummies Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the resources landlords need to unpack the legal side of renting properties. Inside you'll find worksheets, templates, and friendly explanations that will help you find success. Once you have your property and your tenants, you'll need to make sure you operate within your rights, complete all the necessary admin, and handle taxes in an accurate and timely way. This book can help you do just that, with the latest paperwork, helpful details and examples, and a breakdown of taxes and laws. Plus, you can go beyond the book by accessing online documents that take your learning to the next level. With Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition: Understand all the latest housing laws that pertain to your specific rental situation Find drafts of all the legal forms you’ll need as a landlord Access easy-to-use tax worksheets and clear descriptions of tax rules without legal jargon Recognize your rights as a landlord and understand your tenants' rights This is the perfect Dummies guide for both new and experienced landlords who need a hands-on legal reference for all the laws surrounding rent, rental properties, and tenants.

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Property Management Kit For Dummies

Published 12-14-2021

Before you put that FOR RENT sign in the yard, read this  Hello there, future landlord. You’ve found what you’re looking for—a complete package of information and resources to teach you what you need to know and make your life (and your tenants’ lives) easier. With Property Management Kit For Dummies, you can learn how to manage single-family homes, large apartment buildings, treehouses, dollhouses… okay, there’s not much info here on managing dollhouses, but everything else is definitely covered. Find good tenants, move them in, and keep them happy and paying rent on time. When it comes time for a change, learn how to move tenants out and turn over the property, easy as pie.   This book makes it simple to understand tax and insurance requirements, building maintenance concerns, and financial record keeping. Plus, the updated edition reflects the current rental property boom, new technologies, changes to the law, and the inside scoop on the latest Fair Housing issues to keep you out of court. Emotional support animals? Rent control? Bed bugs? Eviction? It’s all in here.  Find out whether property management is right for you, learn what you need to get started, and be successful as your residential rental property portfolio grows  Get your ducks in a row—develop solid marketing and advertising strategies and resources, build up-to-date rental contracts, figure out the legal side of things, and minimize your income and property tax bills  Make sure you’re renting to responsible people, and deal with the occasional problem tenant without major drama  Maximize your cash flow by keeping your rents at market prices, efficiently handling maintenance, and ensuring your property has great curb appeal with the features and benefits sought by today’s tenants  Become a top-notch property manager with this one-and-done reference, plus online bonus materials.   

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Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies

Published 04-03-2017

Make your fortune in the real estate business With home prices jumping nationwide, the real estate market is clearly starting to show stabilization. In the latest edition of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies, expert author Dirk Zeller shows you how to become a top-performing agent. Whether it's lead generation via blogging or social media channels, you'll discover key ways to communicate and prospect in a new online world. Inside, you'll find the latest coverage on being successful selling high-value homes, how to sell short sales to buyers without scaring them off, dealing with residential and commercial real estate, how to use third parties to drive leads and create exposure like Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, and much more. Features tips and tricks for working with buyers Includes must-haves for successful real estate agents Offers tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for finding more projects Gives you the skills to close more deals Whether you're looking to rev up your real estate business, deciding whether to specialize in commercial or residential real estate, or just interested in fine-tuning your skills, Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies has you covered.

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Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies

Published 04-29-2013

Negotiate commercial leases and renewals like a pro Renting space for businesses and navigating a commercial lease can be a daunting task for those without expertise, as errors or oversights can cost thousands of dollars. Thankfully, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies takes the mystery out of the commercial leasing process and offers expert tips and advice to help small business owners successfully negotiate their leases???without losing their cool, or their cash. From one of the industry's most respected and experienced consultants, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies provides tenants with tips and advice on finding the best location and amenities for a business; understanding space needs and maximizing lease space; ensuring fair operating costs and keeping rent fees at a manageable level; minimizing the deposit requirement; mastering and executing negotiation strategies and tactics; and much more. Discover the rights and responsibilities associated with commercial leases Find out how much negotiability and flexibility you can expect in commercial leases and renewals Get to know which laws protect you and your business Negotiating Commercial Leases For Dummies is essential reading for the more than 10 million business owners, entrepreneurs, retailers, restaurants, doctors, and franchise tenants who lease commercial, office, and retail space across North America.

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Home Staging For Dummies

Published 05-05-2008

Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? Home Staging For Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-after photos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house. You’ll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it to them, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value to your home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that will have buyers craving to see more! Discover how to: See your home as prospective buyers will see it Know what needs doing and what doesn’t Master the three-step home staging process Add real value to your home without breaking the bank Decide whether to DIY or call in the pros Create curb appeal Make a great first impression with a beautiful entryway Spruce up your kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining rooms Turn your bedrooms into a buyer’s dream Whip your mechanicals into top shape Avoid staging nightmares Get top dollar for your home — all you need is a little help from Home Staging For Dummies!

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