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MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording


March 21st, 2020.


8:30 AM to 2:30 PM




Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley


Jillian Campayno



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 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, March 21st, 2020 Agenda
-8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
-8:50 - Rental markets
Urban, suburban, rural
Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
-9:05 - Property selection
Lead paint (Legal highlight)
Bones vs surfaces
Repairs and renovations
Durable vs beautiful
What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
-9:20 - 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
-10:05 - Break
-10:15 - Applications and screening
Criminal, credit, eviction
Discrimination (legal highlight)
Tenant Screening Workshop
-11:20 - Rental Forms
Lease vs Tenancy at Will
Eviction notices
-11:55 - Legal Matters start
Late fees
Security deposits
Eviction process
Water and electrical submetering
Housing Court vs District Court
Warranty of habitability
Rent control
-12:10 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
-12:55 - Legal Matters finish
-1:30 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
Keeping the rent roll and expenses
Filing taxes
To manage or not to mange
Tenants as customers
Notifying tenants
Monitoring contractors
Lease violations and conflict resolution
Record keeping
-2:10 - Overview of books and resources for further education
-2:15 - Review of unanswered questions
-2:30 - End

Please note that end time may vary based on questions.

Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley
221 Industry Ave
Springfield, MA 01104

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
Assorted gourmet sandwiches
Garden salad
Fruit salad
Assorted pastries
Soda, juice, water

*Please email hello@masslandlords.net 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.

Tickets at: MassLandlords.net/events