Detail of Topics Day 3: Investing in Real Estate Lecture Series 2011

Day 3
May 14, 2011 (Saturday)

The common mounting problem of property lessors, who are sometimes forced to sell their properties because of mounting and numerous problems are, among others, high vacancy, defaulting and problematic tenants, increasing cost of repair and maintenance, increasing property taxes and harsh zoning ordinances and others.
While these situations provide good business opportunities to other real estate investors who have management skills and know-how to overcome such problems, present owners should also aim to gain more skills and knowledge to avoid such unwarranted liquidation of their properties.

The seminar will cover the following topics: reasons for property management; the property management functions, objectives, organization and designations; important and must-include provisions in the lease contract; advertising; correct tenant selection; how to retain good tenants; how to solve common problems with tenants; rent escalation clauses; collection techniques; property maintenance; how to avoid unnecessary repair expenses; insurance; budgeting and recording; hiring professional property managers; management contracts; and other related subjects.