Prepare to be a Landlord

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If you have not already done so, determine who you will use to run credit and background checks on your Tenants and Tenant-Buyers.

Mark this task as done when you determine who you'll use.

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Take some time to research the landlord-tenant laws for your city, county, and your state.

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Make sure you feel comfortable with the cash reserves you have for your rental property.

Most CPAs will recommend you have between 6 months and 12 months of your mortgage payment, taxes, insurance and maintenance reserves for your property.

If you do not have this amount saved for your property, make it a goal to work on building up your account to have that for each rental property you have.

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Find your local landlord group and attend meetings to stay abreast of the rental market and network with other landlords.

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Write out your own process for screening and approving tenants.

Plan ahead by considering all possible what-if scenarios you can think of and what you'd do in each situation before it happens. Write this out.

Mark this task complete when you have your process written out.

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If you're offering the property to a Tenant-Buyer on a Lease Option, write out your own process for screening and approving Tenant-Buyers.

Plan ahead by considering all possible what-if scenarios you can think of and what you'd do in each situation before it happens. Write this out.

Mark this task complete when you have your process written out.

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Get or create your own "Rental Application" to be used when tenants and/or tenant-buyers apply to rent your properties.

Use the Nomad "Rental Application" as a starting point:

https://LearnToBeRich.com/rental-application/

Mark this task complete when you have your own "Rental Application".

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Get or create a "Reservation Deposit Agreement" form that you'll use with your Tenant or Tenant-Buyers when they reserve your rental property.

Ask your Contract and Paperwork Attorney or your Real Estate Broker.

Mark this task complete once you have a "Reservation Deposit Agreement" form.

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Tenant Screening" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/tenant-screening/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Mock Tenant Screening" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/mock-tenant-screening/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

ClassesLeaseLease OptionPrepare to be a LandlordProperty ManagementSolving Tenant ChallengesTenant BuyersTenant ScreeningTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 42

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Get or create your own written "Tenant Evaluation Criteria" to be in compliance with Fair Housing Laws.

This is the written standards and approval process for whether a Tenant or Tenant-Buyer qualifies to rent your property.

Remember that you are about to loan someone an asset that is probably worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (the value of your property), so you should screen Tenants and Tenant-Buyers thinking that you're loaning them something that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to you. Personally, I'd even tell them that to set the right tone.

Mark this task complete when you have written "Tenant Evaluation Criteria".

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Read through your "Tenant Evaluation Criteria" and highlight sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Tenant Evaluation Criteria" and documented your questions.

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Get or create your own "Move-In Inspection Report" and "Move-Out Inspection Report" that you can use with your Tenant or Tenant-Buyer.

You can usually get this either from your Real Estate Broker or your Contract and Paperwork Attorney.

Mark this task complete when you have a "Move-In Inspection Report" and "Move-Out Inspection Report".

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "The $5,000 Lease Demystified" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/5k-lease-demystified/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

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Download a copy of the "Lease" you intend to use (either from your Attorney or from your Real Estate Broker) or create your own with the help of your Attorney.

Mark this task complete once you have a copy of the "Lease".

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If you're using my "Lease", read the "Annotated Lease" to see examples of the "Lease" filled in and see how we explain it to Tenants and Tenant-Buyers.

https://LearnToBeRich.com/lease/

Mark this complete once you've read through the "Annotated Lease".

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Read through your "Lease" and highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down the questions you have.

Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Lease".

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Practice filling in a complete sample "Lease" before meeting with your Tenant or Tenant-Buyer to show a property and complete a "Lease".

Mark this task complete once you've practiced filling in a complete "Lease" and asking your Contract and Paperwork Attorney any questions if they come up while doing it.

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "The Lease Option – The Lease Part II" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/the-lease-option-the-lease-part-ii/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

ClassesLease OptionPrepare to be a LandlordProperty ManagementSolving Tenant ChallengesTenant BuyersTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 46

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Have your Contract and Paperwork Attorney prepare your "Lease-Option" documents for your Tenant-Buyer or create them with your Attorney's help.

Mark this task complete once your Contract and Paperwork Attorney has prepared your "Lease-Option" documents.

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Read through your "Lease-Option" paperwork. Highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

Mark this task complete once you've read through your "Lease-Option" paperwork. You'll be scheduling time to meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney to have your questions answered in another task.

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Meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney to go over the highlighted sections of your "Lease-Option" documents. Ask your Attorney your questions about the paperwork.

Mark this task as complete once you understand and feel comfortable with your "Lease-Option" documents.

ASAPLeaseLease OptionPaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 58

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Write out what questions you're going to ask when Tenants or Tenant-Buyers are calling in on your marketing.

Mark this task complete when you've got a written script of questions.

Prepare to be a LandlordScriptsTenant BuyersTenant ScreeningTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 54

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Practice your script for incoming calls from Tenants and/or Tenant-Buyers.

"Professionals practice off the field." The time to learn your script is not when you have a fully qualified, Tenant-Buyer with a large down payment on the phone.

Mark this task complete once you've run through your script enough times so that you feel comfortable with it.

Prepare to be a LandlordScriptsTenant BuyersTenant ScreeningTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 55

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Determine and write out the criteria that you'll use to evaluate a Tenant-Buyer.

Mark this task as complete when you have written evaluation criteria to be in compliance with Fair Housing Laws.

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Determine what Rent you'll charge for the property or, if you're offering a Lease-Option, what Lease-Option Rent you'll charge for the property.

This is often done by researching what Fair Market Rent is.

Some Real Estate Brokers may subscribe to a service that allows them to pull rental comparables to help to determine rent.

Mark this task complete when you have determined your Rent.

Analyzing DealsASAPLeaseLease OptionNet Operating IncomePrepare to be a LandlordRentUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 55

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If you're offering the Tenant-Buyer a Lease-Option, determine what is your minimum acceptable Option Fee.

Mark this task complete when you have your minimum Option Fee for your Lease-Option or if you're not doing a Lease-Option at all.

Analyzing DealsASAPLease OptionPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 55

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If you're offering the Tenant-Buyer a Lease-Option, determine what price the Tenant-Buyer can purchase the property from you in year 1 and year 2.

Mark this task complete when you have prices for year 1 and year 2 for your Lease-Option or if you're not doing a Lease-Option at all.

Analyzing DealsASAPLease OptionPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 55

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Marketing for Tenants" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/marketing-for-tenants/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

ClassesLeaseLease OptionPrepare to be a LandlordProperty ManagementTenant BuyersTenant ScreeningTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 40Week 55

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Property Management Mastery" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/property-management-mastery/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

ClassesPrepare to be a LandlordProperty ManagementSolving Tenant ChallengesTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 45

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Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Solving Tenant Challenges" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/solving-tenant-challenges/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

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If you have not done so recently, review the recording of the live presentation of "Property Management Mastery" available on:

https://learntoberich.com/property-management-mastery/

Mark this task as complete once you've watched it.

Prepare to be a LandlordProperty ManagementSolving Tenant ChallengesTenant Move-InTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 45

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Replace fire extinguishers to prepare for the next Tenant/Tenant-Buyer.

They have limited lifespans and it is probably cheaper to just buy new ones than to have them serviced.

Mark this task as complete when done.

Prepare to be a LandlordProperty ManagementSolving Tenant ChallengesTenant Move-InTenant Turn-over PreparationTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 45

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