REAL ESTATE AUTHORS / ADVISORS
There is a TON of information and helpful tips provided daily in our popular Q&A forum. It should be understood however that these are simply suggestions and all individuals contributing are volunteering information from their wealth of experience. Therefore, since there is no accountability for responses given, and landlord laws vary from state to state and because some contributors have less landlording experience than others, be cautious as you read any single suggestion. We suggest that you read MANY responses to get various or confirming answers and seek professional assistance when needed. Also, it is always good to note the state a visitor is from when reading their tip.
REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR Q & A FORUM
In addition, over the last couple of years many mrlandlord.com visitors have noted that there are some regular Q & A contributors that have a track record of giving helpful information. However, If you are new to our Q & A, as you look over all the tips, you would not know which tips are from our regular contributors. So, we have listed some of those contributors on the "Newbie Tips" page of our Q&A Forum. The regular contributors will be the first to tell you that they personally gain tremendously from the information shared on our Q & A, we thank all of you for your informative contributions and tips from your experiences.
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Author of the all-time best selling book Landlording will be joining us for this year's convention! Leigh will share at the Convention from his experiences and insight from over 30 years of hands-on landlording that includes management of several types of rentals, from single family homes, apartments, mobile homes, motels to self storage facilities. Click here to see a special offer on the 9th edition of Leigh Robinson's book.
LANDLORDING ADVISOR, LEIGH ROBINSON
You are probably giving away thousands of dollars every year to Uncle Sam that you don't have to. Learn from our Resident TAX Advisor, Albert Aiello, C.P.A. who can show rental property owners how to save thousands every year and how not to pay any taxes when you sell a property. In addition, Al shares effective strategies for wealth protection, including how to best utilize LLCs. Click here to read Al's warnings about LLCs.
TAX ADVISOR and AUTHOR ALBERT AIELLO, C.P.A.
Bill serves as our Wealth Protection Advisor. Are you a target for a lawsuit? Do you own properties in your own name? You need to learn from nationally recognized author and attorney William Bronchick, who shares the secrets of how to shield yourself from tenant lawsuits, save thousands in taxes and become legally "judgment-proof." Click here to learn more about Attorney Bill Bronchick.
WEALTH PROTECTION ADVISOR, ATTORNEY and AUTHOR BILL BRONCHICK
Randy Huges, co-author of the book Privacy Asset Protection with his brother Jim, decided to break the cycle of poverty in their family genes. Education came first. Both brothers began buying single family homes for rental while in college. After college, the brothers tried many different types of businesses, but always came back to the Single Family Home as the IDEAL investment. Since purchasing their first rental house in 1969, the Hughes Brothers haven't looked back! Today, Jim and Randy have purchased over 200 houses. They have lived the life of having nothing and will not let that happen again. Their primary goal now is to teach others how to break the cycle of financial mediocrity. You can check out one their books, currently number 6 on MrLandlord.com's Top Ten Bestsellers list, here.
PRIVACY ASSET PROTECTION ADVISOR, RANDY HUGHES
Drew DeMasters is a landlord, award-winning marketing strategist, and author of the new book Landlord Marketing Secrets. In the rental business for over 15 years, he's faced the same challenges other landlords experience. And as a marketer, he's generated more than $10 million in profits for an array of businesses. Winner of a 2009 Echo Award from the Direct Marketing Association, he holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Missouri--Kansas City. In Landlord Marketing Secrets, DeMasters reveals how to apply powerful and proven marketing strategies to the rental property business. These secrets include new and innovative ways for landlords to engage with their tenants and keep them longer. Check out Landlord Marketing Secrets here.
VACANCY MARKETING ADVISOR, DREW DEMASTERS
Jay P. DeCima, known to many as "Fixer Jay" is a seasoned real estate investor with more than 40 years of hands-on experience. Jay's specialty -- FIXING UP RUNDOWN HOUSES AND ADDING VALUE. Jay has been a featured guest instructor at our Landlord Convention and on our Annual MrLandlord.com Getaway Cruise Conference. Next January 2010, we're headed to the CARIBBEAN! Click here to send an email for more details on either of our major events. Simply type CONVENTION or CRUISE in the subject line. Jay is a popular instructor and has tons of wealthbuilding and landlording info that he has written. click here to To learn more about Jay and books he has written. You can also check out Jay's website.
FIX-UP ADVISOR and AUTHOR JAY DECIMA
Bryan Wittenmyer is an old hand in the real estate business. He started investing in the real estate since 1984. He belongs to a family of self-employed individuals. He invested minimum capital in his initial ventures. He advocates use of brain over money to build up your real estate empire. He educates himself through various newsletters, journals, books and listening to numerous audiotape lectures. He is a creative real estate investor. He doe not consider himself as a property owner. Instead, he is busy purchasing, selling, renting, and leasing property. Bryan Wittenmyer has also been on the board of directors of Real Estate Investment Association of Berk's County for over three years. His practical experience spreads over a wide range from automobile debt instruments to managing different income stream businesses to appliance paper. He is now General Manager of Sanatoga Corporation, a family heirloom of retail appliance business. This business house also conducts training and control centers for newcomers.
MAINTENANCE AND REHAB ADVISOR, BRYAN WITTENMYER
Bryan Wittenmyer has authored many books on the real estate investing and developing and managing cash flow streams. They rank among the best books on real estate investments.
If you want to know how to select or work with a professional property manager, then Wallace offers excellent advice. Click here to see what she considers the most important questions to ask when interviewing a property manager. Wallace is a knowledgeable contributor to our National Landlord Bulletin Board, where rental owners can ask questions regarding rental challenges they are facing. Wallace Gibson is the owner of Landlord Tenant Services in Charlottesville, VA. She has over 30 years of residential property management experience. She holds the professional designations of Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Professional Property Manager (PPM). She is also a strong believer in using the internet to help with management.
PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT ADVISOR
WALLACE S. GIBSON
Robert Friedman is a partner in the law firm of Friedman & Ranzenhofer, P.C., which maintains offices in Buffalo, Williamsville, West Seneca, Batavia and Akron, New York. Mr. Friedman is also Clarence Town Attorney and Prosecutor, Akron Village Prosecutor and former Supreme Court hearing officer for Small Claims Assessment Review. His professional memberships include the American Bar Association (Real Property/Probate/Trust, Government and Public Sector Lawyers and General Practice Sections), Erie County Bar Association (Real Estate, Surrogate's Court and Municipal Law Committees) and New York State Bar Association (Real Property, Elder Law, General Practice and Municipal Sections). He is the author of HOW TO SURVIVE LEGALLY AS A LANDLORD, one of the recommended featured legal guidebooks on our website.
LANDLORD-TENANT LAW ADVISOR, ATTORNEY and AUTHOR ROBERT FRIEDMAN
Robert is an attorney, M.B.A., Realtor, financial consultant, author and full-time real estate entrepreneur who currently hold over 140 properties. He is actively buying, fixing up, selling, flipping, renting, and managing properties; having bought and sold over 450 properties in the last five years! Robert also consults banks, other attorneys, CPAs and non-profit groups regarding their real estate investments. He was one of our most popular speakers on our most recent Landlord Cruise. He is also a featured speaker for the upcoming MrLandlord.com Convention. Robert is also the author of Secrets Of A Millionaire Real Estate Investor, one of the most popular wealthbuilding books on our website.
REAL ESTATE INVESTING ADVISOR, ATTORNEY and AUTHOR ROBERT SHEMIN
Alan's goal is to help you reduce your maintenance expenses by exposing some of the tactics salespersons utilize to get landlords to spend more money than they need to. Alan also teaches rental owners what they need to know and understand so they can make sure they are getting the best deals when buying supplies, especially flooring materials. Mr Fletcher is 25-year third generation veteran of the flooring business and he knows over 100 ways you can cut your costs when buying all types of flooring. He reveals those "insider" secrets in his bestselling book, Landlord Floors. If you are interested in learning how to reduce your carpet and vinyl expenses in half, click here to go to "Supplies" section of this website.
CONSUMER RIGHTS ADVISOR AND AUTHOR ALAN FLETCHER
Personal note from the senior editor: The #1 advisor to the editor of MRLANDLORD.COM is indeed, God. Many of you have shared how much you benefit from this website. I appreciate your comments, but I must be sure to direct the real credit to God for any good works developed on this website that has added to your success (all of which He has made possible). The goal of this website is to provide all the keys to your landlording success. With that in mind, I believe to achieve true, worthwhile and lasting success, you need the direction and wisdom of God, a source greater than yourself. Therefore, I would encourage those of you who seek advice, wisdom and direction in your rental business, to acknowledge God in all your ways and He promises to direct your paths. And if you lack wisdom to ask of Him and He promises to provide you wisdom. God loves you and may God help you to make the most of the assets He has given you. We welcome your feedback, comments and/or testimonials on this or any of the above advisors. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULTIMATE ADVISOR, GOD