LANDLORD PROFILE INTERVIEW:
Any Unique 'Local' Landlord Requirements?
Must use a "plain language" lease.
Number of Rentals?
Years of Landlording Experience?
Finding good human resources and/or reliable contractors.
Your Biggest Mistake?
Not "improving" my credit before getting started.
New Landlord Advice?
Screen your tenant, screen your tenants, screen your tenants...
Favorite Type of Resident?
Single mail above 40 years old.
Best Way to Find/Attract Residents?
Flyers posted in local churches.
Favorite Application Question?
Why are you moving?
One Way to Keep Good Residents?
Monthly newsletter along with contests and recognition of holidays, birthdays of tenants.
Favorite Rental Clause?
After 3 late payments within 1 year, your rent will be increased $25.
Money Making Cash Flow Tip?
Offering "Payday" rent payment plans.
Money Saving Maintenance Tip?
Seperate all utilities and make tenants responsible for all minor repairs.
How Do You Encourage On-Time Rents?
$25 or $50 rent discount for paying on time and taking responsibility of minor repairs.
How Have You Collected Past Due Rent?
Pay rent or quit letter and filing eviction.
Trick A Tenant Played On You?
Calling Fair Housing and after I inspected the place, doing damage and calling L&I to get it documented.
Favorite Real Estate Book?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
What's Rewarding About Being A Landlord?
Watching my income and net worth increase, making my own hours and providing affordable housing for good people.
How Has MRLANDLORD.COM helped you?
The Q&A Forum is excellent and I've gotten a couple of workshops and books off of the Catalog Section of site. And I found out about (and attended) the Landlord Cruise after learning about it from this website. Just about all the ideas, I've implemented in landlording are due to this site.