"First-time landlords, this is the only book you'll ever need - a real pro simplifies every step of the process" -- Dick Barnes, Editor, Inman News Features and former Real Estate Editor for the Los Angeles Times, April 2001
"Griswold is the guru of smart property management. You won't find a better written, more practical book on the subject." -- Ken Harney, nationally syndicated real estate columnist, The Washington Post Writers Group, April 2001
"Not just theory great advice in plain English for all rental property owners and managers." -- Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, father of Supply-side economics and the Laffer curve, Laffer Associates, San Diego, April 2001
"This is an outstanding reference guide authored by an experienced and outstanding property management professional". -- Dr. Rocky Tarantello, USC Real Estate Professor Emeritus and President of Tarantello & Associates of Newport Beach, CA, April 2001
This all-inclusive book should be required reading. On my one to 10 scale, this outstanding book rates a solid 10. -- Bob Bruss, nationally syndicated real estate and book reviewer, June 2, 2001
From the Publisher
(John Wiley & Sons) A easy-to-read, friendly guide to property management, for those with no experience whatsoever. Shows how to takeover rental properties, prepare the rental property for prospective tenants, advertise the property, thoroughly and legally screen tenants, moving in and moving out tenants, collecting and increasing the rent, tenant relations and retention, proper maintenance procedures including outside vendors, safety and security issues, fair housing issues, legal issues, accurate record keeping, taxes, and insurance, and other practical matters. Includes sample leases, rental agreements and many other excellent forms and letters for day-to-day use. Also, lots of great cartoons by Rich Tennant. Softcover.