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Here are some landlord resources that we have found helpful or heard great things from other landlords and clients. Feel free to share any other great tools that you think other landlords would benefit from.
|Rental Rates||Background Checks||Lock Systems|
|Book-keeping||Asset Protection||Management Software|
|Insurance for Your Tenants||Real Estate Education||AirBNB / Short Term Rental|
AffordableHousing.com – This site shows various rates based on county, city, and limited radius.
RentPrep offers two great options to screen your tenants. They have a RentPrep background check, which you can customize based on your needs and screening criteria. They also have the SmartMove report, which is a thorough resource, but doesn’t have as many customizable options. Learn More >>>
Landlord Locks offers quick-change, master-keyed lock systems. Avoid the hassle of a pile of keys and save time when turning over a unit with Landlord Locks. Learn More >>>
Keeping your books straight and finances together is an important aspect for any rental business. Here are some bookkeeping programs that may help you. However, many management systems have accounting and bookkeeping included.
QuickBooks is a great bookkeeping tool, not only for landlords, but for any business. We use QuickBooks desktop version for our rental business. It took a little setup, but has worked great since. Learn More – Online Version | Desktop Version
REI Hub is an online bookkeeping program designed specifically for landlords. It is very easy to add properties and update lease info. You can also see your cashflow, portfolio value, and monthly expenses in a quick glance. In addition to bookkeeping, you can store receipts when needed. Learn More >>>
Asset Protection – Land Trusts
Common Wealth Trust Services is a corporate trustee company founded by August Byllott in 2014. Common Wealth Trust Services serves over 150 clients with more than 350 active trusts. Learn More >>>
Land Trust Service Corporation is a corporate trustee company founded by Mark Warda. Mark has been highly involved with Florida land trust laws and education. He has written Land Trusts in Florida plus Land Trusts for Privacy & Profit. He has also taught many courses regarding land trust use & benefits. Land Trust Service Corp can set up your land trust and serve as the trustee. They also can set up an LLC for you as well. Learn More >>>
Property management software can help simplify your business by keeping everything you need in one place. There are a lot of different systems on the market, but these are two of the best we’ve found for small to medium size portfolios. When reviewing systems, make sure to know the fees, number of units, features, etc as they can vary. Here are some of the key features these systems offer:
- Create online listings
- Screen tenants
- Send and save leases
- Manage maintenance requests
- Collect rent payments
RentRedi is a property management software with mobile app that allows you to do all of the above. They’ve partnered with Realtor.com, Doorsteps, TransUnion, and more to create a great experience for both landlords and tenants. Learn More >>>
Rentec Direct is property management software that also has a mobile app. It also includes the features above and easily expands as your portfolio grows. Learn More >>>
Insurance for Your Tenants
Not only can we help with your landlord insurance, but Think Safe Insurance can also help your tenants with their renter’s insurance. It offers 3 main coverages: Liability, Personal Property, and Loss of Use. These are important for your tenants, but many don’t know who to contact and how affordable it really is. If you require your tenants to have insurance or if they ask, we hope you can recommend us. We are happy to help.
Canine Liability / Dog Liability
If your tenants have a dog, make sure that they have the proper dog liability insurance. Not all renter’s policies cover dogs, and those that do often have lower limits. We have a specific dog liability insurance policy that can cover almost any dog – even those on the restricted breed list or with a bite history.
Real Estate Investing Education
Cashflow Depot is a library of resources run by Jackie Lange. It includes many trainings from real estate experts like Jack Miller, Lonnie Scruggs, Peter Fortunato, Dyches Boddiford, David Tilney, and more. Learn More >>>
Jack Shea is a real estate investor that specializes in Lease Options, land trusts, and 1031 exchanges. Jack has many resources and courses available on his site. Learn More >>>
Mike Butler Education Mike Butler is the author of Landlording on Autopilot. This is a great book if you are trying to systematize your rental business and keep it from controlling your life. Mike Butler has books, at-home trainings, and live events to help expand but simplify your rental business. Learn More >>>
Creating Wealth USA is a training and coaching program by Augie Byllott for real estate investors. Augie is based here in Florida, and speaks at many REIA meetings. Creating Wealth USA offers in-person events as well as online training courses. Learn More >>>
Bigger Pockets Podcast is a great tool for investors of all stages. Whether you are a wholesaler, buy and hold, rehabber, or any other area of real estate, there is something for you. Guests talk about their path to investing, some of their deals, lessons learned, favorite books, and more. Learn More >>>
AirDNA – Are you thinking about buying a property for short term rental, or converting a property to an AirBNB? If you want to analyze the property’s potential, AirDNA is the tool that you need. This will help you with market research and dynamic pricing for your property. Learn More >>>
Party Squasher counts the number of mobile devices to prevent unwanted parties or over occupancy at your AirBNB or short term rentals. Trusted by many of your short term rental booking sites. Use code THINKSAFE25 to save $25. Learn More >>>
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