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Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties

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Have you ever wanted to be a landlord? This multi-faceted career can be challenging and rewarding both personally and financially. Our course provides a broad yet detailed examination of the many areas that a property manager must blend together to be successful. Lesson 1 asks the question: are you ready to be a landlord? It focuses on the disciplines involved in property management and discusses planning and goal setting. In Lesson 2, you'll discover the benefits of commercial and residential properties, and what types of tenants will be renting from you. We explain what to do before purchasing a property and how to make an offer in Lesson 3.

Ownership rights and responsibilities are discussed in Lesson 4, including laws and regulations you must abide by. Lesson 5 examines the financial factors to consider and how to set rental prices. You'll learn how to choose the best tenants and how to attract them to your property in Lesson 6. Dealing with tenants (and how to avoid bad ones) makes up Lesson 7.

Lesson 8 covers handling tenant issues and explains the eviction process. We focus on the lease in Lesson 9 by explaining how to create a lease and the lease dispute resolution options are available to you. Lesson 10 will help you understand the five types of property maintenance and describes common trouble spots. In Lesson 11 we discuss financing options for purchasing your property. The course concludes with Lesson 12, which explains how to sell your property.
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  • Lesson 1. A Career in Income Property Management

    This lesson introduces you to property ownership and management. We cover the basics of property ownership requirements and discuss setting personal and financial goals
  • Lesson 2. Property Types

    This lesson covers the two primary real estate classifications: commercial property and residential property. We examine retail, industrial, and office buildings, and discuss what to look for in a commercial property. Then we cover residential investments
  • Lesson 3. Buying Your Property

    This lesson covers the steps involved in purchasing an income property. We will start with analyzing a property, then discuss financing options, and continue with the strategy of making an offer. We end with an examination of the basics of a purchase and
  • Lesson 4. Rights and Responsibilities

    This lesson covers the obligations that are involved in landlord and tenant relationships. We begin with the responsibilities you have as a property manager, including your duty to maintain the property. Next, we provide an overview of income property.
  • Lesson 5. Financial Considerations

    This lesson covers the financial aspects of managing properties. Starting with elements of a budget, we proceed to a discussion about setting your rental prices. We conclude with the tax implications of property ownership.
  • Lesson 6. Tenants

    This lesson covers how to attract and retain quality tenants. We start with a discussion on how to reach the best possible prospects. Then we will examine how to choose the tenants you want. The lesson concludes by offering ways to keep good tenants.
  • Lesson 7. Dealing with Tenants

    This lesson covers a property manager's greatest challenge, the tenants. We will discuss things that can go wrong, how to avoid bad tenants, and an effective approach to handling situations involving tenants.
  • Lesson 8. Tenant Issues

    This lesson covers the management of issues involving tenant behavior. We will discuss how to manage tenant behavior, five common problems involving tenants, and the eviction process.
  • Lesson 9. Creating a Lease

    This lesson covers the essential tool for property managers, the lease agreement. We will explain the importance of a lease then cover essential terms within a lease. The lesson concludes with a brief discussion on how to resolve disputes regarding the le
  • Lesson 10. Property Maintenance

    This lesson covers maintenance issues involved in property management. We discuss the types of maintenance required and examine common areas that may need maintenance.
  • Lesson 11. Financing

    This lesson covers the elements of financing an income property purchase. We start with fundamental concepts and what lenders look for. Next, loan types are discussed. The lesson finishes with some creative ways to finance a purchase.
  • Lesson 12. Selling Your Property

    This lesson covers the process of selling an income property. We explore whether a real estate broker is necessary then discuss the selling approach. The lesson finishes with an examination of what buyers look for.

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Course Title: Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties
Course Number: 7550158
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $95.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize career opportunities in income property management.
  • Define property types.
  • Summarize buying your property.
  • Describe rights and responsibilities.
  • Summarize financial considerations.
  • Define tenants and what to look for in a tenant.
  • Describe dealing with tenants.
  • Summarize common tenant issues and how to resolve them.
  • Create a lease.
  • Describe property maintenance responsibilities.
  • Determine when to sell the property, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 1 ExamExam8
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment2
Lesson 2 ExamExam8
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 3 ExamExam10
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 4 ExamExam9
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 5 ExamExam9
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 6 ExamExam8
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 8 ExamExam9
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 9 ExamExam10
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 10 ExamExam8
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 11 ExamExam10
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 12 ExamExam8
The Final ExamExam48
Total Points:217

Student Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed the videos. I would read the material myself the first time, then I would play the video the second time through." -- Gary D.
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  • "I am very interested in real estate, and the information in lessons 1-12 were all very helpful. When you are learning something new it's all important. Thank You Very Much." -- Emmitt M.
  • "This course is great for people who are looking forward to become property managers. I have learned a lot and the instructor's feedback on my assignments also helped me to understand better as well." -- Dora P.
  • "I think the whole course was helpful. It covered a wide range of topics. I really liked the way it was presented. Very clear. " -- Aldarico D.
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