To her long line of real estate book offerings, Janet Portman has added her latest – ‘Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants’. After having graduated from Stanford University and Santa Clara University, Portman went on to assume the role of a public defender before specializing in landlord and tenant law in the commercial and residential scenarios. Portman’s other titles include Every Landlord’s Legal Guide, Every Tenant’s Legal Guide, The California Landlord’s Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities and many others. Here’s a look at what ‘Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants’ offers its readers.
A thorough tutorial
Divided into 16 chapters, Portman handholds you and guides you through the entire process of choosing your tenants – step by step. She covers all major steps including those of laws, effective marketing, showcasing your rental and also several detailed chapters on the screening process. Portman also ends the book on how to reject tenants that are not suitable for you rental.
The book is best suited to, both, new landlords who are just starting out in the big bad world of real estate and even to those landlords who are looking to rent out several of their properties. It provides a comprehensive outline for the entire process and ensures that you cover all bases.
An easy read
Portman uses her vast experience as a writer and a lawyer, simplifies it and presents it to her readers. The book is replete with examples, tabulated formats, graphs and highlights that make reading this book a breeze. The book also comes with a CD with forms and checklists and short voice tutorials that demonstrate how to conduct tenant interviews.
For landlords, especially those who are starting out, Portman’s book is a must. It is a useful read that will ensure you meet success in the world of real estate.