As with anything, the more educated that you are on a subject, the better off you are in terms of being able to make the best decisions possible. This statement is extremely true when it comes to making financial investment decisions, real estate included. As a landlord, you have invested a great amount of money into your properties and want to see your investment succeed, and for all parties involved to be happy. One of the best ways to educate yourself in all aspects of investment property ownership and becoming a landlord is to join real estate associations that were developed to help property owners and landlords specifically. Below is a list of seven we think every landlord should know about.
The National Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) is a non-profit real estate association that is a franchise composed of a number of real estate investor groups across the country. The association currently represents the interests of approximately 40,000 investors from all over America, including members of Property Associations, Landlord Associations, Investor Associations, and Apartment Association. The National REIA is dedicated to providing its members with great resources, information, and deals, including access to Home Depot’s Pro Xtra Loyalty Program, which provides members with a 2% rebate on purchases, and discounts on additional items. Their altruistic approach to helping landlords made them an obvious choice when OneRent was looking for partnership opportunities that would benefit our owners.
The Landlord Association is a popular real estate association that has become known for the detailed information, resources, and connections that it provides its members. The association has stated that their main goal is:
“Our goal is to provide you with the information, knowledge, and resources one needs to succeed, such as news, tips, tricks, great advice, and top-of-the-line services.” – www.landlordassociation.org
The National Association of Independent Landlords provides members with information regarding how to find the best, and most reliable tenants possible. The website provides members with links to connect them with some of the most reputable tenants in their area. Additionally, The National Association of Independent Landlords also offers members information regarding their rights and responsibilities as landlords, as well as links to additional resources.
The California Association of Realtors is an excellent association that aims to provide members with a plethora of information regarding their rights and responsibilities, local as well as the national real estate market data, information regarding qualification courses that they might be interested in taking, and much, much more. Unlike a lot of other associations, members of The California Association of Realtors provides its members with an extensive information and resources surrounding government affairs, legal information, and national real estate news.
The California Apartment Association (CAA) is another popular association that provides landlords, specifically of apartments, with information regarding their rights and responsibilities, resources, and networking opportunities. Additionally, The California Apartment Association also provides members benefits such as discounted tenant screening, rental forms, property management education, a landlord helpline, and The California Apartment Association Newsletter.
The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association is an annual program that offers different membership levels depending on position and education. These memberships include downloadable content and information, details regarding upcoming conferences, real estate market information, and educational opportunities.
The American Apartment Owners Association is an association designed to provide members information regarding finding the best tenants possible, resources for finding the best property management team possible, as well as additional legal information. The American Apartment Owners Association also offers members discounts and cash back opportunities at locations such as Home Depot, Sprint, FedEx, Office Depot, and Waste Focus.