Springfield Sep 22: Crash Course in Landlording

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09/22/2018 8:30 AM - 09/22/2018 1:40 PM
Address: 221 Industry Ave, Springfield, MA 01104, USA

Canceled - Attendance.

Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.

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This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:

  • Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord, and the Legislative Affairs Counsel, an attorney.
  • A comprehensive agenda, see below.
  • Your choice of two books:
    • Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by NOLO,
    • The Good Landlord by Peter Shapiro,
    • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, and/or
    • The Housing Manual by H. John Fisher.
  • A bound summary of all material presented.
  • Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea.
  • Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied, please notify us when you purchase a ticket.
  • A MassLandlords ballpoint pen.
  • A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership.
  • A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.

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crash course instructor attorney peter vickery
Instructor Attorney Peter Vickery
crash course instructor douglas quattrochi
Instructor Douglas Quattrochi

Featured Testimonial

"I simply wanted to reach out and express just how happy I am to have attended the landlording crash course. The presentation and delivery of the information was flawless and I certainly have walked away with a greater understanding of the intricacies that govern being an above average landlord/manager." - Michael Murray

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018


  • 8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
  • 8:45 - Rental markets
    • Urban, suburban, rural
    • Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
  • 8:55 - Property selection
    • Lead paint (Legal highlight)
    • Utilities
    • Bones vs surfaces
    • Amenities
    • Repairs and renovations
    • Durable vs beautiful
    • What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
  • 9:05 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
    • Marketing rentals
    • Sales process
    • Staying organized
    • Branding a small business
    • Getting more or fewer calls
    • Tips and tricks
  • 9:45 - Break
  • 9:55 - Applications and screening
    • Criminal, credit, eviction
    • Discrimination (legal highlight)
    • Tenant Screening Workshop
  • 10:50 - Rental Forms
    • Lease vs Tenancy at Will
    • iCORI
    • Eviction notices
  • 11:10 - Legal Matters
    • Late fees
    • Security deposits
    • Eviction process
    • Move-and-store
    • Water and electrical submetering
    • Housing Court vs District Court
    • Warranty of habitability
    • Inspections
    • Subsidies
    • Rent control
  • 12:10 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
  • 12:40 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
    • Keeping the rent roll and expenses
    • Filing taxes
    • To manage or not to mange
    • Tenants as customers
    • Notifying tenants
    • Extermination
    • Monitoring contractors
    • Lease violations and conflict resolution
    • Record keeping
  • 1:15 - Overview of books and resources for further education
  • 1:20 - Review of unanswered questions
  • 1:40 - End


Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley
221 Industry Ave
Springfield, MA 01104

Plenty of parking. On Saturdays, the rear entrance only is unlocked. Come around back.


  • Continental Breakfast
    • Fresh Baked Pastries, Muffins and Donuts
    • Variety of Bagels with Cream Cheese and Butter
    • Fresh Cut Fruit
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Orange Juice
  • Lunch
    • Assorted Paninis
    • Soft Drinks, ice tea, lemonade, and water

*Dietary restrictions: purchase a ticket one week in advance and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Advance registration required:
    • Public: $205
    • Members: $195
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Canceled - Attendance.

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