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Cambridge - Sat 10/19 *SOLD OUT*
The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording
$205 $195
Southbridge - Mon 11/04
Speaker and Networking
Free for first time Free
Marlborough - Tue 11/12
Trump Taxes
$5 MWPOA Members pay annual
dues then free, just RSVP!
Worcester - Wed 11/13
Section 1031 Exchanges, Second Topic TBA
$22 $14 $24 $19
Chicopee - Thu 11/14
Free Remediation of Asthma Triggers, Meet the Sheriffs
$38 $30 $40 $35
Fitchburg - Thu 11/14
Q&A Open Forum: Housing Court
$15 $20 NWCLA Members pay annual
dues, then free

Early bird pricing available until noon seven days prior.

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  • City TBD Wed 9/4: The BBB for Landlords, Emotional Support Animals
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    09/04/2019

    Canceled

    Part I: The BBB for Landlords

    We’re all familiar with the idea of the “Better Business Bureau,” but have you thought about how the BBB
    can help you in your business?

    In this presentation we’ll start with BBB 101. Then we’ll dive into how
    landlords can identify themselves and their detailed rental applications as legitimate, and why a renter can
    trust us
    to keep their data safe.

    We’ll also share a contractor dispute horror story, and end with how the BBB’s free services
    can be a preventative step before legal action becomes necessary, especially with contractors or other service provider disputes.

    This part of the presentation will be given by Amy Schram,
    Manager of Community Relations, BBB. The Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit public service organization
    with a mission to be a leader in advancing marketplace trust. The BBB encourages and supports best practices
    by engaging with, and educating, consumers and businesses. For over 100 years BBB has helped people make
    smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. The BBB101 program will be a
    discussion on Better Business Bureaus mission, and how to best utilize all of BBB’s free services to help make
    educated and informed decisions.

    Part II: Emotional Support Animals and Discrimination

    We’ve seen it: renters apply for “no pets” apartments and describe their animals as “assistance” or “support” or “medical.”
    What’s the correct terminology? How are landlords to seaprate the cons from the legitimate needs? And what would land
    us in hot water for discrimination if we’re not careful? We’ll be covering this and more.

    This part of the presentation will be given by Alison Caton, trainer at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

    The BBB For Landlords
    Emotional Support Animals

    Have you seen our Charles River volunteer website? Market data available on rent levels for Waltham and surrounding areas.
    We encourage you to also take the poll on your current views of the rental market.
    Use the “Contact Us” form to request a login at crrha.org

    Purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!

    “No Sales Pitch” Guarantee

    MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a “No Sales Pitch” guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them.
    We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful
    educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model.

    Tentatively Wednesday, September 4th

    Charles River Meeting Agenda

    • 6:00pm Sign-in/Networking
      • Networking draws from Waltham, Newton, Weston, Watertown, Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, Lincoln, Dover, Arlington, Belmont, and the western ends of Cambridge and Boston.
    • 6:10pm Pizza and sodas provided
    • 6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
      • Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
    • 7:00pm Asset Protection 101
    • 7:40pm Estate Planning and Inheritance
    • 9:00pm Doors Close

    Location

    Our previous meeting space has been destroyed by water damage. We are looking for a new location in Waltham, Newton, or nearby. Suggestions welcome!

    Charles River Properties
    382 Watertown St
    Newton, MA 02458

    Food

    • Pizza? Will depend on the location
    • Soda, Water
    • Please feel free to bring a dinner that meets your dietary goals/restrictions

    Pricing to be set after location

    Open to the public. Membership is not required!
    This location credit card and check only.

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    This event is operated by staff and volunteers together.

    Want to speak at a MassLandlords meeting? Submit a speaker request.

    This is part of the Greater Waltham rental real estate networking and training series.

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  • Southbridge: Monday 9/9: Speaker and Networking
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    09/09/2019

    153 Chestnut St, Southbridge, MA 01550, USA

    153 Chestnut St, Southbridge, MA 01550, USA

    Our monthly training and networking event will be held on Monday, September 9th.

    The SWCLA Meets at the Southbridge Community Center aka Casaubon Senior Center

    Monday, September 9th

    SWCLA Meeting Agenda

    • 7:00p MassLandlords Business Update
    • 7:10p Guest Speaker
    • 7:45p Pizza break
    • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up
    • 8:30p Networking

    Location

    Southbridge Community Center (aka Casaubon Senior Center)
    153 Chestnut St.
    Southbridge, MA 01550

    Food

    • Pizza and Beverages

    Pricing

    Open to the public for your first time! Membership not required for your first time.

    • Members are admitted for free
    • General public free the first time, then pay $50/yr for membership.

    This event is operated by volunteers.

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  • Marlborough Tue 9/10: Landlord-Tenant Attorney Mark Burrell
    6:30 PM-7:15 PM
    09/10/2019

    1 Muddy Ln, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA

    1 Muddy Ln, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA

    Come learn about landlord-tenant law by example. Accomplished story-teller Attorney Mark Burrell
    will entertain and educate as he shares deep experience in landlord-tenant law.

    Attorney Burrell is well versed in evictions, landlord-tenant disputes, navigating housing court, and finding
    creative solutions. He will leave plenty of time for questions.

    Tuesday, September 10th

    MetroWest Property Owners Association Meeting Agenda

    • 6:30pm Registration, socializing and dinner
    • 7:00pm MassLandlords Business Update
    • 7:15pm Program starts

    Location

    Marlborough Fish and Game
    1 Muddy Ln

    Marlborough, MA 01752

    Food

    • Hot buffet
    • Beverages
    • Cookies

    Pricing & RSVP

    Open to the public! Membership is not required. *MWPOA Members* RSVP by emailing your full name to Laurel newlakeview@yahoo.com

    • MassLandlords.net/MWPOA Members pay $100 annual MWPOA dues and each meeting is free, just RSVP!
    • MassLandlords.net Members and general public: $5

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    This event is operated by volunteers.

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  • Worcester Wed 9/11: Are Security Deposits History, Use Tech to Be a Long-Distance DIY Landlord
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    09/11/2019

    1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

    1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

    Part I: Councilor Morris Bergman, City of Worcester Resolution Against Rent Control?

    City Councilor Morris “Moe” Bergman will be asking for owner support for a City Council resolution against rent control, or other housing partisanship.
    Yes, housing is expensive everywhere, but rent control has been proven not to work. And the City of Worcester has demonstrated time and again that
    engaging with owners produces better results.

    Part II: Are Security Deposits History?

    We’ll review how to take a security deposit, what happens if you mess up the paperwork, and how you may want to raise
    the rent instead
    of taking on the legal exposure of a deposit. We’ll be looking at the question of whether security deposits are now so tightly
    regulated, with such legal exposure for noncompliance, that average landlords might no longer take a deposit.

    Part III: Smart Home Tech for Rental Properties

    Technology can save time, reduce risk, and earn more rent by detecting leaks, giving renters keyless entry, deterring vandals
    and more. Why would you ever attempt to manage a property without a little remote assistance?
    Come see what easy and affordable steps you can take to modernize your units, eliminate travel time,
    and get a higher return on your investment.

    Use-cases we will be considering:

    • Internet connectivity options for rental property using cellular or Wi-Fi
    • Remotely rekeying locks and controlling tenant and contractor access
    • Controlling temperature range and reducing utility expense
    • Water leak detection + valve shutoff
    • Freeze protection
    • Security cameras and break-in deterrence

    We will be going over smart thermostats, water leak detection and shutoff, smart locks, door and window sensors, video monitoring, and more.

    This part of the presentation will be given by Charles Hadsell, MassLandlords member, CEO at ePropertyCare, and experienced MassLandlords presenter.

    Are Security Deposits History?
    ePropertyCare
    ePropertyCare, Charles Hadsell presenting

     

    Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table?

    Market your business, pick up handouts, give away an old doorknob. Everything goes on our first-come, first-served display table at all our events. Please bring business cards, brochures, coupons. And feel free to pick up your own uncollected marketing materials at the end. Everything not claimed end-of-event may be chucked.

    “No Sales Pitch” Guarantee

    MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a “No Sales Pitch” guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them.
    We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful
    educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model.

     

    Wednesday, September 11th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Sign-in/Networking
      • Networking draws from Worcester, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston, Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton, Oxford, Charlton, Spencer, Oakham, Rutland, Princeton, Clinton, and Sterling.
    • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
    • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
      • Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
    • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
      • Brief moment of silence for the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001, particularly the 79 Massachusetts residents
    • 7:05pm Security Deposits
    • 7:30pm Home Tech
    • 9:00pm Doors close

    Location

    Worcester Technical High School
    1 Skyline Dr
    Worcester, MA 01603

    Parking

    There is ample free parking in the first lot you see, in the covered garage to your left, on top of the garage (entrance further down road), and around the back of the school

    Food

    • Cheese and crackers, sodas, water, coffee, decaf
    • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad, rolls
    • Cookies, brownies, and/or blondies

    *Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.

    Pricing

    Open to the public. Membership is not required!

    • Door:
      • Public: $24
      • Members: $19
    • Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
      • Public: $22
      • Members: $14
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

    Extra Credit

    • First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
    • Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.

     

    This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card.

    Want to speak at a MassLandlords meeting? Submit a speaker request.

    This is part of the Worcester rental real estate networking and training series.

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  • Holyoke Thu 9/12: Tornado Preparedness, Decreasing Slip and Fall Lawsuits, Free and Discounted Energy Upgrades
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    09/12/2019

    3 Country Club Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    3 Country Club Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Our 2019-2020 Greater Springfield season opens with a special presentation on extreme weather preparedness and insurance costs, and a second topic TBD.

    Part I: Tornado Preparedness, Decreasing Slips and Falls

    Personal injury lawsuits can strike like a bolt out of the blue, but there are simple things every landlord can do to minimize your risk.
    Do you know what you’ll say or do when someone slips? What if someone’s car is destroyed by hail, and they sue you as the landlord? What if
    someone is struck by lightning sitting at your picnic table or by your pool?
    In addition to the Storm Ready Certification: Supporter Designation, which is free, there are cases you need to know about and easy steps to take.

    This part of the presentation will be given by Dr. Alicia Wasula, CCM, President of Shade Tree Meteorology and
    2019 Chair of the American Meteorological Society Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists. Dr. Wasula is smart, down to earth, and
    experienced at helping landlords large and small ensure they are prepared for hazardous weather.
    Dr. Wasula’s goal is to minimize the risk of litigation due to an injury occurring on your property.

    Part II: Free and Discounted Energy Upgrades

    Eversource will be joining us to discuss the Mass Save No Cost and Discounted Energy Saving upgrades available for market rate and income eligible rental buildings. Find out how you can reduce your operating costs, increase your property value and retain tenants by replacing inefficient lighting and HVAC systems. Measures offered include lighting retrofits for common area, exterior and apartments, occupancy sensors, insulation and air sealing, programmable and wifi thermostats, heating system replacements, variable frequency drives, Energy Star certified appliance replacements such as refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, dehumidifiers, in unit washer replacements, windows*, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment and controls, air source heat pumps and water saving measures.

    If you own or manage a building(s) with 5 or more attached units and 50% of the tenants are income qualified, all measures are provided at NO COST. (Two to four family buildings are served by a similar program at NO COST also). If you have market rate rental buildings, generous incentives and rebates are available for energy efficiency upgrades with preferential loan terms. Condominium and co-ops are also served.

    The Mass Save programs serve customers of Eversource Electric and Gas, National Grid Electric and Gas; Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Berkshire Gas Company, Unitil, Liberty Utilities, Light Compact and Blackstone Gas Company. (Properties located in municipal electric and gas territories should contact their providers about their specific program offerings.)

    Deborah Sas (Eversource) and James Collins (ABCD) will present the Income Eligible Multifamily Program and Margaret Kelly (Eversource) will present the Multifamily Market Rate Program offerings.

    *Window replacement opportunities are considered on a case by case basis in the Income Eligible Multifamily Program.

    Experienced meteorologists are invaluable when weather-related litigation arises
    springfield tornado wshm
    Single pane windows can now be replaced as part of our energy efficiency programs. Here Terry Doll and Lindsay Dereadt demonstrate measuring for a replacement window (Image courtesy Sheppard Air Force Base).

    Purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!

    “No Sales Pitch” Guarantee

    MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a “No Sales Pitch” guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them.
    We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful
    educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model.

    Thursday, September 12th

    RHAGS Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Sign-in and Networking
      • Cash bar
      • Networking draws from Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Agawam, Southwick, Southampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Westhampton, Hadley, South Hadley, Granby, Amherst, Belchertown, Ware, Palmer, Warren, Monson, and Hampden.
    • 6:00pm Buffet dinner
    • 6:40pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
    • 7:00pm Local Updates
    • 7:05pm Legal Update
    • 7:10pm Tornado Preparedness, Decreasing Slips and Falls
    • 7:50pm Free and Discounted Energy Updates
    • 8:30pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors Close

    Location

    Delaney House
    3 Country Club Rd
    Holyoke, MA 01040

    Food

    • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad and rolls
    • Cash bar
    • Hot Coffee & Tea
    • Dessert

    *Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and update the goals/restrictions field in your profile, we will accommodate you.

    Pricing

    Open to the public. Membership is not required!

    • Door:
      • Public: $40
      • Members: $35
    • Early bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
      • Public: $38
      • Members: $30

    Nametags are printed for all early-bird tickets and premium members.

    Extra Credit

    • First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
    • Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.

     

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card.

    Want to speak at a MassLandlords meeting? Submit a speaker request.

    This is part of the Springfield rental real estate networking and training series.

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  • Fitchburg Thu 9/12: Meet With Local Representatives
    6:45 PM-7:00 PM
    09/12/2019

    830-1490 Westminster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA

    830-1490 Westminster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA

    Don’t like the laws? Come and join us to find out what you can do to make a difference and help change legislation. Several representatives from various city and state positions will be speaking and answering questions.

    Thursday, September 12th

    NWCLA Meeting Agenda

    Visit nwcla.com for any last-minute updates or changes.

    • 6:45pm Dinner and Networking
      • Networking draws from 25 towns including Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Athol, Holden, Ayer, Orange, Ashburnham, Spencer, Ashby, Lunenburg, Townsend, Westminster, Princeton, Sterling, Lancaster, Shirley, Groton, Pepperell, Winchedon, Templeton, and Hubbardston.
    • 7:00pm Presentations

    Location

    Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Monty Tech)
    1050 Westminster Street
    Fitchburg, MA 01420

    Parking

    There is ample free parking beside the school. Do not park along the fence where the busses park. Do not park in
    any of the handicap spots unless you have the proper handicap parking sticker.

    Food

    • Dinner by Happy Jack’s Cantina Grille from N. Main St. in Leominster.

    Pricing

    Membership not required! Open to the public.

    • Early-bird ends seven days prior @ 12pm:
      • Public and Members other than NWCLA: $15
      • MassLandlords.net/NWCLA members: pay annual dues, then free
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Public and Members other than NWCLA: $20
      • MassLandlords.net/NWCLA members: pay annual dues, then free

    This event is operated by volunteers.

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  • Cambridge Tues 9/17: Commercial Lending 101
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    09/17/2019

    One Broadway, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

    One Broadway, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

    Whether you’re coming from the point of view of individual landlording, or if you’re an experienced corporate landlord
    looking to get the latest industry update, this presentation on commercial lending will give you the perspective you need
    to grow your income property business.

    We’ll start by covering the different expectations in the commercial world vs residential mortgages. Maturity date, rate,
    and down payment are just the beginning. We’ll also cover minimum loan amounts, and prepayment penalties. Next we’ll cover
    properties where commercial lending does not apply, and talk about how even owner-occupied properties might need or benefit from a commercial
    loan.

    We’ll cover the application process. We’ll show you what lenders look for and what kinds of projects may not be lendable
    (including some renovation work or empty buildings). We’ll also cover the major difference with residential mortgages, which
    is ongoing reporting requirements during the life of the loan.

    Unlike with residential mortgages, where maturity means the loan is paid off, commercial mortgage maturity often results in refinancing
    and ongoing debt. We’ll talk about this and about the collections process, in case you want to buy a commercial foreclosure. Finally we’ll cover
    special cases, including portfolio lending, lines of credit, and transferring properties into an LLC.

    This presentation will be given by Michael Travaglini, MassLandlords member, and John Genga, both of Brookline Bank.

    Commercial Lending 101, taught by Brookline Bank. Image Google street view.

    Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table?

    Market your business, pick up handouts, give away an old doorknob. Everything goes on our first-come, first-served display table at all our events. Please bring business cards, brochures, coupons. And feel free to pick up your own uncollected marketing materials at the end. Everything not claimed end-of-night may be chucked.

    “No Sales Pitch” Guarantee

    MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a “No Sales Pitch” guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them.
    We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful
    educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model.

    Tuesday, September 17th

    Cambridge Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Sign-in and Networking
      • Networking draws from Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, and Malden.
    • 6:00pm Buffet Dinner
    • 6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
      • Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
    • 7:00pm Commercial Lending 101
    • 8:30pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors close

    Location

    Cambridge Innovation Center
    1 Broadway (5th Floor)
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Please note: CIC has several buildings in Kendall Square, two of them being adjacent to each other. The correct location for this event is the building with light colored concrete, vertical windows and a Dunkin Donuts on the ground level. You will NOT see a CIC sign. Refer to the image below.

    venue

    ID required Upon entering One Broadway, you will need to check in with the lobby security. You’ll just need to show your ID and let them know you’re going to the MassLandlords event in the 5th floor Venture Cafe.

    Accessing from the T

    • Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
    • Cross to the northeast side of Main St. with the Marriott and Chipotle and walk down the street away from Cambridge towards the Longfellow Bridge to Boston.
    • Cross through the plaza with the five-foot high metal globe; One Broadway is the building undergoing construction across the next street.
    • Cross over Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.

    Parking

    Just $10 at Pilgrim Parking, enter after 4pm, a two-minute walk from One Broadway, click here for details. Be careful, some garages are $30. Accessible by T (red line Kendall Square) and highway. For additional parking options see CIC Directions.


    Food

    • Buffet, incl. salad and rolls
    • Water, sodas
    • Cookies

    *Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.

    Leftover food is donated to members and/or homeless shelters.

    Pricing

    Open to the public. Membership is not required!

    • Door:
      • Public: $24
      • Members: $19
    • Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
      • Public: $22
      • Members: $14

    Nametags are printed for early-bird public, early-bird member, and premium members only.

    Extra Credit

    • First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
    • Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.

     

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card.

    Want to speak at a MassLandlords meeting? Submit a speaker request.

    This is part of the Boston/Cambridge rental real estate networking and training series.

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  • Pittsfield Tue 9/17: John Fisher, Author of the Massachusetts Rental Owners Property Management Manual
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    09/17/2019

    1331 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

    1331 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

    John Fisher is a wealth information and has worked “both sides of aisle” in terms of rental subsidies and property management. His book, the
    Massachusetts Rental Owners Property Management Manual
    is now in its sixth edition and remains a favorite among experienced landlords as a reference
    and update on new laws and regulations.

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    John Fisher, author, subsidy administrator, landlord

    Tuesday, September 17th

    Berkshire County Meeting Agenda

    • 6:00pm Networking
      • Networking draws from Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge, Pittsfield, Lanesborough, Cheshire, New Ashford, Adams, North Adams, Clarksburg, Williamstown, Florida,
        Savoy, Hancock, Dalton, Windsor, Hinsdale, Peru, Richmond, Washington, West Stockbridge, Becket, Tyringham, Alford, Otis, Monterey, Sandisfield, New Marlborough, Sheffield, Egremont, and Mount Washington.
    • 6:30pm Dinner, reservation required
    • 7:00pm Speaker

    Location

    Zucchini’s Restaurant (lower level)
    1331 North Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Parking

    There is ample free parking behind the restaurant

    Food

    • Dinner by Zucchini’s

    Pricing

    Membership not required! General public can come free for your first time.

    • No dinner: just show up
    • Dinner, typically around $22, text Rick at 1-413-822-8852, call 1-413-822-8852, or email RHABC99@gmail.com

This event is operated by volunteers.

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  • Webinar Thu 9/19: Sharing the Sun: Solar Solutions for Landlords and Tenants
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    09/19/2019

    This one hour webinar will offer best practices and next steps for landlords of buildings with 1 to 4 rental units who are considering installing solar on their property. Webinar participants discuss a MassCEC tool-kit developed with resources for onsite and remote landlords, questions to ask installers, case studies, and participate in a questions and answers session.

    Panelists include: Elizabeth Youngblood, MassCEC, Sam Milton, Climate Resources Group, Doug Quattrochi, MassLandlords, and Ben Mayer, SunBug Solar.

    Thursday, September19th

    • 12:00pm Webinar Begins

    Registration

    • Open and free to the public! Register below to save your seat.

    Click here to register for this webinar

    The webinar is in collaboration with MassLandlords, Climate Resources Group, and JSG Communications.

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  • Springfield Sat September 21: The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording
    8:30 AM-2:05 PM
    09/21/2019

    221 Industry Ave, Springfield, MA 01104, USA

    221 Industry Ave, Springfield, MA 01104, USA

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

    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 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.

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    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 21st, 2019

    Agenda

    • 8:30 am – Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
    • 8:50 – Rental markets
      • Urban, suburban, rural
      • Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
    • 9:05 – 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?
    • 9:20 – 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
    • 10:05 – Break
    • 10:15 – Applications and screening
      • Criminal, credit, eviction
      • Discrimination (legal highlight)
      • Tenant Screening Workshop
    • 11:10 – Rental Forms
      • Lease vs Tenancy at Will
      • iCORI
      • Eviction notices
    • 11:35 – Legal Matters start
      • 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
    • 12:00 – Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
    • 12:30 – Legal Matters finish
    • 1:10 – 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
    • 1:50 – Overview of books and resources for further education
    • 1:55 – Review of unanswered questions
    • 2:05 – End

    Location

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

    Food

    • Breakfast:
      • Fresh bagels, large muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake slices and scones with cream cheese, butter, and jam
      • Fresh fruit platter
      • Assorted fruit juices and coffee
    • Lunch:
      • Assorted gourmet sandwiches
      • Garden salad
      • Fruit salad
      • Assorted pastries
      • Soda, juice, water

    *Please email hello@masslandlords.net if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.

    Pricing

    • Online:
      • Non-members: $205
      • Members: $195 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • Online registration required. All ticket sales final.

    Click here to purchase tickets

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    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff.

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  • Waltham (CRRHA): 1st Wednesday
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