Virtual Rental Real Estate Networking and Training
Whether you’re a veteran landlord, just entering the rental real estate market, or somewhere in between, you will benefit from virtual networking and training events operated by MassLandlords. We have adapted our real estate training events to online models via Zoom. Now, no matter where you live, you can sign in and learn the game from experts and other housing providers in the state.
The rental real estate market contains a long list of regulations and laws that can be difficult to decipher, especially in Massachusetts. We happen to be living and operating in the most tightly regulated market for rental property management, owning rental property and multifamily investing in the United States (California is a close second).
Our real estate training Zoom webinars help landlords and real estate investors create connections with others while learning how to navigate your business for optimal ROI.
All MassLandlords online networking and training webinars are open to the public. Membership is not required.
Online Networking and Training Webinars All Month
Each month, we offer a range of virtual real estate training webinars in convenient time slots.
A sample of recent topics covered in our online rental real estate training events includes a virtual meeting on Housing Court Rules in a Post-moratorium World; Tenant Screening Overview and Rental Applications; Handling Tenant Issues and Evictions in the Current Climate; the MassSave Program and the Virtual Experience; and more.
Our highly rated and long-running Virtual Crash Course in Landlording and Rental Real Estate is held over two Saturdays each month. This “Landlording 101” course teaches everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental real estate in Massachusetts.
Check this calendar for upcoming virtual training events.
Secure Online Format
Our Zoom meetings are password protected to ensure participants’ security. The password is only sent to paid participants. We also use security features that control who can share their screen during presentations.
You might have read about “zoombombing,” in which an online meeting participant might share lewd images or other inappropriate content on screen for all to see. However, what you may not have read is that those meetings are public and not password protected, and/or did not use basic security features that we do use, such as the Zoom tool in which “only the host can share” content.
- Our virtual meetings are not recorded. Audience participation is optional via video, phone, and screenshare.
- Our virtual webinars have limited participation options (e.g., typed questions only) and are recorded (recordings are only available to attendees) for future reference.
Real Estate Networking
Every online training event starts and ends with time for networking on Zoom, and centers around at least one educational speaker or group activity.
Typical Meeting Agenda
- 5 p.m. Sign-in, Networking: chit-chatting with others as people log in to join
- 5:40 p.m. MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
- Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (offer a deal, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
- 6 p.m. Speaker
- 7 p.m. Virtual Meeting Ends
Low Cost to Attend
All of our virtual rental real estate networking and training webinars are open to the public. Membership is not required, but pricing for members is typically set at or below cost.
Virtual meetings are priced between $5 and $10 for attendance. Attendance in our intensive, two-day Virtual Crash Course in Landlording costs $200-$300.
Our virtual registration desk is open for all events starting 30 minutes before event start time. Call 774-314-1896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for live, real-time help signing in and using your technology.
When joining a virtual meeting, please use the Zoom “test audio” feature. You will be allowed to talk to others as long as your microphone functions adequately and there is no background noise. We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone, or who don’t want to be heard, can type questions.
Don’t judge a book by its cover! The most successful owners and managers in the room are the ones who least need to impress with fancy clothing and bling. Use your judgment, but basically: come as you are.
Advantages of MassLandlords Virtual Rental Real Estate Networking and Training
News and updates: Massachusetts rental real estate networking and training is an investment in your current and future business. Our members hear the news first. When the courts switched all hearings to Zoom earlier this year, we heard about it straight from the Clerk Magistrate of the Central Division. That’s just one example of news you will be privy to before it’s published.
Strong Connections: Because we focus on buy-and-hold rental real estate, we cover a niche that other Massachusetts real estate networking and training events can’t touch. Our members learn about opportunities to buy in their regions before these buildings go on the MLS. In addition, the personal connections you will develop with other Massachusetts landlords will be invaluable. We don’t run anonymous event factories. Our attendees actually get to know one another, such that when you have an emergency you can pick up the phone and call someone you know for help and referrals.
Local compliance: What you don’t know can hurt you. What you think you know because you read it online can hurt you even worse. There are ordinances in Massachusetts towns and cities and laws that don’t exist elsewhere. This creates a large knowledge and compliance gap if you operate with practices learned from other states. There’s even a dedicated Housing Court here. Did a tenant give your apartment to a squatter? Well, they’re not a trespasser. In fact, they’re protected in Massachusetts as if they had signed the rental agreement. This is one example among dozens that demonstrates how you will benefit by investing in our virtual rental real estate networking and training.