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Title:Cambridge: The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording
Date:6/22/2024 (Saturday)
Address:One Broadway Cambridge, MA 02134, 1 Broadway
Location:Cambridge, MA
Hours:8:30 AM
Cost/Cover:Public: $275; Members: $250
Contact Info:774-314-1896
Details: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/orThe 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 MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.You will receive a box packed with your personalized signed certificate, your choice of two books, course notes, pen, and half a dozen other pieces of literature.

Part of this presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Doug's presentation was excellent. He was very clear and provided detailed explanations." -Larry"Doug always holds very informative classes full of substance and Very organized!" -Thomas"Your answers to member's questions were most helpful." -LizPart of this presentation will be given by attorney Adam Sherwin. Adam is an experienced real estate litigator with years of experience representing landlords, property owners, and other real estate professionals. He has extensive experience litigating real estate disputes before judges and juries and has obtained favorable decisions from the Massachusetts Appeals Court and District Court Appellate Division. He is also a long-time crash course instructor at the Cambridge headquarters and over zoom.

Purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!Public attendees can purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!"No Sales Pitch" GuaranteeMassLandlords 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.

Saturday, April 13thCrash Course AgendaIn-Person Course Agenda8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants8:45 - Rental marketsUrban, suburban, rural.Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses.Airbnb.9:00 - Property selectionLead paint.Charging for utilities.Climate change risk.Heat pumps.Vinyl plank vs. hardwood floors.Landlord trade-offs repairs vs. cleaning.9:40 - Marketing and advertisingGetting the right applicants.Small business branding tips and tricks.Where to advertise.10:05 - Break for ten minutes10:15 - Finish marketing and advertising10:35 - Applications and tenant screeningCriminal, credit, and eviction background checks.Discrimination and fair housing.Interactive tenant screening workshop.Section 8.11:30 - TenanciesLease vs Tenancy at Will.Move-in monies.Security deposits.Pet rent.11:50 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A12:20 - Warranties and covenantsWater submetering.Sanitary code.How to raise the rent fairly.Support animals.12:40 - Dispute resolutionEviction notices to quit.Court process.Move-and-storeRelocation assistance.1:40 - Break for ten minutes2:50 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations.Tax advantages.Property managers.Contractors.Building permits.ExterminationLLCs and trusts.Grants and alternative funding.3:10 - Break for five minutes3:40 - Overview of books and resources for further education3:45 - Review of unanswered questions4:00 - End CoursePlease note that end time may vary based on questions.

LocationCambridge Innovation Center14th Floor, Charles Conference RoomOne BroadwayCambridge, MA 02134

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.

Accessing from the TExit the Kendall T stop on Main St.Cross to the side of Main St. with the Chipotle and walk up the street towards Broadway, passing the Chipotle on your left.You will then round the corner to the left and One Broadway will be across the street diagonally.Cross over Third St. and Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.For all attendees 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 and which floor.

ParkingAccessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking has affordable rates and is a short walk from the venue, click here for details

FoodBreakfast:Fresh bagels, large muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake slices and scones with cream cheese, butter, and jamFresh fruit platterAssorted fruit juices and coffeeLunch:Assorted gourmet sandwichesGarden saladPasta saladAssorted pastriesSoda, juice, water*Please email if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.

*Dietary restrictions: Purchase a ticket and set your preferences at My Account one week prior to the event or earlier. Once set, preferences remain set for future events.

Masks welcome! Eating and drinking is not required. Please note: as we are unable to monitor the buffet, we are unable to offer a reduced ticket price for attendees who will not be eating.

PricingOpen to the public. Membership is not required!

Public: $275Members: $250This event will not be recorded.

Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Massachusetts Crash Course in Landlording and Rental Real Estate. .

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