SWTS '17 Session Details
Real Estate Strategy: Growing + Protecting Owner's Wealth
Panel discussion exploring viable investment strategies enhanced by utilizing tax-deferred exchanges to grow real estate portfolios. Learn how to maximize portfolio growth, position assets to accomplish long-term goals, and develop a solid investment strategy.
Rental Housing in the Tech Age
Christopher Roberts, Zillow Group
This session will cover how new technologies are changing the way that landlords and tenants interact, and how you can use them to your benefit. Learn about how to research market value to set your rent, best practices for designing your ads, and managing inquiries for your vacant units in new and more efficient ways!
Assessing Criminal Records
Christopher Cutting, L/T Services
When it comes to selecting tenants, a crucial part of the process is determining their past history. This session will dive into best practices surrounding criminal records, why it is such an important step of tenant selection, and what you can do as a landlord to protect yourself.
Service Animals and Your Property
Jeana Poloni, Loeffler Law Group PLLC
Service animals, emotional support animals, and pets. What are the differences, and what do you need to do differently in each case? Attend this session to discover the what sets each apart from the others and what you need to do as a landlord in each case.
Maintaining Your Properties: Why, When, and How
The best way to save yourself time and money with your properties is to keep them in top condition, tackling potential issues before they occur. Learn what to look for, best methods to follow to ensure you are inspecting your properties with attention to the biggest problem areas, and how to use the results to inform your agreements with tenants and plan the maintenance schedule of your units.
Submetering: That Leaking Toilet is Killing Your Cashflow
Kelly Koontz, Submetering Solutions
There are many misconceptions regarding the cost and how submetering can help your properties, but there are solutions. You'll learn how to reduce your property's consumption by up to 30%, yield a full return on investment in 1 year or less, and how to leverage technological advancements to make it work in any property!
Putting Retirement Accounts to Work In Your Rental Portfolio
Joe DiDomenico, WealthFlex
Tax advantaged accounts can be a valuable toll in acquiring real estate. In this session, you'll be shown how to add rental properties into you IRA or 401k, the rules and regulations surrounding these transactions, and the logistics of getting it done!
Creating an Estate Plan to Secure Your Legacy
Julie Martiniello, Dimension Law Group
When planning for the future, many are unprepared for estate taxes, partnership matters, and family issues that go with rental properties after someone has passed. Attend this session to learn what exactly an Estate Plan is, how investment properties are distributed, and best practices to plan for the future and protect your legacy.
Landlord-Tenant Law (CRE Clock Hours Available)
Chris Benis, Harrison-Benis, LLP
Knowing your legal rights and the rights of your tenants is critical to your success as a landlord. This 3 hour session provides a broad introduction to landlord-tenant law and an overview of the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA). Even experienced landlords are encouraged to review the RLTA every few years, as the law is regularly revised. CRE clock hours available for this session.