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The more educated you are on a subject, the better off you are in being able to make the best decisions possible. This is extremely true, especially in real estate investing.

As a rental property owner, you want to see returns on your investment. At the same time, you also want all the parties involved to be happy. You can strike that balance by educating yourself in investment property ownership and how to be a good landlord. 

One of the best ways to do that is to join real estate associations. Below is a list of seven associations every landlord should know about.



National REIA

The National Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) is a franchise and non-profit real estate association composed of a number of real estate investor groups across the country. 

The association currently represents the interests of approximately 40,000 investors from all over America. These include members of Property Associations, Landlord Associations, Investor Associations, and Apartment Association. 

The National REIA provides its members with great resources, information, and deals, including access to Home Depot’s Pro Xtra Loyalty Program, which provides members with a 2% rebate on purchases, and discounts on additional items. 

Their altruistic approach to helping landlords made them an obvious choice when Poplar Homes was looking for partnership opportunities that would benefit our owners. 


Landlord Association

The Landlord Association provides its members detailed information, resources, and connections.  As stated in their website, “Our goal is to provide you with the information, knowledge, and resources one needs to succeed, such as news, tips, tricks, great advice, and top-of-the-line services.”


The National Association of Independent Landlords

The National Association of Independent Landlords gives members information on how to find the best and most reliable tenants. The website provides members with links to connect with some of the most reputable tenants in their area. Additionally, they also offer members information on their rights and responsibilities as landlords, plus links to additional resources.


The California Association of Realtors

The California Association of Realtors offers members with a plethora of information including their rights and responsibilities, local and national real estate market data, and helpful real estate courses, etc.  

Other resources are also given to their members on topics such as government affairs, legal information, and national real estate news.  


The California Apartment Association

The California Apartment Association (CAA) supplies landlords, specifically of apartments, with information about their rights and responsibilities, resources, and networking opportunities. 

Additionally, they also provide members benefits such as discounted tenant screening, rental forms, property management education, a landlord helpline, and The California Apartment Association newsletter. 


Being a part of even one of these organizations can be useful when you need answers to questions like, “When can my tenant break their lease agreement”?



The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association is an annual program that offers different membership levels depending on position and education. These memberships include downloadable content and information, details regarding upcoming conferences, real estate market information, and educational opportunities.


American Apartment Owners Association

The American Apartment Owners Association provides members information regarding finding the best tenants possible, resources for finding the best property management team possible, as well as additional legal information. They also offer members discounts and cash back opportunities at locations such as Home Depot, Sprint, FedEx, Office Depot, and Waste Focus.

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