Because of the situation our economy is in, many of you are probably struggling to make enough money to live comfortably. You've probably had to cut back on a lot of luxuries and have thought about taking on a second or even third job. The thought of additional work surely does not appeal to you but if you choose the right job for your additional source of income, the extra work could be very rewarding.
One job that you may be considering is that of a landlord. Being a landlord has benefits and drawbacks but if you are capable of balancing the good with the bad, you can be very successful.
Of course, one benefit of being a landlord is the income. The money you earn will come in regularly every month so you'll always be able to pay your bills on time. Another plus of being a landlord is the lack of restraints on your time. You will have many responsibilities but as long as you are organized and hard working, those duties can be taken care of in a short time span leaving more time for you to enjoy the luxuries that you will be able to afford. Another pro of being a landlord that many people do not think of is that you will learn a lot about maintenance and upkeep of property. Because you will be responsible for the quality of your building or home, you will have to know the ins and outs of regular maintenance which will come in handy for your own home.
"Not To Be"
As stated earlier, you must take the good with the bad. Though the benefits look wonderful, the problems can interfere with that wonder. Though you'll have the benefit of a regular income, there will be times when some tenants will not pay you on time. Dealing with these people can be very frustrating and you will have to be harsh with them as well as constantly at their door asking for a check.
Just like any other job, being a landlord has its pros and cons. You have already taken the first step in discovering what those are through research. Before you commit to a landlord position, be sure that you have thoroughly analyzed all parts of it. Talk to successful landlords to ensure that you have a full understanding of what the job entails. If the pros outweigh the cons, being a landlord can be a very exciting and rewarding profession.