THE BEST THING I'VE LEARNED... One landlord reflected on his or her journey over the last 5 years of getting into rental properties: "The single best thing I learned is this: "Landlording is a business. Run it like a business. Be the manager. Keep it all business. Demand respect and be respectful, don't get caught up in drama, keep the emotions out of it (at least in front of the resident); it is a business!"