About Keith

First of all, I want to welcome you to The Landlord Fix and thank you for visiting me here. I look forward to sharing with you how I headache proof my rental properties.


I started buying rental properties in 1997 after reading a book written by Russ Whitney titled Rags to Riches. After I finished reading the Do it Yourself Landlordbook I said to myself, “I can do this.”

I put the book down and began immediately.  Luckily, it was a short read so it did not get me bogged down into analysis paralysis, otherwise I may have given up before I started.

Eventually, I bought several rental properties and started a property management company in our small community. And, I’m still in the rental property business today.


Mostly, the houses I own are properties built in the 1930’s. As you can imagine, these properties were built with what is now old out dated and worn out materials. Fortunately, the bones of the houses were usually solid so I had a good foundation to build upon.

Unfortunately, the Income from the properties was not enough to hire all the work done.  So, I had to do most of the work myself. But, through experience I learned!  Oh, I got some pointers from some of the old timers in the rental business, but it was mostly by trial and error.

Boy, I can’t count the number of times that I have sought for the answer about how to headache proof my rental property and my life.  Sadly, not much could be easily found in one place.

Surely, this site would have come in handy early on in my career. So, I thought it would be a good place to share my experiences and learn from others in a community of like minded individuals.


Reportedly, the number one reason people don’t want to own rental properties are the headaches. But, I’ve discovered that the problems thatRookie Landlord Mistakes cause the most headaches are the ones you don’t know the answer to.

Along the way, I want to share with you the answers I found and how I headache proof my life by implementing what I call “Stress Busters”.  So, many of my posts will focus around this one point… Busting Stress!

As a primer, I would like to invite you to subscribe to the blog and give you my guide called “Rookie Landlord Mistakes” which will show you some common “do it yourself” landlord mistakes I’ve experienced and seen from my years of owning and managing rental properties.

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Please, if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help.

To your success,

Keith Gravlee

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