Lake Erie Landlord Association "A landlord resource for more than 30 years"

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See the LELA Event Calendar below for all events

Lake Erie Landlord Association


The Lake Erie Landlord Association, LELA, (founded in 1988), is a non-profit, educational organization providing a means for exchanging land-lording and real estate information. We strive to educate, inform, exchange ideas and improve the status, as well as the financial well being of all housing providers. Our members are known locally as landlords that work to improve the condition of housing for everyone.

The monthly meeting programs consist of prominent speakers in areas of general interest to landlords, property managers and real estate investors. We also provide a platform for open forums to discuss issues our members are facing in the field, and tons of networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Miraldi Hall @ Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Rd Amherst, OH 44001.  

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LELA University


If you are someone who has a strong interest to improve the quality of your life, we have the class for you. Our 7 week (28 hour) collegiate level training if specifically designed to match your natural strength to the appropriate technique that best serves you. By playing to your strength your real estate investing career will flourish and your world will change. Whether you are and seasoned veteran in investing looking to sharpen your skills or just someone who is changing careers who desires more out of life, this course is for you. Each class will include a great meal and a very powerful and entertaining lecture by our featured instructor… READ MORE HERE

LELA Vendor Spotlight


Jamie’s Carpet Shop

Jamie’s is a well known name in the flooring business in the Lorain, Erie and Cuyahoga Counties area. From the establishment of the first Jamie’s in 1965, Jamie’s Carpet Shop stores have always been locally owned and operated. Chris Zeitler, a principal in each of the Jamie’s operations, has over thirty years of experience in the floor covering industry. Carpet Store Ohio Jamie’s is known for excellence in every aspect of your flooring purchase. We are committed to supplying our customers with brand name carpeting and we offer a wide range of quality products including carpet, vinyl, laminate, ceramic tile and vinyl tiles.

Jamie’s takes great pride in serving the community by actively making charitable donations, supporting local school sporting programs as well as providing the community with excellence in product, value, and customer service. We are committed to supplying our customers with brand name carpeting and we offer fantastic values with manufacturer’s closeouts and remnants in our in-store warehouse. It is our goal to provide products and services that delight our customers and will provide them with years of beauty and satisfaction.

Our companies are committed to building long-term customer relationships. Turn to us for your flooring solution and we will earn your confidence.

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Rental Property Calculator


Looking to run some numbers on your property? Try this Rental Property Calculator out. Clicking on image will open calculator in another browser tab.

2018 Property Reappraisal Presentation


LELA Members can now access an important 2018 Property Reappraisal presentation from a recent LELA meeting. Just click on the image below to access it from the Member Form Page.

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LELA Event Calendar

LELA General Meeting – Wohlwend Family – November 2019 @ Miraldi Hall / Heritage Presbyterian Church
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting Details:

Wohlwend Family – The Wohlwend family does real estate as a family.

 This family of 4 is easily spotted at any real estate educational event.  They have “branded” themselves very well.  Eric will share about private lending, Lila will discuss creating systems, automating and delegating tasks in your business and their 12-year-old son, Deven will talk about being creative and taking action, as well as sharing a book he wrote.  Come rub shoulders with this family, you’ll be glad you did.

LELA Workshop – Dale Guenther – Flipping-November 2019 @ LELA Office in Lorain
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Dale Guenther from Builders Design Inc

Dale will share his experiences with rehabbing and flipping homes. Don’t miss this meeting if you’ve ever been interested in doing this type of real estate.

2019 HOLIDAY PARTY @ Avon Isle
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us for for dinner, goodies, photo booth fun, Chinese raffles, and gifts galore!!  The cost will be $25 per person and we will be accepting payments via the website, over the phone, check, mail, in office, etc. We will put your name on the list once you’re paid! It’s that easy! Vendors, please contact the office if you are willing to contribute to the Gifts/Raffles.  How better to promote your business than to give a small gift card or promotional items?

LELA Workshop – Laminate Flooring – December 2019 @ LELA Office in Lorain
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Laminate Flooring

Association Vendor Member Chris Zietler with Jamie’s Carpet Shop will be here to share all the do’s and don’t’s of laminate flooring!!


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