The American Apartment Owners Association, the nation’s leading landlord and income property owner association, releases the latest version of its contractor directory.

(PRWEB) February 7, 2006

The American Apartment Owners Association, the nation’s leading landlord and income property owner association, today released its latest version of its contractor directory. The directory had already boasted nearly 20,000 contractor members but now offers a more complete description, discount coupons for members and more variety of categories. The new national contractor directory has more than 80 different categories with participating contractors in every state. The American Apartment Owners Association contractor directory is believed to be the largest of its kind.

Available only to property management companies, income property and landlords that have joined AAOA, the directory has long been recognized as a prime resource to locate contractors, suppliers, real estate attorneys, and virtually any other professional an apartment owner or manager may need.

“The new contractor directory will significantly help our members locate qualified professionals seeking to offer services and bid their jobs,” said David Edwards, Director of Member Services for AAOA.

As for contractors, the new directory is fully automated and posts contractor information in real time. This allows contractors the opportunity to compete for landlord business in their community or nationwide. With approximately 500 geographic subdivisions, a contractor or contractor registering in the directory can zero in on specific localities or elect to be in as many as they desire. The new service provides maximum flexibility and exposure while providing excellent information for landlords. Giving the contractors an opportunity to provide online discount coupons, display their websites and communicate with members via email are all enhancements to the new directory. According to Edwards, the AAOA believes it will be adding another 15,000 contractors to the directory over the next 12 months.

“The contractor directory is the backbone of the association,” claims Edwards. The American Apartment Owners Association also offers discounted tenant screening, lower rate mortgages and insurance as well as an array of legal forms, supplies and online news for real estate investors. According to Edwards, the American Apartment Owners Association maintains the largest apartment owner database of its kind and serves landlords nationwide.

About American Apartment Owners Association:

Based in Denver, Colorado, the American Apartment Owners Association is the largest national association for small and medium size income property owners of its kind. Offering virtually every type of service required to successfully manage rental property, the American Apartment Owners Association caters to its membership by negotiating discounts for most services, such as tenant screening and financing, and providing landlords with feedback and support for most day-to-day property management needs. For more information, visit www.american-apartment-owners-association.org