10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager
Setting the right rental rates: While looking through the classifieds to see what other landlords are charging for similar properties is a fine way to ballpark your rent price, a good property management company will conduct a thorough market study in order to set a rental price ...

How to be a good tenant

How to be a good tenant
1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you ...

How to be a good landlord/property manager:

How to be a good landlord/property manager:
1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you wou...

Renting a home in the winter? Four key tips to rent quick.

Renting a home in the winter?  Four key tips to rent quick.
Fall and winter are my favorite time a year. The air is crisp, the holidays are upon us and ski season is getting started. However, as a real estate agent that represents landlords, this time can be stressful. Maintenance issues can intensify; roofs leak, storms hit, gutters clog...

Do I Need A Home Inspection for My Rental Property?

Do I Need A Home Inspection for My Rental Property?
What you can’t see can’t hurt you, right? When it comes to managing your rental property, that is wrong! It is always important to inspect your rental.Getting ahead of an issue before they become a major issue is one of the important aspects to being successful as a p...

How to make sense of property valuations reports

How to make sense of property valuations reports
Lots of real estate agents and real estate tech companies offer home owners market valuation reports, also called market analysis or comparative market analysis.  The reports can be confusing to non-real estate professions so here are some things you should know for how to m...

What you need to ask for when buying a rental property.

Property Management Blog
Whether or not you are buying a single-family house, a duplex or a multifamily property there are things you need to address, during the buying process.  These important questions will let you know if you are buying someone else’s problems.  Here is what you need...

How To Rent A Home For The Highest Amount as Quickly as Possible

How To Rent A Home For The Highest Amount as Quickly as Possible
 Are you looking to rent your home for the maximum amount?  How about as quickly as possible?  Well, if you are considering renting then, I am sure you are wanting top dollar and a brief time on the market.  Do you know what the most important aspect to making...

Can A Little Vacancy in My Rental Be a Good Thing?

Can A Little Vacancy in My Rental Be a Good Thing?
The short answer: normal turnover is good, but vacancy should be kept to a minimum.I have managed rental properties in the Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas for over 16 years.  Which has allowed me to see some of the mindsets that can lead an owner down the rabbit hole of los...

How Important is Landscaping when I Sell or Rent a Property?

Property Management Blog
One of the most important things any seller or landlord can do to stand out and make their property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants, is to clean up the yard when prepping the house. The list of things to do to get ready to put a home on the market can be daunting. ...
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