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Key Factors to Valuing a Bellevue Rental Property

Key Factors to Valuing a Bellevue Rental Property Investing in a Bellevue rental property can be a lucrative business, but it requires some knowledge to get the best return on investment out of your properties.  Do you know the value of your rental property? Whether you're looking to buy a new...

Identifying New Properties: What Seattle Neighborhoods Should You Invest In?

Identifying New Properties: What Seattle Neighborhoods Should You Invest In? Seattle is a desirable city for renters and real estate investors alike! Rental properties are always in high demand. However, neighborhood quality can vary greatly, and not all neighborhoods are created equal for investors.  While some areas have...

Classifying Neighborhoods in the Real Estate Investment Industry

Classifying Neighborhoods in the Real Estate Investment Industry The real estate industry has plenty of variables when it comes to property values and making smart investments. Ask any Seattle property management professional about the most important aspects of a good rental, and they’ll likely say "location" is...

10 Ways to Increase Renter Retention: Insight from Expert Seattle Property Managers

10 Ways to Increase Renter Retention: Insight from Expert Seattle Property Managers Quality residents are hard to come by. Some renters pay the rent on time and take care of your property. Other tenants may never pay rent, damage what you own, and leave you in a mess. Cleaning up after bad renters and losing rental income hurts...

Bellevue Property Management Tips to Succeed with Income Properties! Education 101

Bellevue Property Management Tips to Succeed with Income Properties! Education 101 Investing in real estate is one of the more reliable (and popular) ways to create long-term wealth. However, as with other ways to invest, property owners can get burned without the right information and skills to succeed with income properties. ...

10 Ways to Spend Capital To Attract Quality Renters (and Increase ROI): Property Management Seattle

10 Ways to Spend Capital To Attract Quality Renters (and Increase ROI): Property Management Seattle Real estate investors should always look for ways to increase their return on investment. Your ROI is a crucial metric to determine the success, or failure, of the rental property. One of the best ways to generate more income and boost ROIs is with...

Can Spending Money on Your Rental Property Help You Raise Your Profits?

Can Spending Money on Your Rental Property Help You Raise Your Profits? Any real estate investor who puts money into rental property aims to make a lucrative return on investment in the process. It allows property owners to generate consistent income and establish equity in an easy and relatively secure manner. However,...

What To Do When Tenants Disappear and Leave Belongings Behind

What To Do When Tenants Disappear and Leave Belongings Behind As you grow a real estate investment portfolio in Seattle, you'll encounter a wide variety of renter situations. Whether they're coming, going, or renewing a lease for another term, no two residents are the same.  What happens when a renter moves...

Budgeting For Maintenance Protects Your Properties

Budgeting For Maintenance Protects Your Properties What's your rental property maintenance budget? Successful Bellevue investors know that planning and budgeting for routine maintenance (and emergency repairs) helps maximize ROIs and reduce overall costs. However, without the right approach to...

What Kind of Insurance Coverage Do Landlords Need?

What Kind of Insurance Coverage Do Landlords Need? Your homeowner's insurance isn't enough! Operating rental properties in Seattle means you own and operate a business. With a business comes the need for the right insurance coverage to protect your properties, income, and business from potential...

Investing Basics 101: Insight From Seattle Property Managers

Investing Basics 101: Insight From Seattle Property Managers Don't underestimate the foundations of real estate! Success as a Seattle rental property owner requires a commitment to basic principles, strategies, and practices that help your properties stand out, stay occupied, and generate the most income for...

Forms of Discrimination in Housing: Seattle Property Management Tips

Forms of Discrimination in Housing: Seattle Property Management Tips Please note: This article is not legal advice. For up-to-date information and guidance, reach out to your attorney or Real Property Associates. As a Seattle property management company, it's not uncommon for us to see a preference in investors to...

A Seattle Property Management Guide to Rental Property Tax Deductions

A Seattle Property Management Guide to Rental Property Tax Deductions Being a Seattle rental property owner can be a great feeling: you're building a lasting legacy for yourself and your family—plus, it’s a great source of long-term income! However, to experience the benefits of real estate and the Seattle rental...

Get Shorter Vacancy Cycles for Your Home Rentals, Seattle Investors!

Get Shorter Vacancy Cycles for Your Home Rentals, Seattle Investors! Warren Buffet simplified investing into two rules when he said, 'Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.' However, if a Seattle-area property owner has long-term vacancy cycles, they’re breaking rule number one: the most...

Top Success Tips for Investors From Seattle Apartment Managers

Top Success Tips for Investors From Seattle Apartment Managers Becoming a residential rental property investor means you must go through a learning curve. While you may have experience as a renter in the past, that doesn't qualify you as a rental property owner! As Seattle apartment managers, we understand that...

The Best Rental Upgrades | Tips From Property Management in Seattle

The Best Rental Upgrades | Tips From Property Management in Seattle What are some of the best ways landlords can improve the ROI for their Seattle rental properties? In addition to being an excellent landlord, it might be time for some property upgrades! As a top provider of property management in Seattle, we're...

Increasing Renewals and ROI | Tips From Property Management in Seattle

Increasing Renewals and ROI | Tips From Property Management in Seattle Seattle residents have an incredible amount of choice in the marketplace. From homes provided by independent landlords to REITs consisting of blocks of houses, apartments, and townhomes, there is a bevy of options available for renters to choose...

Communication in a Disaster | Tips From Property Management in Seattle

Communication in a Disaster | Tips From Property Management in Seattle It can be scary and concerning for Seattle renters when they can't get in touch with their landlord! Under "normal," everyday conditions, your residents need to know they can reach you if they have a maintenance emergency. They also appreciate quick...

Thriving in a Crisis | Tips From Property Management in Seattle

Thriving in a Crisis | Tips From Property Management in Seattle Is your real estate portfolio recession-proof—or at least, recession-resistant? Take it from property management in Seattle: investors can't count on a steady, positive economy year after year without any fluctuations. What happens to your...

Maintenance and COVID-19 | Tips From Property Management in Seattle

Maintenance and COVID-19 | Tips From Property Management in Seattle Handling routine maintenance and property repairs are hands-on tasks. When social distancing requires different protocols, how can landlords keep up with the maintenance that your properties need to stay in good condition? What happens when...

Creating Crisis Plans | Tips From Property Management in Seattle

Creating Crisis Plans | Tips From Property Management in Seattle No one wants to have to plan for, acknowledge, and live through a crisis—but being unprepared when hard times strike can make it difficult to recover. Your investment properties are one of the most stable ways to generate passive long-term...

For the Best Property Management, Seattle Landlords, Make Payments Easier!

For the Best Property Management, Seattle Landlords, Make Payments Easier! Enforcing rental payments can often be a challenge—even when an economic crisis isn't affecting how your residents can pay the rent. When dealing with social distancing and a crisis like COVID-19, collecting the rent becomes more difficult for...

Property Management | Seattle Landlords: Your Renter Relationships Matter!

Property Management | Seattle Landlords: Your Renter Relationships Matter! As the best property management Seattle offers, we know that landlord-renter relationships can quickly deteriorate during a crisis without a plan to maintain a positive atmosphere. When an economic disaster affects your residents' abilities to pay...

Payment Plans for Struggling Residents | Seattle Property Management Tips

Payment Plans for Struggling Residents | Seattle Property Management Tips As a Seattle property management professional, we always recommend that property investors set the rental rate for their Seattle rental properties based on their unique rental analysis results. As as provider of the best property management Seattle...

What to Do If Residents Can't Pay Rent | Seattle Property Management Tips

What to Do If Residents Can't Pay Rent | Seattle Property Management Tips If you haven't seen it yet yourself, property owners could soon experience residents struggling to pay the rent. With the current COVID-19 crisis, the state of the economy is making it hard for many people to keep their jobs and pay their bills....

Seattle's Winter Eviction Ban: Seattle Apartment Managers Weigh In

Seattle's Winter Eviction Ban: Seattle Apartment Managers Weigh In Have you heard about the new winter eviction moratorium? The Seattle City Council recently passed a new law that prohibits most evictions from taking place between December 1 through March 1, despite the availability of alternative methods like...

Is Your Rent Too High? Too Low? Insight From West Seattle Property Management

Is Your Rent Too High? Too Low? Insight From West Seattle Property Management The ideal rental rate isn't a myth! Every investment property has a monthly rental price that is not too low, not too high, but just right.  Renters are smart: whether you rent to millennials, Baby Boomers, or everyone in between, your residents...

What Is a Rental Analysis? Guidance From Apartment Management (Seattle)

What Is a Rental Analysis? Guidance From Apartment Management (Seattle) Setting the ideal monthly rent for your investment properties can feel like a guessing game. As much as you might want to set the monthly rent at a price you have in mind, your property and the rental market are the true drivers of how much you can...

Top Tips for Better Listing Photos From Seattle Rental Management

Top Tips for Better Listing Photos From Seattle Rental Management Cellphones cameras have come a long way since the early days of trying to take a grainy selfie with a rear-facing-only camera. Today's cellphone cameras have plenty of pixels for high-quality photos. You can even edit images on your phone these...

Write Effective Property Listings: Tips From Seattle Property Managers

Write Effective Property Listings: Tips From Seattle Property Managers What's the buzz on your investment properties in Seattle? If people aren't talking about your properties when they're ready for a new renter, it's time to take a look at your property listings and how you advertise your Seattle rental homes The buzz...

'Is This Seattle Property a Good Investment?' Here's How to Strike Gold

'Is This Seattle Property a Good Investment?' Here's How to Strike Gold How can a property investor in Seattle know if they're considering a property that will be a good investment? There are no guarantees that you're making a good choice when buying your next investment property. However, without the right information...
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