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How Home Tech Devices Can Make Your Seattle Rental Property More Profitable

How Home Tech Devices Can Make Your Seattle Rental Property More Profitable Successful rental property owners know how important it is to stay current with the latest trends in technology. The home tech industry has changed drastically over the last few years, and rental property management companies recommend adapting to...

The Secret to Calculating ROI for a Financed Rental Property in Seattle

The Secret to Calculating ROI for a Financed Rental Property in Seattle When investing in Seattle real estate, there are many factors to consider when determining the success of a property. One important metric is the return on investment (ROI)! Use ROI to determine the success of a single rental property, or use this...

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...

Return on Investment: Calculating ROI in Property Management

Return on Investment: Calculating ROI in Property Management Investing in residential property is an opportunity many take advantage of to build long-term income. However, before investors can purchase a property (or analyze profit), they must understand how to calculate ROI!  Seattle property managers help...

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,...

Why Enforcing the Lease is Important (and How Seattle Property Managers Can Help)

Why Enforcing the Lease is Important (and How Seattle Property Managers Can Help) If you conduct routine property inspections (or work with Seattle property managers that do them for you), you're probably aware of resident instances of failing to follow the lease. From not keeping up with their responsibilities to care for your...

My Renter Damaged My Seattle Property, Now What?

My Renter Damaged My Seattle Property, Now What? Discovering more people living in your rental than are legally on the lease is a problem. Property damage caused by renters is also a common problem many Seattle real estate investors face.  Sometimes the damage is accidental. When that happens,...

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...

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...

Advanced Rental Payments: Insight From Seattle Property Management

Advanced Rental Payments: Insight From Seattle Property Management Please note: This article is not legal advice. For up-to-date information and guidance, reach out to your attorney or Real Property Associates. It is not uncommon for investors to encounter renters at some point in their career as property owners...

Real Estate Entities: Insight From Seattle Property Management

Real Estate Entities: Insight From Seattle Property Management Please note: This article is not legal advice. For up-to-date information and guidance, reach out to your attorney or Real Property Associates. When you don't own multiple rental homes in Seattle, you may think the easiest option for handling...

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...

Out-of-State Investments Are Easy With Seattle Property Management

Out-of-State Investments Are Easy With Seattle Property Management The average price of a home in the Seattle area was $760,000 in 2019; in Bloomington (Indiana's most expensive city to call home), it was only around $261,000. This steep difference in value isn't the only reason why Seattle has been a desirable...

Growing Portfolios With Tips From Seattle Property Management

Growing Portfolios With Tips From Seattle Property Management Real estate investments are a solid vehicle for anyone looking to break out of the 9 to 5 lifestyle, achieve financial stability, and secure retirement. However, growing a profitable real estate investment portfolio takes a lot of...

Beginning a Portfolio With Seattle Property Management

Beginning a Portfolio With Seattle Property Management Sustainable wealth is built upon a foundation of real estate investments in the Seattle area that are held long term for the sake of your financial future. The more assets, the merrier—although the workload can quickly get extensive. With the help...

Seattle Property Management Services Make Renting to Pet Owners Easier

Seattle Property Management Services Make Renting to Pet Owners Easier Contrary to popular belief, renting out your single-family homes, condos, or apartments to renters with pets can be beneficial. It gives you access to a wider pool of potential renters, and as a Seattle property management company will tell you,...

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...

Home Rentals, Seattle Renters, and Reasonable Accommodation

Home Rentals, Seattle Renters, and Reasonable Accommodation If you own and operate home rentals, Seattle investors, it’s your responsibility to make sure that all of your renters are well-cared for, regardless of their needs—and this includes people with disabilities. For instance, if someone in a wheelchair...

Professional Maintenance Makes Seattle Property Management Worth It

Professional Maintenance Makes Seattle Property Management Worth It As any Seattle property management firm will tell you, real estate gains in the Seattle area have the potential to be non-stop. You just have to keep your rental property running in ship-shape through consistent maintenance.  However, are you:...

Dodge These Common Mistakes for Your Home Rentals, Seattle Investors!

Dodge These Common Mistakes for Your Home Rentals, Seattle Investors! In his book Good to Great, writer Jim Collins observed that 'Great vision without great people is irrelevant.' For a Seattle property owner, bringing a great vision to reality takes hard work, a healthy appetite for risk, and a lot of time. However,...

What Traits Should You Seek in a Seattle Property Management Company?

What Traits Should You Seek in a Seattle Property Management Company? There are over 847,000 employees providing property management services in the United States alone. Yet, even with all those choices, it’s still easy to end up with the wrong Seattle property management company without proper research. However, if...

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...

How a Seattle Property Management Company Supports Property Owners

How a Seattle Property Management Company Supports Property Owners Whether it’s due to a lack of mental bandwidth—or only having a single pair of arms—most people struggle to juggle. Barbara Walters once remarked, 'Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn’t is someone whom I admire but have...

'Professional Tenant?' You Need a Seattle Property Management Company

'Professional Tenant?' You Need a Seattle Property Management Company Every business has assets and liabilities. For a Seattle-area rental property owner, one of the biggest liabilities can be a 'Professional Tenant.' Not only can they be a waste of time and money, but the frustration they cause can feel like a job in...

Difficult Renters in Your Home Rentals, Seattle Investors? Do This

Difficult Renters in Your Home Rentals, Seattle Investors? Do This You could be the fairest and most flexible property owner imaginable, but that doesn't mean you're not going to encounter difficult residents. No matter what you do, it seems impossible to make one of these renters delighted—or even just satisfied!...

Building Your Portfolio With Seattle Property Management

Building Your Portfolio With Seattle Property Management Whether you want to generate passive income or build long-term wealth, investing in rental properties is an excellent option. Finding the best rental properties at the right time with an experienced Seattle property management partner is your first...

Key Marketing Benefits for Investors Who Partner With Seattle Property Management

Key Marketing Benefits for Investors Who Partner With Seattle Property Management Being a rental property owner in Seattle is advantageous for a wide variety of reasons—including being a source of additional income. However, owning rental property comes with many added responsibilities in order to generate a profit, and part of...

Should You Hire a Seattle Property Manager to Handle Your Investments?

Should You Hire a Seattle Property Manager to Handle Your Investments? Purchasing investment property means you have two options: You can handle the day-to-day functions yourself You can work with a skilled Seattle property manager. If you're the type who likes everything to run like clockwork—including your rental...

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....

How to Choose a Property Management Company (Seattle)

How to Choose a Property Management Company (Seattle) Deciding to hire a property manager is an excellent way to grow your real estate portfolio income—but it's not the only decision you need to make. Choosing the best property management company (Seattle area) can be a tough follow-up choice! The...

Hiring Seattle Rental Management Is a Smart Investment for Your Portfolio!

Hiring Seattle Rental Management Is a Smart Investment for Your Portfolio! You probably chose real estate because you can earn a significant income from investment properties. With expert Seattle rental management, you have the potential to make even more money than you would otherwise when trying to juggle everyday...

Washington Eviction Process Legal Advice | Need to Know's for Managing Your Seattle Rental Property

  Seattle property management companies and landlords need to follow a series of specific steps when performing a residential eviction in Washington. Brian Read, an experienced landlord and tenant attorney who has worked with RPA for several years,...
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