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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 With Seattle Property Management

Key Marketing Benefits for Investors 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...

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...

Raising the Rent in Seattle: How to Do It Right and Keep Your Renters

Raising the Rent in Seattle: How to Do It Right and Keep Your Renters Before you advertise your Seattle rental property, you want to make sure you set an ideal monthly rent rate to attract quality renters. When your rental price is too low, you lose money every month. If your monthly rent is set too high, you'll...

Crucial Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Seattle Landlords

Crucial Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Seattle Landlords Keeping your Seattle rental property in excellent condition is a year-round effort! From preparing your property for the changing seasons to getting a property ready for new renters, regular maintenance is a critical part of having a profitable...

Another Seattle Landlord Tenant Regulation is Proposed

Another Seattle Landlord Tenant Regulation is Proposed  

First Lawsuit for the New First In Time Ordinance Seattle

The Seattle Times reports the first lawsuit to Seattle's new landlord / tenant ordinance.  We have heard rumors of several more to follow from other individuals and organizations.   It will be interesting to see how this all plays out:

Getting Your House Ready to Rent to a Tenant | A Seattle Property Management How To

Getting Your House Ready to Rent to a Tenant | A Seattle Property Management How To If you’re an investor buying a home specifically for this purpose, getting your house ready to rent is pretty easy. However, if you have been living in the property and you’re now turning it into a rental property, preparing your home for a tenant...

Rental Marketing How To – Seattle Property Management Advice

Rental Marketing How To – Seattle Property Management Advice Rental advertising has evolved from placing nickel ads in the classified section of local newspapers to major marketing campaigns on a variety of platforms, including websites and social media. This is a critical part of finding a good tenant and...

Best Rental Improvements for Top Dollar Rent in Seattle

Best Rental Improvements for Top Dollar Rent in Seattle To earn top rent in the Seattle market, you need to provide a property that’s desirable and modern. While there’s no need to completely remodel your property, you should make a few key improvements that will make a huge difference in attracting and...

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,...

Advancements in Technology for Property Management in Seattle, WA – Landlord Education

Advancements in Technology for Property Management in Seattle, WA – Landlord Education   At Real Property Associates, we have been providing property management services to Seattle, Everett, Bellevue and all the cities and neighborhoods in between for 25 years. We’re taking a look back at how our industry once looked and all the ways...

Jay Young speaks about RPA Property Management

Jay Young speaks about RPA Property Management

Why Hire a Property Manager

Why Hire a Property Manager    

Local apartment rents continue climbing

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-apartment-rents-continue-climbing Rent hikes in King County show no signs of letting up, despite a huge wave of new apartments. Landlords expect to increase rents by an average 3 percent between September...

Scammers right at home in sizzling rental market

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/news/scammers-right-at-home-in-sizzling-rental-market/ The Craigslist ads and the emails from the alleged landlords are often full of grammatical errors, but the rental price is too good to pass up. "Only $1,200...

Five Benefits Of Hiring A Property Manager

Five Benefits Of Hiring A Property Manager Sarah Gabot, writing for Zillow, outlines 5 reasons you may want someone helping you with property management for your Seattle area home.

Six Suggestions For Owners Who Rent Their Homes Or Apartments To Pet Owners

According to an MSN article, investors and owners of single family homes and apartments who ignore potential tenants with pets are making a mistake (see our previous post on the subject for reasons why).

Study Shows Six Great Reasons Why Property Owners Should Allow Pets In Their Rental Homes and Apartments

In what may be the only published research on the subject, a FIREPAW study found that apartments that accepted pets not only didn't lose money, they actually gained more, to the tune of nearly $3,000 per apartment, per year. Property managers with...

Real Property Associates Owner Jay Young Interviewed About Problem Tenants By Bloomberg News

Real Property Associates Owner Jay Young Interviewed About Problem Tenants By Bloomberg News Jay Young, owner of Seattle area Real Property Associates for 21 years, was recently interviewed about rental real estate and property management by Bloomberg News.