Gretchen Bear

Sr. Property Manager

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Work: (206) 577-0597
Fax: (206) 523-0315

Gretchen recently joined RPA as a property manager bringing over 20 years of management experience. Gretchen cut her teeth with the purchase of a big old house in the fast-paced rental environment of the University District. She has since placed tenants and managed homes in neighborhoods all over the city.
Gretchen’s focus on positive and proactive communications supports her outstanding record of placing quality tenants in quality properties. From high-end single family homes to classic Capitol Hill apartment buildings, Gretchen knows how to work with owners to keep pace with the latest laws and attract the savvy renters of today’s Seattle market.
Gretchen and her husband own a handful of rentals including a classic Seattle houseboat, the Sugar Shack, one of Seattle’s favorite romantic hotspots on Airbnb. Gretchen teaches Landlording 101 at North Seattle College and has been a consultant for first-time landlords through her business of the same name ( She has a BA in Marketing from Southern Utah University.