Most common concerns brought up by Residents

Neighbor disputes. If you are having an issue with your neighbor, this isn’t something a property manager gets involved with. Our recommendation is to try to work it out with your neighbor. If your neighbor is doing something against the community rules (like not picking up after their pet), then you can submit a formal…

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6 Tips to help new wave of smart Investors protect their property

Because we are investors and a property management company with an amazingly low eviction rate, we get new investors all the time ask us how they protect their property from putting bad tenants and being one of those famed horror stories that you always hear about and keeps you from ever wanting to become a…

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Things You Should And Should Not Do to Find Great Tenants

Seattle

Below are some quick tips for you to think about next time you are looking to find a good quality tenant. Since landlords are the highest sued in real estate I think I will start with the things you should not do:   Don’t Discriminate. Not only is illegal, but it is also illogical. You…

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5 Tips For Landlords to Keep your Good Tenants

As you may or may not yet know, the key to having a successful rental property is to first find a good tenant. I can not tell you how many times we screened and selected good tenants only to find they gradually become bad tenants? Why is that? There is a combination of reasons that…

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How NOT to get sued over security deposit issues

There is a reason that this is the #1 cause for landlords to be sued! Most landlords do not have any type of policy or procedure that they follow and always think this is just something they will deal with when it happens… First thing to clarify, it’s not only wise to keep separate bank accounts for each property’s security deposits, but…

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Should You or Should You Not Text Your Tenants?

Texting a tenant can be a very convenient way to communicate with them.  It’s an easy way to have a quick, real time conversation with them without having to call them on the phone. Receiving a text is also convenient and quick. This can be a blessing, but it could also create headaches. If you…

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What Maintenance Is Your Tenant Responsible For?

What Maintenance Is Your Tenant Responsible For? The Landlord is not the only one with the responsibility to keep the rental unit reasonably maintained. State and local laws require the tenant to do their part as well. If a health and safety problem is the result of your tenant not keeping up their end of…

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Is Buying a Turnkey Property More Expensive Than Doing It Yourself?

That is the age-old question and it is assumed that it is always cheaper to do it yourself.   The quick answer is that in most cases if experienced, yes it would be cheaper to do it yourself.  But at what effort, time and cost?   You can come out with a better deal when you actually…

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4 Surefire ways for landlords to get their rent money

Being able to collect rent on time is one of the most fundamentally important aspects of being a landlord. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the aspects that feels most out of your control. Many new landlords think it’s up to the tenants to pay rent wherever and whenever it’s due and your only option is to evict those…

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Things Every New Real Estate Investor MUST Be Doing On A Constant Basis

The world of real estate investing can be an intimidating one. The sheer volume of information alone is enough to scare even experienced investors – let alone new ones. However, there are several principles that can guide you through your introduction to the industry. If – at any point in your initial year as an…

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