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How to Advertise Your Rental Property Like Seattle Property Management Companies

System - Monday, June 13, 2016
Property Management Blog
Advertising your Seattle rental property strategically will make the difference between finding a highly qualified tenant and suffering through a long vacancy period. The goal is to get your property in front of as many people as possible, and to attract a large pool of interested tenants from which to choose.Maximize Your Marketing Effor...

How to Avoid Fair Housing Mistakes When Tenant Screening – Property Management Seattle Education

System - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Property Management Blog
Fair housing laws are in place to protect classes of people against discrimination when it comes to rental housing. When landlords violate these laws, it’s often because they don’t completely understand them. Avoid mistakes with fair housing by following these four tips.Be Consistent and FairYou have to treat everyone the same...

Seattle Property Management - Changes in Security Deposit Law update

System - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Property Management Blog
The real estate industry was was instrumental in changing the required timeframe for security deposit settlements from 14 to 21 days effective June 9, 2016.This means Landlords have more time to make an accurate and final accounting within a timeframe that is more reasonable. One important pitfall to be aware of however is that most lease...

Seattle Landlord Update - Local Seattle landlords face Fair Housing discipline

System - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Property Management Blog
The Civil Rights department of Sеаttlе has rесоrdеd diѕсriminаtiоn сhаrgеѕ аgаinѕt 23 lаndlоrdѕ after a progression оf sting ореrаtiоnѕ went fоr finding inсlinаtiоn against rеntеrѕ. The wоrkрlасе раid "analyzers" асting like prospective rеntеrѕ to check fоr illegal discriminat...

Should I rent my property Furnished or Unfurnished?

System - Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Property Management Blog
  We are often asked by property owners interesting in renting out their homes or a condominium is whether they should or could rent their property furnished as opposed to unfurnished. This is often due to a transfer out of town and not wanting to put the furnishings in storage.   While there can be some advantages to leasi...

Seattle Rental Property Maintenance for Landlords: Emergencies

System - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Property Management Blog
As a landlord in Seattle, you’re going to have to deal with occasional emergencies, even when your property is well maintained and in good condition. Inevitably, there will be a water heater leak, a breakdown in the heating system or a tree that falls onto the roof. It’s important that you respond quickly and properly. &n...

Should I Remodel Before Renting – Seattle Landlord Advice

System - Monday, July 6, 2015
Property Management Blog
We get a lot of questions from landlords and property investors who want to know if they should remodel their properties before putting them on the rental market. It really depends on how your home looks to prospective tenants, and whether you have the necessary money to invest in large upgrades and updates. Make the repairs and upgrades ...

Crime Prevention for Your Seattle Rental Property

System - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Property Management Blog
Seattle is routinely ranked one of the safest large cities in the nation, but no neighborhood is immune from criminal activity. The best way to manage the risk of crime is to prevent it, and you can protect your rental property and your tenants by ensuring your home is not an easy target for criminals.  Make sure there is adequate li...

Fair Housing Tips: Seattle Property Management Education

System - Monday, June 8, 2015
Property Management Blog
  Landlords in Seattle are subject to federal, state and local fair housing laws. It’s critical that you are up to date and well informed when it comes to fair housing requirements, otherwise you can get into a lot of legal and financial trouble. Discriminating against protected groups of tenants is not only illegal and un...

What is Normal Wear and Tear in Seattle?

System - Monday, May 25, 2015
Property Management Blog
  The identification of normal wear and tear in rental property can be highly subjective, and it does not help that the Landlord-Tenant Act neglects to define it. As a landlord in Seattle, you need to use common sense when deciding what constitutes normal wear and tear and what constitutes damage. You should also pay attention t...

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