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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...

Where to Buy Investment Property in Seattle: by a Local Property Manager

System - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Property Management Blog
While Seattle has some of the highest home prices in the country, they are still priced competitively compared to when we were at the height of the housing market. If you are thinking about making an investment purchase, now is the best possible time. Prices are still within reach and you can be sure the value of your investment will cont...

Property Inspection Tips for Seattle Landlords

System - Monday, April 27, 2015
Property Management Blog
One of the best ways to protect your rental property is by doing routine inspections. The most important property inspections occur right before a tenant moves in and right after that same tenant moves out. You also want to inspect your home during the leasing period and at Dave Poletti & Associates, we have found that the best way to...

When to Fire Your Property Management Company - Seattle Property Management Education

System - Monday, April 13, 2015
Property Management Blog
It’s always a good decision to hire a professional property manager to find you tenants and take care of the daily operations of your investment property. You have certain expectations when you begin working with a property manager, and if there are minor problems or disagreements, those things can usually be handled without termina...

5 Mistakes Seattle Landlords Make - Property Management Advice

System - Monday, March 30, 2015
Property Management Blog
One of the benefits of hiring a professional property manager is the level of experience and expertise that you get when you work with someone who knows the industry. Landlords who choose to manage their own rental properties can put themselves in legal and financial jeopardy if they aren’t careful. Today, we are discussing the most...

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