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...
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Crime Prevention for Your Seattle Rental Property
System - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Fair Housing Tips: Seattle Property Management Education
System - Monday, June 8, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Screening Tenants in Seattle Like a Property Manager
System - Monday, March 16, 2015
Your Seattle rental home is probably one of your most important investments, and you want to make sure it is treated well and enjoyed by high quality tenants. That’s why tenant screening is crucial. When you get the wrong tenant in your property, things can get very complicated very quickly. You don’t want to be chasing your t...
How to Interview a Seattle Property Management Company
System - Tuesday, March 3, 2015
When you’re searching for a property management company to handle your Seattle rental, you can learn a lot when you spend some time interviewing. Most people start by researching a company online, and that’s a good idea. Check out a property management company’s website and get an idea of what kind of work they do and wh...
3 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Seattle Rental Home
System - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Maintenance and repairs at your Seattle rental home really break into three different categories. There is preventative maintenance, which is what you do to keep your property in good shape and avoid more expensive problems in the long run. There is sudden maintenance that’s needed, such as a broken garbage disposal or a closet door...
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