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Rental property management has changed a lot over the years. It used to be you'd spend hours on the phone or running from property to property to make sure that you addressed all of the concerns from your tenants. Today, you still need to have a personal touch, but you can also manage a lot of details about your properties using other technologies.

Why would your tenant stay in your rental property? In Seattle's busy real estate market, it seems that as soon as a tenant moves into a new property, he's on the lookout for a new one. However, you can make it advantageous for renters to stay in your property, and if you do, you'll reap the benefits of a more consistent group of tenants. Here are some tips on how to reduce your need to advertise vacancies and make it easier for your tenants to stay in your Seattle rentals.

Are your tenants sitting with a calculator in hand, trying to determine whether to move out of your Seattle rentals? If so, it's time to figure out how to keep them. If you're an exceptional landlord, tenants are less likely to want to leave. How can you convince them that staying in your current rental is in their best interest?

When you started to invest in rental properties, did you plan to manage many of them yourself? Property maintenance, tenant screening, promotion and advertising, finance -- the list of management duties can be overwhelming. If you're struggling to keep up with all of the details connected to your rental properties, here's what a rental property management company can do to simplify your ownership duties.

Happy holidays, welcome winter, and wow - is that a burst pipe in your rental property? During the winter months, rental property management can be anything but jolly. Cold temperatures, snow, and ice all have an impact on your properties and can lead to headaches in property management at this very busy time of the year.