Seattle-Central-King-County

2018 MID-YEAR RENTAL STATISTICS Rental Statistics update for King and Snohomish counties compared to our NWMLS competitors. We are so proud of our Property Management team at Lori Gill & Associates for their amazing work this year and it's only half way done! Review the highlights of...

How much should you charge for rent? This is the perennial question for property owners, and it's one that doesn't have an easy answer. You can look at the homes around you, but you really need to know how much your property is worth. Working with local information and local professionals can help you set the best rental rates for your properties.

Once, you looked at new properties with delight. You imagined what you could do if you managed a property business. You dreamed about connecting with tenants in a positive way, making renovations that increased the rental value of your properties, and working to build your portfolio so that you could achieve financial success and retire with financial security.

When it comes to property investment, Seattle is a place where the market really couldn't get much better for landlords. There's an avid rental market, with rising rents and keen tenants who will fill vacant properties quickly. Here's why you should invest in the Seattle rental market and how you can get over the worries that are holding you back.

Rent week is coming. That means that you're already feeling behind. Instead of being happy that the rent is coming, you dread the thought of rent week because for you, it means knocking on doors to track down those checks that didn't come in. Many landlords purchase rental properties because they want a passive income stream, only to discover that this income is anything but passive. Often, being a landlord can feel like you're constantly troubleshooting the next problem. You signed up for a rental investment, and you didn't expect to be dealing with chronically clogged toilets early on a Sunday morning. Is there a way to make it easier to own and manage your rental properties?

You have commercial property to rent. How do you go about finding the right tenants in a timely manner? Finding new tenants for your retail space in Seattle doesn't need to be intimidating, but you do need to understand the ins and outs of commercial rentals. How can you find the audience you need for the promotion of your retail space?

Ouch: it's time for everyone to move again. If you own and manage homes in a college district or if you have several multi-family Seattle rentals, certain times of the year can be difficult because many of your tenants will move. Spring and summer months are considered ideal for moving for several reasons, including the fact that most kids are out of school, and of course, the weather is generally more conducive to moving than other times of the year. You know that you will have tenant turnover, so what can you do to make this process easier, particularly during crunch time?