When you're a tenant, you may enter into a new landlord-tenant relationship with trepidation. Perhaps you've had wonderful landlords in the past, or you've experienced chronically late repairs and rules that change constantly. Every landlord is different. Working with a rental property management company is different too - in a good way. Property management companies can give you the consistency you crave in a landlord-tenant relationship.

Any property owner knows that while property management can sometimes flow smoothly, it's often a road that's full of negotiation and problem-solving. If you own and manage multiple properties, the number of problems you manage on a daily basis increases. House and condo property management can be overwhelming. This is especially true if you live far away from your property or if you simply can't give it daily attention. If you want your property to be a source of income security but not a source of daily headaches, here's how to make property management easier.

An election changes the economy even before the election occurs, and its influence continues in the months after a new government takes office. This year’s election is no exception, and owners, buyers, and tenants are all wondering how the election will change the Seattle housing market. If there are changes in the local housing marketing, how might they influence your Seattle rentals?

Are you looking to get into the multi-family rental market or do you currently own a multi-family property?  Multi-family properties can be a great investment, but more isn't always better or easier: More homes can mean more hassle. If you're trying to decide whether you should purchase a multi-family property, it's important to consider some of the associated challenges before you buy. But don't despair, there are hassle-free ways to meet those challenges.

When you own a beautiful property, you want to share it. Creating a vacation rental is one way to share your property with others. In the Pacific Northwest, people flock to the Lake Chelan area for its sunny summers and serene winters, fun on the lake, golf, wineries and many other features. If you’re tired of playing host to vacation rental guests during your vacation time, a property management company could be the right choice for your Lake Chelan vacation property and your property management needs.

Home safe home: when your tenants think about home, you want them to think about it with fondness, but you also want them to think about it with a feeling of security. Your rental homes must feel safe to tenants. This means that they need to be well-maintained and in good repair. As a property owner, keeping up with property repairs and maintenance can be a challenge. What can you do to stay on top of it all?

Last month, Property Manager Théo Montgomery visited the WithinReach hotline team and brought a $2,500 donation on behalf of Windermere Foundation, together with Windermere Property Management/Lori Gill & Associates. WithinReach connects families across the state to the resources they need to live healthy lives. They serve as a single point of entry to families who need help finding food assistance, health insurance, or child development resources in Washington.

How are your Seattle properties doing? If it feels like the property market is speeding up exponentially, you're right: Seattle's property market is the fourth-fastest growing rental market in the country. Rental rates are up and vacancy rates are down. What are the details of this constantly shifting local market, and how will they impact your business?