Your job creates a living; rental real estate create a lifestyle

The beauty of rental real estate is it is passive.  Or mostly passive.  Particularly if you have a property manager taking care of it for you. It sits there quietly appreciating (most of the time).  Like any investment it does not go up all of the time.  There are dips and swings.  But over time…

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Fall Maintenance Checklist for Tenants

  With winter just around the corner, now is the time to get out and take care of those items that will insure you have a warm and safe winter.  Here are a list of things tenants can do to make sure their home is ready for the coming winter. Drain water lines to sprinklers…

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A New Age in Property Management

At Full Service Property Management we like to pride ourselves on forward thinking.  We are not satisfied with the status quo — collecting rent and repairing broken appliances.  We are constantly pushing ourselves and the envelope in search of new and innovative solutions to residential property management. The Problem Property management as an industry is…

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Preferred Vendors

We are pleased to be associated with the following vendors: Pest Control: Eco Elite Pest Control is a quality pest control company that is easy to work with. Septic Pump: In Snohomish County we ask A Wesco Septic to take care of all our septic needs. Roofing: For roofing we have found Bergin Roofing to…

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Real Estate — the great Wealth Builder (ROI)

by Peter Nelson       3/27/2018      How to calculate the astronomical return on investment (ROI) from rental real estate! How Rental Real Estate build wealth It was 1989 and I was laying in bed thinking about the real estate I owned.  Real estate in Bend, OR back then was appreciating at the rate…

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Sell or Rent — the new conundrum for Seattle property owners

by Peter Nelson       12/15/2017      Sell your Seattle property, or turn it into a rental? Sell or Rent ?? With the real estate market booming in Seattle in both the brokerage and rental markets, many owners are tasked with the decision of whether to sell their property or turn it over to…

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Leasing only…or full service property management?

by Peter Nelson    December 7, 2017     Which property management model works best for you Many DIY landlords consider the pros and cons of going with full service property management versus having us find a tenant and then the owner takes over the management.  There are several issues to consider and we will try…

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Two Guarantees for Screening Good Tenants

by Peter Nelson    October 6, 2017     How to’s: Property Management Tenant Screening    If you have been a landlord any length of time you likely have a tenant horror story to tell.  Unfortunately no tenant screening is absolutely perfect.  But after over 30 years of leasing experience, there are some tried-and-true tenant screening…

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How to shop for a Property Manager

by Peter Nelson | Feb. 19, 2015 Homeowners and property owners are faced with this decision every day — how to shop for a property manager and select the right one.  It is a daunting task.  Here you have a property worth $1/2 – 1 million dollars or more and a owner is expected to…

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