The couple pulls up in a snazzy-looking car. As they get out and walk up to the front door you are checking them out and saying “Man, these look like just the people I want to rent to!” You open the front door and everyone is all smiles. Not so fast!!! The Good Everyone looking…

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It happens more often than any of us would like to admit, where we need to lease up a property but it cannot command the price we want, need, or expect.  In this instance many owners will hold on to the “bottom line” – the lowest number in their mind they are willing to accept,…

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We get asked all the time: “Is now a good time to be renting my home out?” The short answer: unequivocally yes! In the 30 years we have lived and rented in the Seattle market there has never been a better time. Here’s why. Vacancy Rate Vacancy rates are at historic lows. We consider anything…

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We’ve been having trouble with listings on Zillow lately. So I went online “through the front door” to check on one of our own listings. While I was researching that my eyes fell on the photo below. This is the hero image for a rental property. (Definitely not one of ours!) Now if you are…

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On April 3rd CEO Peter Nelson hosted the first FSPM Happy Hour. This one was for owners, and was full of both timely, useful, and uplifting information. Topics included: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Seattle rental market and FSPM FSPM response to the virus Owner/Tenant Resources Market forecast for 2020 and beyond Q&A and prizes!…

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