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How Can Seattle Property Owners Control Vacancy Rates as Rents Decrease? | Rental Management Advice

The Seattle rental market is changing, and we want you to know that we are taking the necessary steps to protect your investment and ensure you’re earning as much as you can on it. SJA Property Management is an industry leader in the Puget Sound area, including Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland and Seattle. Today, we’re giving you an update about what’s going on in the general rental market and how we’re adapting.

We’re glad to be working with you, and we work hard every day to give you the best property management service we can. (more…)

A Rent Raising Strategy that Seattle Landlords Can Bank On


SJA Property Management is a leader in the property management industry serving the Puget Sound area including Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Seattle, and surrounding cities. Today, we want to talk about pricing your rental. This information can apply to the first time you put your property on the market, or to the renewal rate you want to settle on when a tenant’s lease is up.


The Difficulties of Managing a Rental Property from Afar | Redmond, WA Landlord Advice for Out of State Owners

There are some unique difficulties that landlords have when they’re managing from afar, whether that means they’re out of the general area, out of the state, or even out of the country. If you are a landlord who isn’t in the same town as your investment property, there are several things you want to think about. (more…)

Managing Your Emotions When Self-Managing a Rental Property | Professional Tips for Redmond DIY Landlords

Today, we’re talking about an issue that comes up quite a bit in landlord forums and rental property management in general. It’s how to keep your emotions in check when dealing with your tenant. The best way I found to do this is to manage your rental like a business. It really is a business, and you have to treat it that way. The biggest mistake self-managing homeowners make is to get into personal relationships with their tenants. This is great, outside of the property management field. When it comes to real estate investing, you need to treat your tenants the way you would treat anyone else in a business relationship. This will bring better results and keep you out of emotionally charged situations. (more…)

DIY vs. Professional Property Management | How to Be an Effective Landlord in the Seattle Area

SJA Property Management is an industry leader in the Puget Sound area including Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland and Seattle.

Property owners often ask whether self-management is a good idea. There are a few important questions you need to ask yourself before you decide to pursue DIY property management. First, will you be in the general area? If you’re moving out of state, you should hire a management company. There are too many issues that can cost you money when you’re not in the same city or at least a neighboring city. If you are going to be in the area and you’re an active investor, it might work for you. You need to consider it a part time job, and to be effective and limit your risk, you need to consider a few things.


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