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All Posts Haunted Rental Stories The following are stories from our agents and their experiences with the supernatural. Working in Property Management, we are in and out of homes all day. We work with agents in and out of our office to show units to new tenants, and handling move-in and move-out inspections. We like to say we’ve seen it […]
All Posts Tasks to Tackle Before Temperatures Plummet   The following article was contributed for our republication by WinterizeGuys.  The work involved in carrying out their tips for maintaining your home in the winter may fall on a landlord, or on a tenant, depending on the item and on your lease.  Either way, it’s important to manage the process and ensure that someone […]
All Posts Meet JMW Group Agent Rebecca Farmer   Get to know JMW Group Agent Rebecca Farmer:   How long have you been in property management? How long have you been with JMW Group? I’ve been at JMW Group for 12 years, I started as office admin. After 4 years here, I started working as a leasing agent and property manager.   What’s […]
All Posts How to Hire the Right Vendor Need a good handyman or Sub-contractor? Use these questions to start your interview with a potential vendor. They will help you protect your investment property, both structurally and financially. Having a vendor list you can trust is crucial for maintaining your investment property while staying within your budget. If you know they’re going to get […]
All Posts How to Select the Right Property Manager   Looking for a Property Manager to manage your investment property? These tips will help guide your search for the right agent to manage your investment.    Carefully selecting the right property manager is one of, if not the, most important step of owning and success an investment property.  Having the right property manager will […]
All Posts Meet JMW Group Agent Alan Bonaci A Q&A with our agent, Alan Bonaci. How long have you been in property management? How long have you been with JMW Group? Almost 20 years now and with JMW Group for 12!  What’s the best part about working in Property Management? I enjoy the lifestyle it affords me. I have financial freedom, as well […]
All Posts An Opportunity for Landlords: ADU’s Seattle City Council’s recent vote gives homeowners more flexibility to rent their Additional Dwelling Units (ADU’s) or Detached Additional Dwelling Units (DADU’s) and less barriers to build new ADU’s.   Here’s what the legislation does: Increases the number of dwelling units allowed per lot from 1 to 2 units. Either 2 Attached ADU’s or 1 […]
All Posts Installing ESVE at Your Rental Property Electric vehicles are the future, there’s no escaping it. It seems there are more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road every day. There have been more than 800,000 electric vehicles purchased in the last few years, and more each day. Though a barrier to an electric car for some tenants is that they can’t […]
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All Posts Meet JMW Group Agent David Steinmetz A Q&A with our agent, David Steinmetz. How long have you been in property management? 19 years total, I’ve been at JMW for 13 years, since it started.   What’s the best part about working in Property Management? I’d have to say, the best part is the wide range of people you meet in this […]
All Posts Prevent Major Damage with These Devices Prevent Major Damage with these $30 Devices 4 devices around $30 that protect your rental from maintenance issues Normal wear and tear happens to all rentals, but the major disasters, like leaks and frozen pipes, those are the ones that Landlords and Tenants are all trying to avoid. We searched the web for those devices […]
All Posts Windermere Property Management / JMW Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon McCutcheon as Operations Manager   Windermere Property Management / JMW Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon McCutcheon as Operations Manager, effective May 13, 2019.     Born and raised in Southern California, Shannon has spent the last 10 years in Operations Management and Learning & Development managing complex projects, business development, and employee programs for large financial, mortgage and […]
All Posts Timing the Rental Market Timing the Rental Market   Knowing when to market your property is half the battle. Timing is a large part of profitably managing Investment Property. Vacancy is a landlord’s potentially largest variable expense. We say ‘potential’ because ideally, the vacancy rate is as close to zero as possible. By pricing a property correctly and understanding […]
All Posts Open Letter to Washington State Senator Kuderer Dear Senator Kuderer,   I am writing to share concerns over SB 5600.  As I read the proposed language, I am struck by the extent to which it goes beyond protection of tenants rights, and instead fundamentally infringes upon property owners rights.   It seems as though the legislation’s authors envision landlords as fat-cat tycoons.  […]
All Posts Spring Cleaning for your rental property: A quick guide to your Spring inspection Spring Cleaning your Rental Property Some things to remember for your Spring inspection of your Rental. The sun is shining a little longer after you get home these days, and you’re starting to notice those cobwebs you didn’t see all winter, and that the closet has really gotten away from you. It’s time to binge […]
All Posts Rental Maintenance: Appliance Troubleshooting Hopefully you’ve read our previous blog posts about maintenance and issue prevention on sinks and toilets, and the bonus on snow. If you haven’t, go ahead and check those out. We’ll wait here for ya! 😉   This week we’re covering appliances in the rental. Every rental property has a variety of different appliances, if […]
All Posts Rental Maintenance: Snow Rental Maintenance: Snowmaggedon 2019         What did we learn after Snowmaggedon 2019? Well, we already knew we couldn’t trust the weather predictions, and we knew we wouldn’t believe it till we saw it. Unfortunately, this year, when Seattle winter came, and it really took us by surprise.   What did this mean […]
All Posts Rental Maintenance: Toilets   You might have read our last blog about sinks and disposals. This week we’re going to cover the restroom and toilets. This was written with Jay LaBrie.   Property Management isn’t glamorous. If you’ve spent even just a day working on rental maintenance, you know it’s not always pretty. Sometimes, we have to deal […]
All Posts Rental Maintenance: Drains Over the next few blog posts, we’re going to focus on rental maintenance issues that are preventable when the owners and tenants are on the same page regarding the proper care of the home. These suggestions are based on our experiences with owners and tenants and the common mistakes that end up costing both parties […]
All Posts 2019: De-Clutter & Make More Money! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution to de-clutter your life? What about make more money? Complete both by cleaning out that storage unit you call your rental! Many of our owners use the garage or shed at their rental as storage for those items that are rarely used. Some owner even use it to […]
All Posts Mold in a Rental Seattle, and the PNW are their own little Mold Farms. You can’t go anywhere without some sort of moisture build up or something decomposing in this climate. In this environment, property owner and tenants must work together to combat mold in a rental and prevent the potential harmful health effects.     Property Owners Know […]