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Painting Your Rental

How Often Should You Re-Paint? The short answer is: every three to five years. The long answer is: it depends on the wear and tear on your walls. This is where regular inspections of your home will help you plan for your future. Consider checking in on the condition of your rental at least once […]
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Hosting at Your Rental Amid COVID-19 this Holiday Season

    We by no means encourage hosting anyone for the holidays this year. This blog is meant to offer suggest ways to stay safe and healthy this holiday season amid what appears to be a third wave of COVID-19. Maybe you have family coming into town or maybe you’re the family going to visit […]
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Your Fall Rental To-Do List

Fall Proactive Cleaning for your Rental Here are some proactive things you can do to your rental property to prepare it for the fall & winter seasons. Your rental lease with the tenants probably lays out maintenance responsibilities along the lines of ‘tenants are responsible for the furnace filter and light bulbs, and the owner […]
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Living Room with neutral furniture.

Painting Your Rental

By JWM Group | January 15, 2021

How Often Should You Re-Paint? The short answer is: every three to five years. The long answer is: it depends on the wear and tear on your walls. This is where regular inspections of your home will help you plan for your future. Consider checking in on the condition of your rental at least once […]

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Avoiding Fraudulent Rental Listings

By JWM Group | December 4, 2020

With every great new tool available to the public, there’s always someone out there who takes advantage of it and these days, it seems scammers area all over the place. While looking for a new place to live, or for someone to manage your property, using internet search engines and email can be difficult to […]

4 family members, 2 little girls and their parents, are eating holiday dinner with blurred holiday decorations in the background.

Hosting at Your Rental Amid COVID-19 this Holiday Season

By JWM Group | November 20, 2020

    We by no means encourage hosting anyone for the holidays this year. This blog is meant to offer suggest ways to stay safe and healthy this holiday season amid what appears to be a third wave of COVID-19. Maybe you have family coming into town or maybe you’re the family going to visit […]

Your Fall Rental To-Do List

By JWM Group | November 6, 2020

Fall Proactive Cleaning for your Rental Here are some proactive things you can do to your rental property to prepare it for the fall & winter seasons. Your rental lease with the tenants probably lays out maintenance responsibilities along the lines of ‘tenants are responsible for the furnace filter and light bulbs, and the owner […]

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3 Tips to Effectively Market Your Rental

By JWM Group | October 23, 2020

Most property managers/landlords can attest to how tiring and time consuming the leasing process can be when it’s time to place your rental on the market once again. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods proven to help things go a little smoother and save you some valuable time! Here are some small tips […]

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The Top 10 Desired Amenities in Rentals

By JWM Group | October 9, 2020

  Which items regularly top the list of must haves what renters look for year after year when it comes to searching for their new home in the greater Seattle area, and how do the features in your rental stack up? While many new apartment buildings have been marketing unusual amenities lately like pet spas, […]

Marketing Your Rental Property

By JWM Group | March 5, 2020

  You’ve prepared the house or unit for new people to move in, now it’s time to tell them about it. The best place to market your rental these days is online. Keep these considerations in mind when posting to your preferred rental search site.    Be fully aware of how to comply with all […]

Prepare Your Rental Property For Tenants

By JWM Group | February 20, 2020

  So, you’ve decided to rent out your home! Congratulations on this big next step in your financial plan! Owning a rental property can be a rewarding experience; a fulfilling way to earn a little passive income while providing shelter for someone, while hopefully watching your property’s value appreciate. So how best to end that […]

Why You Shouldn’t Paint with Pantone’s Color of the Year

By JWM Group | February 6, 2020

Trends come and go, just as tenants rent and vacate, but property investors are in it for the long haul which is why it’s important for property investors to keep their priorities straight for their unit. Each tenant is different, they have different communication styles, different standards of living, and each comes with their own […]

Selecting the Right Property Manager

By JWM Group | January 23, 2020

Carefully selecting the right property manager is one of the most important steps of owning investment properties.  Having the right property manager will impact profitability, risk, and enjoyment of the venture like few other decisions an owner will make. This is true even for owners that decide to self-manage:  they’re still selecting a property manager […]

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