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The Top 10 Desired Amenities in Rentals

  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, […]
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Marketing Your Rental Property

  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 […]
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Prepare Your Rental Property For Tenants

  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 […]
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Tasks to Tackle Before Temperatures Plummet

By JWM Group | October 17, 2019

  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 […]

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Meet JMW Group Agent Rebecca Farmer

By JWM Group | October 4, 2019

  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 […]

How to Hire the Right Vendor

By JWM Group | September 20, 2019

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 […]

How to Select the Right Property Manager

By JWM Group | September 5, 2019

  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 […]

Service Animals in Rentals

By JWM Group | August 22, 2019

Is it a pet or service animal? There’s a difference!   If your recent tenant applicant told you they have a service animal, you’d likely looked into what that means, especially if they didn’t have an obvious need. According to HUD, Service animals and Emotional Support Animals (E.S.A.’s) are not pets, they are working animals […]

Meet JMW Group Agent Alan Bonaci

By JWM Group | August 8, 2019

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 […]

An Opportunity for Landlords: ADU’s

By JWM Group | July 25, 2019

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 […]

Installing ESVE at Your Rental Property

By JWM Group | July 11, 2019

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 […]

Meet JMW Group Agent David Steinmetz

By JWM Group | June 13, 2019

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 […]


Prevent Major Damage with These Devices

By JWM Group | May 30, 2019

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 […]


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