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Clean out your storage space and 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 […]
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Hosting Guests in your Rental Over the Holidays

  Maybe you have family coming into town or maybe you’re the family going to visit for the Holidays. Keep your family safe and healthy with this guide. We’re thinking outside the box for you so you can think about what really matters, the food and the beverages.  If the host lives in a rental […]
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Agent Profile: Jay LaBrie

  Get to know JMW Group agent, Jay LaBrie:   How long have you been in property management? How long have you been with JMW Group? We just reached 11 years!   What’s the best part about working in Property Management? Happy Hour with our coworkers! Haha, kidding! I like being able to get out […]
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Rental Maintenance: Snow

By JWM Group | February 21, 2019

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 […]

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Rental Maintenance: Toilets

By JWM Group | February 7, 2019

  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 […]

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Rental Maintenance: Drains

By JWM Group | January 24, 2019

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 […]

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2019: De-Clutter & Make More Money!

By JWM Group | January 10, 2019

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 […]

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Mold in a Rental

By JWM Group | December 20, 2018

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 […]

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Vacant Listings

By JWM Group | December 6, 2018

Vacant Listings   If your rental has been sitting on the market, vacant, for what seems like forever, you’re not alone. It’s that time of year and we’re not going to see it let up until March, when the busy season starts to pick back up. So, while you’re sitting with a vacant home, it’s […]

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Hosting Guests for the Holidays

By JWM Group | November 8, 2018

Hosting Guests for the Holidays: A Guide Maybe you have family coming into town or maybe you’re the family going to visit for the Holidays. Keep your family safe and healthy with this guide. We’re thinking outside the box for you so you can think about what really matters, the food and the beverages.  If […]

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Fall Proactive Cleaning for your Rental

By JWM Group | October 24, 2018

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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Market your Rental Property like a Pro

By JWM Group | October 11, 2018

Market your Rental Property like a Pro 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. […]

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Rent Prices are Dropping: It’s that time of the year.

By JWM Group | September 26, 2018

Rent Prices are Dropping: It’s that time of the year. It’s always the same, around this time of year all the news articles will exclaim that rent prices are dropping! They will fail to explain, however, that this is typical for this time of the year. We already touched on the best time to rent […]

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