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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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Windermere Property Management / JMW Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon McCutcheon as Operations Manager

By JWM Group | May 20, 2019

  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 […]

Timing the Rental Market

By JWM Group | May 20, 2019

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 […]


Open Letter to Washington State Senator Kuderer

By JWM Group | April 11, 2019

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.  […]


Spring Cleaning for your rental property: A quick guide to your Spring inspection

By JWM Group | March 21, 2019

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 […]


Rental Maintenance: Appliance Troubleshooting

By JWM Group | March 7, 2019

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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