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Getting Your Home Ready to Rent in the Seattle Market | Kirkland Property Manager Advice

Placing a tenant in your Kirkland rental property is the goal of any leasing process; it means you’ll start collecting rent. But first, you have to prepare the home for the Seattle rental market. You don’t want to list and show the property before it’s ready, otherwise good tenants could turn away and choose to rent something else. You need to be proactive and strategic.

We have a few recommendations for preparing your property for the rental market in Seattle and Kirkland. These are the things we do at Lakeshore Corporation for our property management clients. Continue reading “Getting Your Home Ready to Rent in the Seattle Market | Kirkland Property Manager Advice”

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Transparent Kirkland Property Management Fees Explained By a Local Expert

Smart investors know that professional Kirkland property management can help them increase their earnings and decrease their expenses. Professional management is a valuable service that saves busy owners time and money.

It’s important to understand what you’re paying for, and what might be extra. The amount you pay for professional leasing and management will depend on the property or the properties you’re renting out, the services you need, and the company you choose. There are a few standard fees you can expect in our market, however. We’re discussing those today, and also talking about the importance of transparency when you’re talking to potential property managers. Continue reading “Transparent Kirkland Property Management Fees Explained By a Local Expert”

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Stress-Free Property Management in Seattle’s Northwest | Lakeshore Corporation

Owners and investors looking for professional property management in Seattle’s northwest need experience and resources. They also need peace of mind. We provide all this and much more at Lakeshore Corporation, and work hard to deliver a stress-free rental experience for our owners and our residents.

When you’re looking for ways to increase what you earn and decrease what you worry about, talk to us about our Seattle property management services. We have been working in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, and we know the Seattle market well. Continue reading “Stress-Free Property Management in Seattle’s Northwest | Lakeshore Corporation”

3 Tips to Maximize Return on My Kirkland Investment Property - Article Banner

3 Tips to Maximize Return on My Kirkland Investment Property

There are several things that Kirkland rental property owners can do to maximize the returns they earn on investment properties. Competitive pricing will keep the vacancy rate down and ensure consistent rental income. Professional Kirkland property management will help prevent expensive legal mistakes.

The best way to boost your ROI, however, is with maintenance and upkeep. Well-maintained homes always earn more, and they’re more attractive to good tenants. Let’s take a look at three maintenance-related things you can do to increase your property’s rental value and its long term appreciation. Continue reading “3 Tips to Maximize Return on My Kirkland Investment Property”

Seattle Area Property Management Update: Landlord-Tenant Laws & Regulations in Effect as of 2020 - Article Banner

Seattle Area Property Management Update: Landlord-Tenant Laws & Regulations in Effect as of 2020

This year has been unlike most years, and before the COVID-19 pandemic took up all of our time and attention, there were other things on the minds of Seattle property managers and landlords, like the new laws and regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2020.

The coronavirus remains an active and ongoing public health crisis, and it has impacted all rental property owners throughout Seattle and the entire country. With eviction moratoriums in place and rent often difficult to collect, landlords are feeling more stress than usual. Continue reading “Seattle Area Property Management Update: Landlord-Tenant Laws & Regulations in Effect as of 2020”

Tips for First Time Landlords – Explained by a Kirkland Property Manager

Being a first time landlord isn’t quite as easy as people think. Just like with anything, there are hundreds of things to know. As a landlord, sometimes you’ll get lucky. You’ll rent your property out and nothing will happen. Other times, you won’t be so lucky, and it will be the worst experience you ever had, and you’ll never want to do it again. We want to help you avoid that, with these tips for first time landlords. Continue reading “Tips for First Time Landlords – Explained by a Kirkland Property Manager”