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  • Spring Is In The Air, Get Out Your Garden Chair

    My favorite time of year has finally come about. It can’t be said that rainy days are out of the picture, but the promise of sun puts a skip in the step of city routine. As those first rays hit the side of an apartment building, you want the foremost thought to be how long it will take to get to the beach; however, as property managers are aware, it’s hard to see through that window...
  • Tips for Rental Housing Owners

    Researching frequently promoted tips for rental housing owners brought up a plethora of topics related to the functioning and financial survival of properties. Ultimately I want to narrow in on three different factors that I feel make the biggest impact on a smoothly operated building. Three business mannerisms which have been around forever but are now requiring methods of modern improvement...
  • Does A Lease Follow A Like?

    Social Media as a Prospecting and Renting ToolPacific Crest recently participated at Seattle’s TRENDS Conference and Tradeshow providing insight on how to effectively utilize social media to benefit individual properties and company initiatives. Pacific Crest integrates the underlying meaning of our tagline into our social media approach. Our social media marketing plan revolves around...
  • With Utilities comes Responsibility

    One of the first questions apartment hunters ask me is the breakdown of utility billing. What do tenants pay and what does the building pay? I’m never able to gauge ahead of time what their reaction will be when I state the circumstances. The best advice I’ve been able to gain from researching the most common practices, is that building owners should pay “some” of the...

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