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  • Through the Perilous Fight

    I recently had the opportunity to attend the USA vs. Panama game at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was a day of patriotic celebration and happiness. Fireworks, fútbol chants and team spirit filled the streets of Pioneer Square. This was a match to remember.  The scarves that we received as part of the pricey ticket package sported the slogan “Through the Perilous Fight.” After hanging it on my...
  • Move ‘Em In, Move ‘Em Out

    The Guide To Successfully Turning Units While researching unique perspectives on move-ins and move-outs in the property management world, I kept attempting to resort to a metaphor. Then I came across the origin of the word “metaphor” itself, which means “to carry” in Greek. In the context of a typical metaphor, the “carrying” is referring to the sense of one word to a different word, but I...
  • Swimming Through A Sea of Equality and Safety: Finding Good Tenants With Fair Screening Methods

    There is an abundance of screening techniques out there these days that enable communities to thrive by locating good strong tenants. There are four steps to follow which will ensure the retention of a good tenant. The primary factors to acknowledge when a unit becomes available are your advertising techniques and internet presence. By putting time and effort into advertising your property you...
  • Maintain in Order to Retain!

    In the Northwest, the change of seasons never seems so drastic until the first fresh, sunny day shines its light over Seattle. Consistent maintenance should be performed throughout the year, but sometimes things can fall through the cracks. There’s no better time to brush up on your property than in the spring. When it comes to spring maintenance, four factors that must be addressed are sunshine...

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