A reader wrote in with the following question about Seattle-area property management companies for the rental of their home:
I’ve been able to save up a sizeable down payment to buy a bigger home, and rather than selling my current home I plan to rent it out. Since I have no interest in being a landlord and will happily pay someone else to deal with those issues for me, that means I’m in the market for a good property management company.
Do you know anything about the reputations of local property management companies? My own research tells me that Windermere sucks, and all the others are mean to tenants but generally good for landlords.
Unfortunately I don’t have any experience yet with renting out a home, so I have no basis to make recommendations on property management companies. However, there’s a good chance that some of the readers here do, so I’d like to open the question to you: What property management companies have you had experiences with, good or bad? Is there one that you would particularly recommend?