Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

11 responses to “Follow-Up: Seattle Area Property Management Companies”

  1. uwp

    These are some helpful notes.
    Thanks for the follow-up with the reader.

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  2. softwarengineer

    Interesting Take at End

    “The new owner will probably want to bulldoze it”….I own land like that too, its right on a major intersection [perfect for a new strip mall] and on top of the hill [no water drainage issues].

    Sometimes our attachments to old remodeled [then remodeled again, etc,etc] 1920 Seattle architecture become pointless, when just the land could be used for something far more profitable.

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  3. Phil Mattern

    I’ve used WPI Real Estate Services for my Seattle single family house rental for nearly 3 years and have been very pleased with them.

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  4. David B.

    Personally, I’d never select the services of a PM company that had consistently terrible reviews from either landlords or tenants. That would knock RPA out of consideration for me.

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  5. ray pepper

    I would not use a property management company EVER unless I had an extensive portfolio and travelled the world 11 months out of the year! They do squat! All you need is half a brain and Landlord Solutions when you get gummed up!

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  6. Erik

    RE: ray pepper @ 5
    I agree. These services are for people that are scared to rent a place for themselves. I do a way better job finding tenants than these services do.

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  7. Gordon Stephensohn

    Tim, thanks for this nice free advertising. Our managers didn’t know they were getting “secret shopped” but we’re happy that your reader chose Real Property Associates!

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  8. Sorin

    RE: ChrisM @ 8 – Have you never rented before? I as a tenant would never have put up with a nosy landlord who wanted to inspect the property on a monthly basis.

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  9. Justin

    The smaller the property management company the more personal the approach. Locally owned / family owned businesses always get a +1 from me, assuming they pass other criteria. I prefer Brooks Property and Storage for my property management needs in Bellingham.

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