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Best Practices for Tenants Who Must Leave Us – Part 1

Hi, I’m Faye with Residential Property Management in Portland Oregon. In today’s blog, we are talking to the tenants who are leaving a property we manage. These best practices for the move out procedure will help you understand our expectations and contribute towards a successful end to our relationship. We want to have the end of your tenancy be as positive for all parties as possible. Our experience has shown us that good communication and clear explanations can eliminate any potential problems before they occur. (more…)

How to Find the Best Tenant for My Portland Home

Hi, I’m Faye with Residential Property Management in Portland. When it comes to managing your rental property, a poor tenant can prove to be more costly in the long run than a vacant property. Finding a qualified tenant in Portland does not need to be difficult, but you can’t leave it to chance. It’s a good idea to create a set of predetermined screening standards and stick to those when you’re considering tenants for your property. (more…)

How to Set the Best Rental Price for Your Portland Rental Home

Hi, I’m Faye with Residential Property Management in Portland. Today we are talking about how much rent you should be charging for your property. Setting the right rent for your home has a major impact on your vacancy time and your bottom line. It’s fairly easy for us to do at Residential Property Management because we price rental homes every day, and we have a good feel for what the rental market is doing at any given time. (more…)

What Does a Portland Property Management Company Actually Do?

Hi, I’m Faye with Residential Property Management in Portland. Today we are answering a question that people frequently ask us: “What does a property manager do?”

Property managers handle the entire process of leasing your rental property. This includes managing the property and also managing the relationship with your tenant. Each area of property management requires different skills and systems, and it’s important that a property manager is up to date on all the laws and regulations specific to where your rental property is located. (more…)

Portland Property Management Advice: How to Make your Home Rent Ready

Hi, I’m Faye with Residential Property Management in Portland. We’re frequently asked by property owners who are considering renting their home a simple question: “what do I need to do to make my home ready for the rental market”.  A professional property manager should be willing and able to help you answer that question. With technology today and the capability of showing almost unlimited photos of the inside and outside of the home via mobile websites and the internet, it is possible to take a tour of a rental property without leaving your current home, and many prospective renters do. You want your rental property to show as well as it can on the internet first, so a prospective renter will want to visit the property. With online applications to rent, and a very strong rental market, we’re seeing a significant increase in properties being applied for from just the marketing photos, with a walkthrough visit to the property scheduled as soon as the prospective renter is available. (more…)

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