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Everything Landlords Should Know About Lease Renewals

If you’re a landlord considering renewing a lease, that’s great news! It means that you’re happy with your tenant. And you’ve made it through another year avoiding the costly eviction process.  Around 75-80% of renters stay in their homes year on year, so it’s good to get familiar with the process. If it’s your first time,…

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Tenant Screening: How to Avoid Future Complaints

According to statistics, roughly 43.3 million households in the US are now renting. The total market share of the rental market in the US sits at 36.6%. Reputable landlords unanimously agree that quality tenants are vital to long-term profitability. That’s why checking your tenant’s background, credit, and rental history is essential. But, be aware of…

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7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Property Management Services

More than 100 million people rent a home in the United States. With so many Americans looking for rental properties, it can be difficult to advertise and try to find a trustworthy tenant for your property. This is where property management companies come in. These companies offer a wide range of property management services to…

Why It’s Better to Work With a Locally-Owned Property Management Company
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Why It’s Better to Work With a Locally-Owned Property Management Company

The Benefits of Using a Locally-Owned Property Management Company If you’re trying to find a new place to live and rent your current home, you may want to contact a locally owned property management company to get started. Did you know that 44.1 million households in the US are renters? For a property owner and new potential landlord,…

5 Reasons to Hire Residential Property Management When Renting Out a Single Family Home
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5 Reasons to Hire Residential Property Management When Renting Out a Single Family Home

There are more reasons to hire residential property management services when renting out your home than you might expect. Learn more here. Real estate is one of the best investments you can make. Because of this many people buy a second home to rent out. In fact, there were 7.5 million second homes in the United States…

What can Snohomish/King County Real Estate Rental Market Expect in 2021
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What can Snohomish/King County Real Estate Rental Market Expect in 2021

Thanks to a perfect storm of chaotic local and world events, 2020 was a year like no other for landlords and tenants in Washington. A vaccine has been approved for emergency use to help bring an end to this global health crisis, so what should we expect in real estate in 2021?  At VerraTerra, we’ve…

Googling “Property Management Near Me?” Here’s How to Find Companies
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Googling “Property Management Near Me?” Here’s How to Find Companies

If you are looking for “property management near me,” then look no further. Here’s how to find the best way to manage your property. Housing mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been in a very long time and forecasters don’t believe that’s going to change any time soon. It’s the perfect time to buy a home,…

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How to Hire a Property Manager: Your Guide to Finding the Best Property Manager

A great property manager is a landlord’s best asset, especially if you are a long distance landlord. But you need to know how to hire a property manager. Here’s your guide to finding the best property manager. Choosing to become a landlord means taking on a lot of responsibility. You have to ensure you follow…

Should I rent my home during a global health crisis? Here’s what the professionals say.
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Should I rent my home during a global health crisis? Here’s what the professionals say.

So you’ve been thinking about renting the home you currently live in. Then, the world was dealt a crappy hand. 2020 has turned everything upside down. Should you change your plans? If you move forward with your rental plan, what new things do you have to consider in light of the health issues we are…