Clockwise Property Management Blog

What is the Art Form Called Property Management?

Property management is an art form also known as a real estate service for landlords who own rental properties but are not interested in managing the day-to-day happenings associated with rental properties.Property management is a specialized field and requires skills, knowledge and patience to avoid many of the pitfalls one can encounter...

Legislative Updates

In an effort to help all of us connected via the housing industry stay informed, we are providing links to legislative issues in progress. Tenants, landlords, and property managers can work together to create healthy regulations which improve our industry. We are concerned that many of the aspects of the proposed bills may discourage curr...

Depreciable Life and Life Expectancy for Rental Purchases

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When tenants move out, it's time to process the security deposit. How does a landlord define normal wear and tear vs damage? How do you decide when it's reasonable to charge a tenant and what amount to charge? As property managers, we focus on making decisions based on sound reasoning and experience. Landlords don't like ...

Rental Key Management

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Have you ever stopped to think about the importance and significance of functioning locks and keys at a rental?Locks and keys for rental properties can be a nemesis for landlords and tenants. Everybody loves locks and keys until a tenant, a vendor or you are unexpectedly locked out due to a poorly functioning lock, the wrong key, a poorly...

May the Changes Be with You

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Whenever new legislation is passed, the need arises to revisit the lease agreement, addenda and policies to assure we are in alignment with state laws and to update best practices. Some new changes go into effect June 30, 2019. Area attorneys and property management specialists are putting their heads together to provide guidance on how t...

Tips for Hiring a Contractor to Work on Rental Properties

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Hiring a contractor to maintain or make repairs on any property can be a daunting task. Finding great contractors who work well with the landlord tenant situation may seem impossible. Sending a contractor to work on a tenant occupied residence MUST be taken seriously no matter the complexity of the repair for your protection as well as th...

Winter Preparations

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Winter can catch us by surprise sometimes. When temperatures dip into freezing, precautionary steps are important to keep you warm and the protect the residence. Generally, the Pacific Northwest benefits has mild temperatures. That can sometimes leave people unprepared.Please prepare ahead to be sure you have done everything you reasonabl...

Easy Landlording Step 2 (Series)

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STEP 2: MY RENTAL PROPERTY IS READY TO ADVERTISE - NOW WHAT?Take a deep breath. This is when owning a rental property gets really exciting and nerves tend to kick in. All your fears now imagine the worst possible tenant who will come in and undo all your hard work. What is the rent price isn't right? How will I know what to do? Rememb...

Easy Landlording Step 1 (Series)

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STEP 1: BASIC STEPS & DOCUMENTATION PRIOR TO ADVERTISING A RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTYThis is a basic checklist of important steps & documents for easy landlording to assemble PRIOR to advertising a residential rental property:OWNERSHIP - keep documents together showing who owns the property, who signs all documents and/or agreeme...

Helpful Yard Maintenance Tips

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Happy Spring!Here are helpful tips so you may enjoy your yard through the growing season, keep a healthy yard, meet the requirements of the lease and attempt to satisfy homeowner association regulations. The growing season typically ranges between March and November here in the Northwest. Each month has unique needs and adjustments will b...

Legislative Updates

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In an effort to help all of us connected via the housing industry stay informed, we are providing links to legislative issues in progress. Tenants, landlords, and property managers can work together to create healthy regulations which improve our industry. We are concerned that many of the aspects of the proposed bills may discourage curr...

What is the Art Form Called Property Management?

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Property management is an art form also known as a real estate service for landlords who own rental properties but are not interested in managing the day-to-day happenings associated with rental properties.Property management is a specialized field and requires skills, knowledge and patience to avoid many of the pitfalls one can encounter...