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Property Leasing for New Property Owners: What You Need to Know

Chris Barber - Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Property Management Blog

Are you a new landlord in the Vancouver, Washington area? If so, congratulations! Property leasing is an excellent way to make extra income. It also allows you to be your own boss and can provide long-term security. However, are you equipped to handle all the responsibilities that a new property owner must do to be successful? Many i...

A Landlord's Guide to the Tenant Screening Process

Chris Barber - Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Property Management Blog

One of the many responsibilities that new landlords don't consider when they start investing in property is tenant screening. If you're lucky, you'll find your perfect tenant right away. In the real world, however, it's not so easy. When many landlords have a large number of tenants competing for each rental unit...

Invest West Management has purchased local property management firm Ross Pacific!

Chris Barber - Monday, March 16, 2020
Property Management Blog

“It was a natural fit for us to purchase Ross Pacific. They are also a family owned business, with similar longevity in our market, and core values that align with ours. We are excited to build upon their legacy of excellent service, commitment to their clients, customers, and team.” – Chris Barber, Invest West Managemen...

Investment Property Owners in Portland, Oregon: You've Decided to Rent Out Your Property, What Do Yo...

Chris Barber - Friday, December 27, 2019

At Invest West Management, we manage rental properties and homeowner associations in Washington and Oregon. We’ve asked our leasing specialist to talk a little bit about what owners need to know when they’re getting their properties ready for the rental market.Where to Start: Rental Property Walls and FloorsIf you’re an...

What is Considered Normal Wear & Tear vs. Rental Property Damage?

Chris Barber - Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Identifying normal wear and tear and how it differs from tenant damage is a hot topic for a lot of owners. Every single tenant wants 100 percent of his or her security deposit back, and every owner wants the tenants to pay for all expenses after move out. Today, we’re discussing what owners can expect when it comes to normal wear a...

Is an Annual Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement Better for a Portland/Vancouver Landlord?

Chris Barber - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Most traditional lease agreements are for 12 months. Today, we’re talking about whether there are any benefits to owners with a month-to-month lease.Rental Agreement: Stability versus FlexibilityIf you’re worried that your tenant won’t follow the terms that are required to live in your property, a month-to-month leave g...

As an Owner, Should You Allow Pets in your Vancouver/Portland Area Rental Property?

Chris Barber - Thursday, September 20, 2018

These days, the majority of tenants have pets. They want to move into a home with their cats, a small dog, or even a larger animal. As a rental property owner, you need to think about what can happen if you decide not to allow pets in your property. It eliminates a large part of the market and has other consequences for your property.Kee...

How to Get a Washington or Oregon Investment Property Ready to Rent

Chris Barber - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

 To earn the most money and place well-qualified tenants, you need to present your home in its best possible condition. Today, we’re talking about some of the most important things property owners need to consider when they’re putting their property on the rental market.Neutral Colors Inside the HomeMake sure the interior...

What Should Rental Owners Look for When Buying Investment Property in Washington and Oregon?

Chris Barber - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One of the questions that many owners may ask is: what should I be looking for when I’m looking to buy an investment property? There are a few things that we always recommend to owners.Work with an Experienced Manager or AgentFirst, have someone help you look. Whether it’s your property manager or a Realtor, make sure you hav...

How Washington & Oregon Owner-Landlords Can Best Market a Rental Property

Chris Barber - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

There are a few things that successful property managers and landlords are doing to market rental properties. Today, we’re sharing some of those ideas with you.  Marketing Rental Properties OnlineWith the internet and social media, there are endless opportunities to get your property out there. Good photos are always important...

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