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November 15, 2022

Property Management Seattle

2022 was a great year for rent prices in Seattle.

Zumper’s rent price report shows how strong they were up to the fall and despite a recent drop, it looks like they’re rebounding.

Is it due to a return of corporate staff and a reversal of the work at home trend? Could Redmond, Seattle and Kirkland rental markets revive?  It seems the market is firming up and 2023 might be a great year for rental property owners.

Seattle one bedroom rent prices last 8 years.

Seattle one bedroom rent prices last 8 years. Screenshot courtesy of Zumper.

Landlords in Seattle still challenges of finding good tenants, advertising listings, collecting rents, onboarding, and perhaps carrying out evictions. It’s a big job that many landlords aren’t often trained or equipped to handle, let alone efficiently.

Your time spent finding a professional property manager might be time well spent.

Growing house rentals outside of greater Seattle too, has resulted in an increasing demand for property management companies.  2023 may show great promise for starting a property management business.

ManageCasa will be in Seattle, Washington at the PNW Property & Innovations Trends Conference being held at the Seattle Convention Center on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022. It’s a 1 day event and we’ll be delighted to see you there. Please do drop by our exhibition booth #711.

There’s plenty to discuss and you can ask your vital business questions to ensure your property management company excels in 2023.

This is the major event for the Pacific Northwest region with lots of reasons to attend. Learn more about the event and how you can register.


Finding a Property Manager in the Seattle Area

Given the financial, operational, and likely insurance requirements, you’ll want to hire a licensed property manager to manage your rental properties in Redmond, Kirkland, Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Kent, Federal Way, and Renton.

Each company listed below offers similar services however, the managers and specialized services help to differentiate them.  Those services include rent analysis, legal guidance, and tenant screening abilities.  Some may not offer eviction services or may lack specific professional skills.

It’s good to review them thoroughly, including their professional accreditations. We provide this list as a courtesy and this does not connote an endorsement of these firms listed below.

Professional Accreditation: IREM and NARPM Membership

Property management is considered a real estate activity.  It’s important to ensure prospective property managers are members of a recognized association and have passed the educational and legal requirements to operate a property management company.

If the respective company, such as those listed below have staff who possess a CPM certification and are members of IREM and NARPM, it brings more confidence for you. IREM (which administers the CPM certification) has a chapter in Washington State.

Of course, you can find more about how to choose a property management services company on our site, and focus on what is the best property manager.

We thought we’d take a moment to point out some possibilities for you to help you in your search. We are not endorsing any of the property management companies below.  Compare these to other firms in Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, FloridaSouth Carolina, Denver, Honolulu, and Illinois for reference.

Property Managers in Greater Seattle

Seattle’s Property Management

The company is owned by Matt Bronson and The Bronson Group. With over 20 years’ experience in the real estate business including the last 15 years managing a portfolio of over 300 multifamily units and 200+ single family homes, they appear to have some great value to offer.

Matt Bronson brings impressive credentials including a nomination in 2011 to Vice President of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and in 2012 as President. He’s received the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) award from the Institute of Real Estate Management and is a licensed Managing Broker in the State of Washington.

The firm offers rental advertising and managing inquiries, tenant background checks, application processing, lease signing, full service repairs, rent collection and accounting and financial reporting services.

Maple Leaf Real Estate

Their property management services include tenant marketing, screening, selection and leasing, maintenance and inspections, financial statements, move outs, legal compliance with Washington state laws.

Seattle Rental Management

This firm states it has over 30 years of experience in property management and sales.

The company offers rental marketing services, tenant screening, maintenance services and property inspections. The company uses software that offers tenant and owner portals to streamline communications.

The team at Maple Leaf Real Estate are dedicated, experienced, and highly successful professionals.  The firm is lead by Lynn Robertson who is the designated broker and is native Washingtonian and a property investor.  The full staff is available for viewing on their website.

The company’s philosophy is to consistently deliver reliable service, attention to detail, and ability listen to owners to meet their needs and investment goals.  They offer a rental analysis for owners.

Seattle Rental Management

14257 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Rear Unit
Burien WA 98166

SJA Property Management

This firm’s philosophy is to communicate clearly, act with integrity, demonstrate caring for customers, and bring positivity to the job.  They seek to build complete trust from all our clients, and mutual respect with tenants.

Devin J. Easterlin is the manage and principle of the firm.  He is currently a licensed real estate agent and a licensed attorney who has worked in the property management industry for over ten years.  SJA has a large staff whom you view on their website.

SJA’s property management services include property and rent assessment, showing, marketing, tenant applications and screening, lease creation, property condition reports, move ins, rent deposit management, rent collection, property accounting with financial statements provided.  They also handle lease renewals and lease enforcement.

SJA provides property management services for single houses, luxury homes, condominiums, multifamily buildings and commercial properties.  The firm provides services in Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Sammamish, Issaquah, Woodinville, Bothell, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Kenmore.  They offer a 100% moneyback guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

SJA Property Management
16398 NE 85th Street, Suite 201
Redmond, WA, 98052
Phone: (425) 658-1920

Kirkland Property Management Companies

Davis Property Management

DPM has offices in Kirkland WA, and also in Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Renton, and West Seattle.  This firm offers management consultation and rent analysis.

DPM’s responsiveness, proven experience, honesty, great customer service, and a dedicated team of full service property management professionals might make them the right choice for you.

The firm offers a comprehensive array of property management services for residential unitsranging from accounting to coordination of property repairs and maintenance.  Services include:

  • property audit
  • market rent analysis
  • site analysis
  • property reports
  • maintenance & repairs
  • rent collection
  • bill payment
  • tenant screening
  • leasing

Davis Property Management
11410 NE 124th St, #631
Kirkland, WA 98034

We hope this list of property management companies in the Seattle region helps you on the process of finding a good fit for your property portfolio.

Please do check out ManageCasa property management software now.

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