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About Pacific Crest Real Estate

About Pacific Crest Real Estate

Who is Pacific Crest Real Estate?

Our principal, John Stoner, started Pacific Crest Real Estate in 2003. Today, the agency offers professional management services for more than 80 multi-family properties in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties and the staff includes numerous asset managers, bookkeepers, maintenance technicians, and resident managers.

Since our start, we’ve successfully managed some of the Puget Sound’s finest real estate in the area’s most desirable Seattle-area neighborhoods. Our customized approach accommodates both the goals of our clients and the lifestyles of our residents. If you’re in the market for an apartment or a commercial space, you can check out our available properties here or contact us about development and investment opportunities.

Our team is comprised of bright, talented professionals who are experts in the fields of property management, multifamily development, real estate investment, and syndication who live in the communities where we operate. We love Seattle, and each individual community within it, and we hope it shows. If you’re interested in joining our team, click here.

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Property Managers: Most Effective Rental Incentives

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Effective Rental Incentives for a Successful Property

Trulia, a respected name in the real estate industry, has come up with a list of what it’s calling the most effective rental incentives that property managers should consider when wooing a potential resident or trying to retain a beloved one. Of course, blogger and Chief Landlordologist at Cozy, Lucas Hall, says incentives aren’t to be offered without careful consideration.

Whether you are trying to convince an applicant to sign a lease or encourage a great resident to renew, incentives act as the carrot at the end of the proverbial stick. With that said, I believe that no one should get a prize for doing the bare minimum or fulfilling what is required of them in the lease.

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Traditional & Social Media for Property Managers and Owners

 

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Once upon a time, “media” meant books and newspapers, then the definition was expanded to radio and television … and now anyone with a computer and an internet connection is a media maker. We’ve compiled a list of traditional and social media links for property managers and owners that we thought might help you cut through the noise.

Tuning into property management industry media will help you stay ahead on the learning curve if you’re new to the industry, and it will help to keep your skills and focus sharp if you’re a veteran. Bonus: Many of these sites are great places to look for content that you can reTweet/ share/ repost via social media or aggregate on your blog.

Some online resources we’d like to share with you

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Three Protips for Multifamily Housing Owners

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Admittedly, these three protips for investment success aren’t new but they are worth repeating:

Document, document, document

When property owners first began renting space in their buildings everything was handwritten. But now with the endless possibilities that the Internet presents and a cell phone in everyone’s hand, it’s all too easy to handle business on the run. To avoid miscommunication, be sure to follow up all calls — or even texts — with an email summary. This one ‘best practice’ will provide backup if controversy arises, and it will also establish clear expectations for everyone involved. (click to continue reading)

Three spring cleaning tips for property managers

Photo credit: Spring Tulips by Aarthi Ramamurthy

Photo credit: Spring Tulips by Aarthi Ramamurthy

Spring is in the air, which means its time to for a little spring cleaning. Here are “three Rs” to help you tidy things up around your property: Refresh, rejuvenate, and renew.

Refresh:

Start with your property’s entryway. Freshen up the front table with a colorful flower arrangement, make sure interior plants are getting adequate water and sunlight, and wipe away any marks on the walls or floor that may have shown up over the winter. A fresh coat of paint couldn’t hurt, either. (click to continue reading)