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A favorite Seattle Blog – A Million Cool Things to do in Seattle

cool things in SeattleThere are a Million Cool Things to do in Seattle!

We love Seattle, we really do, but we’re not the only ones. The blog “A Million Cool Things to do in Seattle” is one of our favorite when scoping out fun activities for the weekend whether for families, couples, or out-of-town guests. It’s sponsored by Findwell, a fellow real estate company based right here in the Emerald City.

In addition to sharing information about upcoming events, the blog also includes a Seattle guide and neighborhood guides and a frequently updated events page. And you can search for things to do in Seattle by category — the site lists everything from scenic viewpoints to sporting events and hiking opportunities. Click to Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving

Wow, what a year! And what a great time to pause and reflect on all that we’re thankful for, a list that begins with you.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Pacific Crest Real Estate. We hope you have nothing but luck and safety during your holiday travels, that your cornucopia is indeed full, that you have a time and place to relax and enjoy the holiday, and that you, too, have a lot of things and people to be thankful for this year. Click to Continue Reading

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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Residents: Moving Tips – Costs to Consider

moving tips

Need a few moving tips?

Moving is a big deal: There are a lot of things to think through and there’s going to be a long to-do list, but you can do it. We want to help make your move as easy as possible, so contact us if you have any questions about moving into your Pacific Crest Real Estate apartment in Seattle. For example, some of our properties have communal utility services, and at others you’ll need to call the utility companies yourself.

Watch our blog for more moving tips!


Budget for Moving Costs has an excellent blog post on this topic. Here are a few things they urge you to consider when planning your next move: Click to Continue Reading

Residents: Design Ideas for Your Apartment

Design Ideas for Your Apartment

Tips for Finding Free Design Ideas for Your Apartment Online

Pacific Crest Real Estate’s focus is on developing vibrant communities in the Seattle-area. That is to say that we’re not design experts, but we do want to encourage you to make your PCRE apartment feel like home. With that, here are some of our favorite online interior design resources for apartments and tiny homes that can help guide you through some easy, cheap (and even free!), do-it-yourself design options that can help you create the livable space you truly desire. Whether you’re living in one of our vintage properties or one of our brand new urban apartments, we’re sure you’ll find something to spark your creativity.

Check out our property page and available listings.

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Property Managers: Most Effective Rental Incentives

effective rental incentives

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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