You Have Better Things to Do
Truth to tell, property management isn’t the most exciting thing in the world to do. We’re professionals and have been at it for quite a long time, and we actually love what we do. But we wouldn’t call it exciting. At least not on most days. But we’re willing to guess that if you’re a property owner and rent out either residential or commercial properties and have been managing these properties on your own, there are days when you are more than ready to throw in the towel.
Some of these might sound familiar:
- I’m tired of finding good and reliable tenants.
- I’m no expert at marketing.
- I’m tired of collecting, and sometimes chasing, rent.
- I hate those “I have a problem” calls at all hours of the day and night.
- It makes me feel bad if I have to evict someone.
- I don’t want to be the bad guy when people aren’t following rules or when I raise rents.
- I can’t keep track of regular maintenance on the properties.
- I’m swimming in paperwork.
- I don’t have time to regularly inspect everything.
- It’s not good for my mental health to keep worrying about this stuff.
- I […]
Are you Working From Home?
Are you working from home in Portland, Oregon?
Is it the wonderful experience you thought it would be? You can sleep in late, skip the shower, stay in your jammies, blast the music, go out when you want to and party all night. Work? Oh, sure. I’ll get to it. Later.
As more and more people are working from home, a whole lot of them are discovering that it’s not as terrific as they thought it would be. People feel isolated. They sometimes eat too much, exercise too little, and definitely waste too much time on insignificant things. They miss going out after work with coworkers and friends and often feel left out of the loop. Sometimes it just feels like extra work to stay on track and summon all of that self-discipline. The sense of freedom can drift away only to be replaced by a nagging feeling of lethargy, and sometimes that tiny little twinge of guilt.
We’re happy to give you an alternative! How about an office of your own? For as little as $215 a month you can set up shop to get your work done. You can use the […]
Property Management Gone Wrong!
Property Management Gone Wrong!
A few years back I took over management of a single residence home. I remember the owner reluctantly describing to me the damage done to the home by the recently vacated resident. I agreed to meet the owner at the property for a walk through and inspection. The condition of the home turned out to be worse than he realized. The junk furniture left behind was the least of this owner’s distress. Broken windows from an obvious break in, garbage piled on the side of the home, bags of rotten food thrown into the garage and what appeared to be the leftovers of an illegal marijuana grow operation including 25 large containers of wet dirt and marijuana plants stacked against the siding behind the home. Although I’ve seen this scenario with self-managed properties this rental was “professionally managed”.
Almost every rental property owner has their horror stories about bad residents, damaged properties and the difficult process of trying to evict bad residents and recoup losses. Here are five things that may alert you to the fact that your management company is not doing what they are being paid to do and […]
Who wants a sushi restaurant in Oregon City? We do!
Retail Space – 716 Main Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
We are looking for someone to open a Sushi restaurant in Oregon City and we have just the spot! It is a perfect high traffic location with awesome street visibility. Downtown Oregon City has been growing and thriving lately with a lot of emphasis on new business. This particular location has hardwood floors, a rear entrance, two ADA restrooms, large retail windows, an alarm system and an office in the back of the space. This space would work well for a restaurant, retail clothing shop, shoe store or any other retail.
Do you live or work in Oregon City or West Linn? Wouldn’t it be awesome to just go grab some Sushi with friends or coworkers for lunch or dinner in downtown Oregon City. We advocate supporting local small businesses so give us a call if you are in the market or just considering a new or additional retail location.
$2800 / month
1900 Square Feet
Available NOW! Give Shauna a call to set up an appointment.