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Our Kitsap Property Management Journey by the Numbers

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Windermere Property Management/West Sound serves both homeowners and tenants and our journey began in 2007. We established our office to provide owners with an opportunity to lease their homes until the market improved. Since then, our Kitsap property management company has grown rapidly. We now manage an average of 343 rental properties per year. And, as of September 1, 2019, we have 589 properties in our portfolio. Our property managers collectively have over 31 years of industry experience and they are proud to be a part of our Windermere team.

Advancing over time

As we’ve grown, we have made some important technological advancements to enhance the services we provide. Our team uses an online third-party screening system for potential renters so that we can find the best tenants quickly.

Also, we now use AppFolio Property Manager for all of our rentals. There are many advantages to this software. Here are a few of those benefits:

  • We now advertise vacancies on hundreds of other listing sites.
  • Clients have access to our online portal. Renters can choose to pay online and homeowners can access their property’s records and opt-in to direct deposit.
  • We process work-orders online so that we can communicate swiftly with clients and licensed and bonded contractors, addressing issues and coordinating routine maintenance when needed.

Connecting with clients on social media

We are also working to enhance our online presence. We frequently run property ads on social media and we provide resources for homeowners and renters. Our new Yelp page provides up-to-date business information and client reviews specific to our property management company. Our Facebook page showcases current listings and reviews and offers homeowners and renters home improvement tips, interesting articles, and news about upcoming local events.

We enjoy connecting with homeowners and renters online and we really appreciate the positive feedback we’ve received so far. For example, Rebecca O. recently said, “We rented a home in Poulsbo for two years while we were building our dream home in Kingston. Windermere Property Management made sure that everything was managed and taken care of in an expeditious manner.” Jim Watkins said, “I have been on both sides of the residential leasing business, both as a landlord and as a tenant … I have never been part of a more professional group than Windermere West Sound Property Management. I give them my very highest personal and professional endorsement!”

If you’re curious about our current rentals in Kitsap County, WA, check out our vacancies. We have a range of properties from waterfront houses to cozy condos, downtown apartments to wooded retreats. Our listings change frequently. In fact, our average turnover time for a rental property is just 11 days. So if you’re interested in one of our homes for rent, we highly recommend you contact us right away to schedule a private tour. And, if you’re already eyeing a certain home, consider these 5 traits that property managers look for in renters.

If you own your home and have thought about renting it out, we hope you’ll consider the benefits of using a property management company. You are also welcome to call or email us with any questions you may have. In the past 12 years, we have more than doubled the average number of properties we manage per year and we have more than doubled our team. We are still just as committed to our clients and we aim to exceed their expectations.

 

Posted by: Tori Dotson on September 5, 2019