How to get started with Smart Pad!

Let’s talk about how easy it is to get started with our Pacific North West company and using Smart Pad to manage your property. First thing to do is give us a call so we can set up a time to meet you at the property to do a walk through. We will also need to grab keys...

Smart Key System

Here at Smart Pad Property Management we use the Smart Key System on all of our rental homes. Here are some reasons why we have/will install this system on your home. Re-keying locks in between tenants/owners reduces liability for all parties. Taking lock cylinders...
How Our Pet Policy Applies to Tenants

How Our Pet Policy Applies to Tenants

We reserve the right to not permit any particular animal because of age, size, weight, breed, history, licensing, etc. What is our pet policy at Smart Pad Property Management? You can read the policy in its entirety by clicking here, but here are the main points that...
A Breakdown of Our Tenant Screening Report

A Breakdown of Our Tenant Screening Report

To give you a sense of how we decide whether an applicant will be a “good” tenant or a “bad” one, let me show you an example of our tenant screening report. To show you what our tenant screening report looks like, I’ll give you an example of a report from both a “bad”...
What You Need to Know About Our Tenant Screening Criteria

What You Need to Know About Our Tenant Screening Criteria

When we screen tenants for our property owners, we follow a certain set of qualifying criteria that we’d like to show you. What specific qualification criteria do we use when screening potential tenants for our property owners? You can find our official Tenant...
3 Things to Think About When Buying a Rental Property

3 Things to Think About When Buying a Rental Property

There are three things you need to be thinking about when buying a rental property, and they’re not quite as obvious as you might think. Today I’d like to address the three most important things to think about when purchasing a rental property: Price, location, and...
The 6 Inspections We Do for Rental Properties

The 6 Inspections We Do for Rental Properties

We perform six different types of inspections for rental properties, and I’ll explain each one in detail. Here are all six different kinds of inspections we do for rental properties: 1. A move in/move out inspection. This one’s pretty self-explanatory. When a tenant...
How Do We Market Rental Properties?

How Do We Market Rental Properties?

Marketing is key to finding tenants for our rental properties. Here are a few of our best strategies Our marketing efforts are ultimately what generate tenant leads, showings, and signed leases for our property owners. We’re going over a few of our top sources today...
Examining the Pros and Cons of 2-Year Leases

Examining the Pros and Cons of 2-Year Leases

Though a two-year lease does carry certain benefits, this kind of arrangement can also cause issues for you as a landlord. Let’s explore the points you should keep in mind before allowing this kind of contract. Should you agree to a two-year lease? Truthfully, the...