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Lee and Liz

 

We truly are the dream team! This girl right here has been a lifesaver over the past year with my business, she’s in my head, and does things before I even say it…I am already missing her and she hasn’t even left for Florida yet to go to school. I keep telling her Florida is over rated! Lizolicious thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help with my business!

Who Let The Dogs Out

Boo

It’s a fact that we at Maple Leaf Management love our dogs. We do have an office dog named Boo. He actually has a person too named Kit but is loved by all the folks in the office. Many of our property managers have dogs and many of our tenants have dogs. We Seattlites also love to take our dogs with us to the park, the store and even out to eat. We just read an article that names the best places to take your dog with you when you go out to eat. Check them out and let us know what you think or if there are other dog friendly establishments that we should add to the list.

Places To Visit In Seattle

Kubota garden

Best Places to visit in Seattle this spring

When it gets to be this time of year in Seattle, we’re all tried of the rain and are looking for things to do outside. I just came across this list on Curbed Seattle about Best Places to visit in Seattle this spring. There are places listed like the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, the Ballard Farmers Market, the Smith Tower and Kubota Garden.  I think it’s time for a road trip.

 

Indoor Spring Maintenance

clean garage

Spring has arrived and now you’re thinking about some indoor spring maintenance, getting out and working in the yard, going for a hike or you just want to do something besides sit in the house. There are a few things that you can do to clean and organize that will make the days feel a bit calmer.

Let’s start with indoor spring cleaning and organizing.

  1.  Clean out the garbage disposal with 1/2 cup of baking soda followed by one cup of white vinegar. Once the bubbles settle, pour in a pot of boiling water and let it sit for five minutes. Follow up by running cold water through the disposal to flush out any remaining debris.
  2. Clean off the windows and doors by cleaning the glass. If you do this on a cloudy day the sun will not cause streaks.
  3. Now lets tackle the garage. Get rid of things that you haven’t used lately. Throw away any unusable items and recycle what you can. Put items back on shelves and sweep the floor.
  4. Change the air filter in the furnace. This will keep the heating and cooling running more efficiently.
  5. If you have an air conditioner, this is the time to have it serviced. Soon, it will be time to use that air conditioner and you don’t want to be surprised if it doesn’t work properly.
  6. If you have paddle ceiling fans did you know there is a better way to have them rotate? During the spring and summer ceiling fans should rotate counterclockwise when looking up at the fan. This creates a downdraft so you feel cooler.
  7. If you have a fireplace you probably will not be using it during the spring and summer. Be sure to close the damper to keep out the drafts, insects, rain and animals.

Soon we’ll talk about some things do to for outside maintenance but for now, enjoy the change of the seasons.

Maple Leaf Property Management

MLM crew!

We are a team of dedicated, experienced, and highly successful women that have a passion for helping others. Our philosophy is to consistently deliver reliable service with attention to detail in order to provide peace of mind for all of our clients. We listen in order to meet needs and investment goals. We are in a people business and we enjoy people.

MollyLandrethPhotography-5webWe find it exciting when one of our tenants has a new baby, or our owner finally has enough time to go on a worry free vacation. We embrace technology and love changing up our procedures to accommodate innovation. We foster relationships built on solid communication of integrity and mutual respect. We value each and every one of our relationships and, we really enjoy having fun!

We look forward to working with you!

“The foundation of this company is based on our principals and our character. Every individual, property manager, assistant and vendor contributes in a unique way to bring together a team that is second to none in this industry.”
— Michelle Bannister – Office Manager.

Find out how Maple Leaf Management LLC can help you by visiting our website and contacting us at 206-250-7367 to set up a free consultation.

Ideas That Are Really Myths

lemon

I think all of us are on the lookout for easier, smarter and faster ways to do things but as always, some things that we have always heard to be true are really myths.

The first one that we’ve heard for years is that putting lemons in your garbage disposal will leave them clean and fresh smelling.  Now I’ve just learned that although it will make them smell good, it’s not really good for your garbage disposal. Plumbing experts say that it can corrode the metal in your disposal. A better way is to run two trays of ice cubes with cold water into the disposal. This will dislodge the food and buildup on the sides and blades. You can also use vinegar if you need to deodorize.

Stay tuned for more tips.

Daylight Saving Time and Smoke Alarms

smoke alarm

This weekend we have the move to daylight saving time. For many this can be a challenge as we give up an hour of sleep. It may take a few days to get accustomed to the change. One other reminder is to check those smoke alarms. Many homes also have CO alarms. The semi-annual time change is the perfect time to change the batteries in those alarms as well.

Enjoy the longer days as we wait for the sunny warmer days ahead.

Seattle Views

Seattle viewSeattle views are spectacular. Those of us who have lived here for a long time know this is true. If you’re a newcomer however, or if you just don’t get into the city that much it can be hard to figure out where to go and what to look for. The Visit Seattle website shares lots of great places for spectacular views. They range from the Space Needle, to the Seattle Public Library and even the glass wall atrium at SeaTac airport. Check them out, you might even be able to add places of your own. Spectacular Views In Seattle

Kit MacPherson Designated Broker/Owner

Kit MacPherson

Designated Broker/Owner

Kit started her real estate career 1980 after graduating from the University of Puget Sound. In the early 1980’s she began working in the Relocation Division of MacPherson’s Inc. Realtors. She opened their REO division and was the corporate contact for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac listing hundreds of Repossessions. She began buying real estate in her twenties and has become a successful real estate investor. This knowledge in owning and managing properties is what Kit has based the foundation of Maple Leaf Management LLC on. She believes that property managers need to listen closely and carefully to their clients and speak honestly to set realistic expectations and to help make educated decisions. She has developed a team of professionals that are second to none in the area.

Kit enjoys traveling with her family, cooking, walking with friends, laughing with co-workers and reading a good book.

Who Are We At Maple Leaf Management?

Maple Leaf Management

Who Are We At Maple Leaf Management?

We are a team of dedicated, experienced, and highly successful women that have a passion for helping others. Our philosophy is to consistently deliver reliable service with attention to detail in order to provide peace of mind for all of our clients. We listen in order to meet needs and investment goals. We are in a people business and we enjoy people.

We find it exciting when one of our tenants has a new baby, or our owner finally has enough time to go on a worry free vacation. We embrace technology and love changing up our procedures to accommodate innovation. We foster relationships built on solid communication of integrity and mutual respect. We value each and every one of our relationships and, we really enjoy having fun!

We look forward to working with you!

“Our reliable service ~ your piece of mind”