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We Do Property Management Right

Experienced, Responsible & Fair

Red Roof Rentals is a small, locally-owned property management company serving Tacoma, Lakewood, University Place, Spanaway, Graham, Puyallup and all of Pierce County East of Puget Sound. We focus on managing single-family homes. Over 35 years of experience in real estate property management and sales allows us to serve our clients very well.

Our philosophy is to run a low profile and low overhead office which allows us to charge a Flat-Rate Management Fee of as little as $95! Screening tenants is one of the keys to successful management, and we excel at it. We have had just about every trick in the book pulled on us in the past, so we seldom get fooled anymore! No one bats 1,000, and if we make an error we step up to the plate and take responsibility for it.

We treat owners and renters the same way we would want to be treated… fairly, firmly and with respect.

For renters we clearly explain our expectations up front so that they know and understand what it is that we want from them.

For our owners we always try to maximize their rental income and control their expenses.

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We can help with ALL your real estate needs! Want to buy or sell a home? Need help with property management? WE CAN HELP! If we can't do it we'll refer you to someone we trust who can.

Call us and find out how you can get the best service for the best price. Bob and I each have over 35 years experience in real estate right here in Pierce County. Why not let our experience go to work for you today. Got questions? CALL US ... we answer your real estate questions for free.

We work with property owners all throughout the Pierce County area including Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Spanaway, Graham, Puyallup, Fircrest, Parkland and Roy.

Make Red Roof Rentals your ONE STOP for all your real estate needs.

Let our experience go to work for you today!

Jeff Christiansen
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The Red Roof Rentals Blog



Landlord’s Name: “I live with my deceased mother”

Criminal History: “Not applicable”

Criminal History: “I had a situation”

Address: “My license plate”

Pets: “5 pit bulls, all service animals”

Pets: “1 emotional support monkey & his emotional support bird”

Pets: “1 tarantula emotional support service animal, with Internet certificate”

Landlord: “We don’t know who we write our check to”

Employment: “Exotic entertainment therapist”
Income: “$10,000/month + tips”

Employment: “Church pastor”
Credit Report: “$250,000 of student loans in collections”

Occupants: “0 Adults + 2 Children = 6″



What makes for an excellent property management company? AND HOW CAN RED ROOF RENTALS BE ONE?

PASSION & EXPERTISE – We know what we are talking about, we actually like what we do and we do it on a daily basis. We have paid attention all thru our 40 years in real estate and have learned a lot.

EFFORT AND EDUCATION – We work hard. It’s just not possible to be a great property manager without putting in the time and the effort, and not just on Monday thru Friday either. We stay on top of our business through continuing education seminars and our monthly NARPM (National Association of Property Managers) meetings.

AUTHENTICITY AND CONFIDENCE – We are real people, not perfect, and are confident enough to admit it when we don’t get something quite right.

CARE AND CONNECTION – We have a job to do. Sometimes things can get challenging when the unexpected happens and our client’s emotions spill out, but underneath it all we DO care about what we do and who we try to help. It may sound odd, but in a way we strive to increase “meaning” in life, even in the way we “do” property management.

HUMOR – We pride ourselves on being “FAIR AND FIRM”, but our long term clients know that we can be funny too. We have not let the problems of property management rob us of our sense of humor!

Excellence in property management comes not just by chance but more by the careful weaving together of the attributes mentioned here.

In this way Red Roof Rentals has created a corporate fabric that clothes all of us well, but especially YOU, our valued customer.



I’ve tasted loneliness, and like a hungry jackal in the night, it has tasted me too.

A certain amount of loneliness is normal. After all, if you are alone then it’s understandable to feel alone. You might be missing a person or a place (lonesome) or just feeling disconnected from life in general (lonely). Brief episodes of loneliness happen to all of us from time to time, but if the feeling persists day after day and dominates your waking moments then it’s time to take some action to get your train back on a track to somewhere better.

1 – COUNSELING – Paying $85 an hour to share your feelings with a professional counselor is not a sign of weakness, it’s part of taking care of yourself. I speak from experience when I say that truly, you will feel instantly better when the counselor tells you that many people struggle with loneliness and you are not alone in it.

2 – VOLUNTEER WORK – There is something about focusing on the needs of others that makes you forget about the crummy feelings that are bothering you. Try giving your time helping at a food bank, serving at a church dinner for the homeless or visiting old folks at a retirement home near you.

3 – FILLING YOUR CALENDAR – Create things to do, note them on a calendar and put it up where you can see it often. Regularly going for a walk, visiting the library, movies, an evening class, coffee break or a new Thai restaurant … the act itself isn’t as important as doing it regularly. Looking at that calendar every day will whisper to you that you are an organized, in-charge person with things to do and places to go. Soon you will feel (and be) more connected and not so alone.

4 – EXERCISE – The fact that exercise, any exercise, can positively affect your mood is well understood, so whether it’s a 20 mile bike ride or just a walk to the 7-11 to get a Banana Slurpee, get out there and move around in the world.

5 – EMERGENCY PLAN – Have a person in place to fall back on when #1 thru #4 above don’t seem to work. It could be calling for an emergency counseling session, coffee with a trusted friend or a phone call to a caring brother or sister … doesn’t matter as long as it’s someone that you know will help you. When loneliness engulfs you and you can’t shake it off, put your “emergency plan” into action to help you take charge of your feelings.

Knowing that “loneliness only happens to all of us” offers little consolation, but recognizing this dark feeling and taking charge of handling it will make you feel better and lead you to a more hopeful, bright clearing in the emotional jungle we all sometimes find ourselves lost in.

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We are a different kind of management company.

Our flat rate management fees start at an affordable $95/mo. and you pay nothing up front.

We screen applicants thoughtfully to select the best tenant for you, and we treat your property as we would treat our own.

Read more about our property management service for owners.

We charge a very reasonable $25 application fee.

We understand the needs of our renters. When you need us after hours we can usually be reached on our cell phones  and we try to take care of any needed repairs quickly.

Read more information for renters.

Download our rental application.

We service areas throughout Pierce County including:

Tacoma - University Place - Fircrest
Lakewood - Puyallup - Spanaway
Graham - Parkland - Roy

Office: 253-222-3387

Fax: 253-536-1699

Jeff Christensen, Owner

Bob Mager, Office Manager

Daniela Kendall, Finance Director

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 45168
Tacoma, WA 98448

Physical Address:
14208 Pacific Ave., #4
Tacoma, WA 98444

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