I am about to invest in a single family rental home 3/2.5 located in Marysville (Olympic Sunset/Soper Hill/Sunnyside area). Anyone have any experience with SF rentals in this area? Marysville Schools don't compare well with neighboring Districts (Lake Stevens). Does that turn off potential renters in your experience? Any other thoughts about the area as a landlord? Thank you!
Hi @Teresa Catford . As a renter and parent in Marysville, I can tell you there are plenty of families who are OK with the public school system in Marysville (IMO all public school systems in any area suck for their own reasons) and Marysville has a strong sense of community not found in Seattle. I do not believe the home being in the Marysville school district would deter renters and there are plenty of renters out there with no children to rent to as well. Also, rents in this area seem to be on a steady rise and the area you're buying in rents fast with the right marketing and pricing. I would recommend listing your property with a Realtor and I have the perfect one for you. If you're interested message me.
Thanks for the feedback Aaron! I actually am a teacher myself and my former favorite principal is one the superintendents in Marysville SD. I ended up not going for that house because of the way it was situated on the hill (other houses towering down in the back - no privacy for renters). I like your advice to use professional marketing to get started. I do want to manage myself but may need help at the outset once I find my place. I'll contact you when that time comes for leads on a Realtor. All the best.
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