Expanding expertise in property management

Blue Sage Property Management Inc., CRMC

Property management services

Where: 261043 Highway 101, Suite B, Sequim, WA 98382

Contact: 360-406-5252 or www.bluesagepropertymanagement.com

Managing property is something Kathryn MacGeraghty has been doing for 17 years.

She took her expertise in property management from Colorado to Sequim where she has continued her business with 50 properties now under her belt in Clallam County.

“We reached my goal for the year which is 50 units,” MacGeraghty said.

“We’ve got a lot of warm reception.”

MacGeraghty is the founder and designated broker for Blue Sage Property Management, Inc., CRMC, that serves the Sequim and Port Angeles area.

She first started her business Blue Sage Realty in 2001 in Denver and now has expanded to managing homes in Clallam County, one commercial building in Washington and almost 200 units in Colorado.

In Clallam County, MacGeraghty said she primarily manages single-family residences but her company also manages condos, townhouses, small apartments and patio homes.

“We have two specialties here which is long-term leasing and management and vacant home checks.”

She said her company goes in once a week to check on vacant homes and uses outside vendors for maintenance.

Her property management team is comprised of a small staff of two leasing agents, one administrative assistant and her husband. She also has a company that does pre-qualifications for her business which takes a load off her small staff.

When it comes to investing and leasing properties, she said the properties have to be up to her standards.

“They have to be ‘nice’” she said. “That’s my one stipulation.”

“Our tag-line is, ‘We manage nice homes for nice people.’”

She said she enjoys upgrading homes and “making houses ready” for renters to lease.

“I like the project management aspect of it,” she said. “I’m not so keen on using my own elbow grease but I will.”

MacGeraghty, who has a Masters degree in operations research, said she got into the business of property management because she believes it is a good investment.

“I’m an analytical person,” she said. “Analytically I’ve come to the conclusion that real estate is a great investment. I’m very enthusiastic about it.”

Peninsula life

MacGeraghty and her husband moved to Sequim from Denver in 2015 and still own the property management company there.

“I have a good team in Denver,” she said. “We came here for basically the weather.”

MacGeraghty said she and her husband looked all over the country for the perfect place for them to live and found Sequim was the right fit.

“The people here are friendly,” she said.

MacGeraghty said she changed the name of her company when she moved to Sequim from Blue Sage Realty to Blue Sage Property Management, Inc., and will be re-branding her business in Denver.

While she started her Washington business in the comfort of her new home in Sequim, her Blue Sage Property Management office is located off US Highway 101 west of Carlsborg in between Sequim and Port Angeles.

Her company is affiliated with the National Association of Residential Property Managers and has earned Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation.

She said she was able to expand her business in Clallam County by networking opportunities with entities such as the Sequim Chamber of Commerce, the Port Angeles Business Association and using social media.

MacGeragthy said what keeps her going in the business every day is the variety that comes with the job and working with people.

“I learn how to work with tenants and owners but there’s always something new,” she said.

MacGeraghty said she currently does not have any vacancies but will have two properties available soon.

For information about Blue Sage Property Management, Inc., visit http://bluesagepropertymanagement.com/.

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