Thank you for your interest in our organization. Membership
price is based upon the number of units you own. Rental property
ownership is not a requirement for membership.
To become a member download and print this Application
Packet. Mail applicable forms with a check payable to:
Rental Association of Wenatchee Valley
P.O. Box 554
Wenatchee, WA 98807
There are numerous benefits to membership in the RAWV.
Membership Dinner meetings are held five times a year.
It's a great way to meet other landlords and managers to share
ideas and ask questions. There is time set aside after every
meeting to ask board members rental management related questions.
2. Educational Programs At each
of our membership meetings an educational program is arranged.
This is an opportunity for our members to discuss their problems,
concerns, and to meet other members in a relaxed social setting.
Our newsletter includes timely articles of general
interest written by authorities in the rental industry. (Ten
per year, no newsletter for December and August.)
4. Legal Services Limited free legal
service for residential properties, plus reduced legal fees for current RAWV members.
5. Credit/Criminal Background Services
New privacy laws require Landlords to be a member of
an Association like ours to do background checks on applicants.
The Credit Bureaus have announced new strict requirements for obtaining credit reports. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that one must have a "permissible purpose" for obtaining credit reports. The Rental Association of Wenatchee Valley has an agreement
with The Information Source, a Spokane-based credit/criminal
research company. Click Here for forms and information.
Remember ALL information on the credit report is confidential and is not to be shared with anyone! This information must be kept in a secure location or you may lose your ability to screen with this company.
6. Rental Forms/Books Updated forms
are sold to keep you legal and help your business operate
smoothly and more efficiently. We have two publications:
The Advertising to Occupancy and More Publication
which gives step by step instructions and includes all the
necessary forms to get you up and running. These forms are
updated as needed and can be copied from the book. You get
one of these books as part of joining and can update forms
in it when needed. If you have been a member and would like
an updated version of this book it is $25. This book is
now over 100 pages and includes over 30 forms needed from
occupancy to move out. It is recommende that all members
purchase a new book so that they are using the most updated
Our second publication, The Eviction Process,
includes instructions and notices for problem tenants and
evictions. This book can be purchased separately for $10.
7. Associate Commercial members
Offering you a selection of local services and retail products,
8. Officers and Directors
Volunteering their time and talents to be
of service to you. The phone numbers on the 3rd page of this
newsletter are available to help answer your questions.
9. WAA Membership and Legislative Representation
Your membership to RAVW includes
membership to the Washington Apartment Association. Your interests
are served on vital issues by our State Legislative Lobbyist.
The need for representation on laws affecting the rental industry
is a constant concern of our Association.
10. Seminars Subjects regarding
investments, fair housing issues, drug labs, customer service,
etc. given by professionals and offered at nominal cost to
you are organized by our state group once a year.
11. Trade Show Held annually with
the state seminar.
12. Advertising - See a link on our web
site to advertise your vacancies on Craig's List. Members
can also use the newsletter to advertise their properties
for sale for a fee.
A United Voice There is strength in UNITY!