It started with a move
When our founder and his wife moved from Seattle to a different state, they decided to keep their house as a rental property. After interviewing several property management firms they were blown away by the cost for a service they could largely do on their own. That said, they wanted someone local who could help with maintenance and be a familiar face for their tenants.
A local contractor, Pete, had done some work on their house - they knew he was skilled, friendly, very punctual, and had the flexibility to be at the house quickly. Pete liked the idea of watching over the house and generating some additional income. The tenants, property owners, and Pete all valued the arrangement and RentalRiff was born.