June 2022 Grand Rapids Rental Market Update

June 2022 Grand Rapids MI Rental Market Update

The Rental market in Grand Rapids is still strong The summer months are always a peak season for the rental market, and this year is no different. One factor that makes this a hot time for moving is the fact that families want to move and get settled in before the next school year.  We…

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March Grand Rapids Real Estate Rental Market Update – Spring 2022

March Grand Rapids Real Estate Rental Market Update - Spring 2022

How is the rental market in Grand Rapids going into Spring 2022? Days on market is going down A limited rental supply coupled with a high demand in the Grand Rapids area is not only causing rent rates to increase, but also reducing the days on market. “In the next three years, Kent and Ottawa…

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2021 Year in Review for Simple Property Management

Like last year, 2021 was challenging in some respects and great in others. Although the year saw increased maintenance and repair costs, we implemented new technology to offer an improved marketing package and showing process. These changes allow potential tenants to accomplish most of the search process without having to be in close contact with…

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Should I Accept Pets in my Grand Rapids Rental Property?

As a rental property owner, you may be concerned about pets causing damage to your property.  Learn why allowing pets gets you a larger pool of potential tenants, leads to tenants staying longer, and how we help ease your fears with our new Pet Damage Guarantee. Why would you want to allow pets in your…

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COVID 19 Update by Simple Property Management

Simple Property Management in Grand Rapids COVID-19 Update

The State of Michigan’s eviction moratorium The State of Michigan extended the eviction moratorium last week, so what is the state of the City of Grand Rapids’ rental market in relation to COVID-19? As far as what we are seeing, the rental market in Grand Rapids is good and things are moving. Great tenants are…

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Handling Coin-Operated Laundry in Rental Properties

Handling Coin-Operated Laundry in Rental Properties

What should you do with coin operated washers and dryers in your property? Providing an on-site laundry facility in your rental properties is always a plus. The trouble is the upkeep of these machines, especially coin-operated ones. Hire a Professional Laundry Company We suggest you hire a professional company to handle the servicing and coin…

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Property Management Tips-Move-In and Move-Out Documentation

We at Simple Property Management get asked all the time about how we document the condition of the property at move-in and move-out. Let’s start at the move-in.   Move-In As professional property managers, we use customized software for move-ins. Using software on our phones or iPads allows us to document everything at the property digitally.…

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Emotional Support Animals in Property Management

 Emotional support animals and property management Emotional support animals that are legitimate to help people, and not the emotional support animals who are only used as a way to get out of paying any pet fees. There are a lot of emotional support animal letters available online for you to buy and use. But…

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What is an Emergency?

In this video, Jon Smith of Simple Home Property Management, talks about identifying a real emergency. Provided below are a couple of examples of some emergencies: (1.) Flood – obviously if you can shut the water off and then call us that is the best thing to do, and in the meantime go ahead and…

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Make Sure Your Property is Ready for Winter

In this video, Jon of Simple Property Management, talks about getting your property ready for winter. Pretty soon we are going to have snow, ice, sleet, rain, wind, potential branches falling with all of that and it is very important that you make sure that your property is properly prepared to handle these items. We…

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