When Should I Hire a Property Manager in Grand Rapids?

WE RECEIVE CALLS FROM OWNERS ASKING IF THEY SHOULD SIGN UP WITH A PROPERTY MANAGER IN GRAND RAPIDS. WE HAVE A SMALL LIST OF ITEMS THAT HELP DETERMINE WHETHER YOU NEED A PROPERTY MANAGER OR NOT. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? If you properties are located in Grand Rapids but you live in Florida, you may…

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Renters Insurance

SIMPLE HOME MANAGEMENT GETS A LOT OF QUESTIONS ON RENTERS INSURANCE. WE RECEIVE THE QUESTIONS FROM TENANTS AND OWNERS. TENANTS Simple Home Management, a Grand Rapids Property Management Company, requires tenants to have renters insurance. This is because is protects both parties. From the tenant perspective, if there is a loss it may or may not…

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Property Management Technology

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY At Simple Home Management we a lot of questions about what types of technology we use everyday. Managers that specialize in Property Management in Grand Rapids have a wealth of technology and we are going to go over them today. We use a specific property management software that is state of the art.…

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How Much Can I Rent My House For?

HOW MUCH CAN I RENT MY HOUSE FOR IN GRAND RAPIDS AND/OR WEST MICHIGAN? At Simple Home Management, one of the leading Grand Rapids Property Management companies, we get this question all the time. “I want to rent my house out, how much will it rent for?” This is a loaded question because there is…

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How to Budget for Capital Expenditures

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES We get tons of questions on capital expenditures. When we get a call for property management services in Grand Rapids, we also get questions on capital expenditures. Want to learn about capital expenditures? Read below! WHAT ARE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES? Capital expenditures are items that cost you money, but are not…

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Screening Tenants

We have many owners that approach us and ask what our process is for properly screening tenants. The process is very simple. We suggest developing your process and sticking to it! SCREENING TENANTS FOR SUCCESS TENANT APPLICATION The first step to screening tenants is to have a good application and charge for it! Charging an application fee will weed…

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How Well Do You Know Your Rental Property?

RENTAL PROPERTY TENANTS- IMPORTANT ITEMS TO KNOW It is important to take the time to know where important items are in your rental property in case of emergency. Since it is easy to forget where these items are, it’s a good idea to refresh your memory. Water Shut Off Valves- Most rental properties in Grand…

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Details to Check When Purchasing Rental Property in Grand Rapids MI

DETAILS TO CHECK WHEN PURCHASING A RENTAL PROPERTY IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI We put together a list of things we feel are important when looking to purchasing rental property in Grand Rapids, MI. These may not be deal breakers for you, but they are things that we see investors miss when looking at a property. OUTSIDE CONDITION Is…

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Things to Consider When Looking for a Rental Home

RENTAL HOME SEARCH! As a premiere property manager in Grand Rapids, Simple Home Management gets tons of questions from tenants about their rental search.  When your are searching for a rental home, the first place you should start is to define where you want to live. Next you will decide on housing type and rental…

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