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Emotional Support Animals in Property Management

 Jon Smith of Simple Home Property Management talks about emotional support animals – 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…

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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 Smith of Simple Home 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…

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Simple Home Property Management Late Fees

  In this video, Jon Smith of Simple Home Property Management, talks about our company’s late fee charges: what are late fees and when do they get assessed? Our late fee is $50 and it gets assessed after the 5th of the month. So it means, if you pay your rent on the 6th then…

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Simple Home Property Management Eviction Process

  In this video, Jon Smith of Simple Home Property Management, talks about our company’s eviction process: what do we do when the tenant doesn’t pay? The first thing that needs to be done is to assess the tenant’s late charge and then we send them a 7-day notice. This notice really just says that…

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Property Manager Update – September 2017 Grand Rapids Rental Rates

  Below are the Grand Rapids rental rates for the month ending September 2017.  As a professional property manager in Grand Rapids, MI we are always watching rental rates.  We have consulted with other landlords and property manager companies in the area and these numbers are pretty accurate.  We are all seeing rental rates dip…

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Property Management Evictions

A property managers favorite week!  Rent week!  Watch the video below for the eviction process. For a written out process of evictions, click here! If you would like a free rental assessment, contact us today! Simple Home Management is a leading Grand Rapids property management company and specializes in working with property owners with one to 30 rental…

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10 Lethal Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

10 LETHAL MISTAKES REAL ESTATE INVESTORS MAKE NO PLAN! Rental Properties are a business- not a one-time transaction. Look at owning the property as a long-term investment (20 plus years). If you were going to be involved in a business for over 20 years, wouldn’t you have a plan? How many properties do you want…

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Property Management and Wildlife Removal

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE A PROPERTY MANAGER AND YOU GET THE CALL THAT THE TENANT HAS A RACCOON (OR OTHER SMALL ANIMAL) IN THEIR PROPERTY? Every once in a while every rental owner or manager runs into this challenge. Of course it happens at 11pm at night and no one you call will…

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What Upgrades do Professional Property Managers Suggest?

When a rental unit goes vacant at Simple Home Management, the big question we get is, “What upgrades should I do?”. As a professional Property Management Company, we know what pays and what doesn’t. The first thing to look at when deciding on your upgrades is current rental rate and what you want the new…

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