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Individualized Property Management Services in Grand Rapids, MI. Why It’s A Bad Idea And Will Leave You Frustrated!

Kevin Wright - Thursday, December 01, 2016

You have owned rental property in Grand Rapids, MI for some time now and over those years you have received affirmation that income producing rental properties is a great way to build wealth long-term. You’re now being financially rewarded for your decision to take action and proactively move to better not only yourself, but your entire family by working to accumulate a portfolio of rentals which can someday be passed on to your heirs. You have worked hard over those years. It hasn’t always been easy being a landlord. You have learned a lot and now feel pretty confident in your abilities. There were many sacrifices made of your time and energy, but now you are seeing the fruits of your labor and it was all worth it. Congratulations! You are on your way…..  Read More

How Much Does Property Management Cost in Grand Rapids, MI?

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Grand Rapids Property Management Advice: 5 Reasons Landlords Are Losing Money!

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 09, 2016

What Does a Property Manager Do? Tips for Landlords in Grand Rapids, MI

Web Admin - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tenant Screening: Best Practices for Property Management in Grand Rapids, MI

Web Admin - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When you’re reviewing applications and screening people interested in your property, you’re looking for the perfect tenant. Today, we’re talking about what kind of information you need to make the right decision.   Read More

Why Work with Qwest Property Management in Grand Rapids, MI?

Web Admin - Thursday, June 09, 2016

First Impressions with Rental Maintenance | Grand Rapids Property Management Tips

Web Admin - Thursday, May 12, 2016

Many decisions we make in life will be based on our feelings, what our gut says to us. When you meet someone, you may know right away if you like them. We all know that feeling of being rubbed the wrong way. We also know the feeling of hitting it off with someone we just met. That is a fantastic feeling. We can also get those same kind of impressions when we see a property for the first time.   Read More

What Does It Mean to Be a Good Landlord in Grand Rapids?

Web Admin - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Anyone who has owned rental property or been in Grand Rapids property management knows that landlords can get a bad rap. Why is that? Tenants have a lot of needs. It’s the landlords job to meet those needs. Even if you do fix the broken toilet, or try to get the next door neighbor to be quieter at night, you might still be left with an unhappy tenant. What can you do to try and make your tenant’s experience at your rental property enjoyable? Let’s start with just having a good attitude.  Read More

Grand Rapids Landlords and HUD Anti-Discrimination Laws

Web Admin - Monday, February 22, 2016

In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at common mistakes landlords can and do make. I will use examples I’ve seen ourselves as property managers, and others that have been published. First let’s talk about marketing. Landlord has a nice 2-bedroom home for rent, but it’s on a pretty busy street. She worries that someone with small children could move in, and their kids would not be safe. She figures it’s a small house, so she’ll advertise it this way: Quaint little home perfect for students or young couples without kids. I saw this on Craigslist. I called the owner and gave her a crash course on Fair Housing. Her intentions were so genuine. She quickly fixed the advertisement. The prospective resident can drive by the home and see how busy the road is and determine if the home still meets their needs. The property owner changed her Craigslist title to say: Quaint 2-bedroom home with hardwood floors throughout, washer and dryer, dishwasher and one stall garage. In this case, fair housing did not get have to get involved. Be aware of discriminatory advertising language.   Read More

Should I Allow Pets in My Rental Property?

Web Admin - Friday, February 19, 2016

What does this mean? If you’re a property owner, it means you might want to consider renting to people with pets if you don’t want to miss a large market of good renters. Should you accept all pets? Probably not. Know what your city allows.  Know the limitations set by your insurance company. Know your own comfort level. Be consistent. You can pick and choose what you allow. Some common practices are to allow one pet only, one cat or one dog, or maybe a two pet limit will work for your rental. Some people put restrictions on weight and breed of dogs. Whatever you do, be consistent. You do not want break to fair housing laws.    Read More

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