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Emotional Support Animals in Property Management!

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...

What is an Emergency?

What is a Real 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...

Make sure Your Property Is Ready for Winter

Is your Property 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...

Simple Home Property Management Late Fees

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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....