All Posts by Justin Bajema

Even Property Managers Deal with Awkward Situations… Make Sure You’re Prepared

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a property management company in Grand Rapids is that they specialize in handling day-to-day rental operations. This allows landlords the ability to focus their efforts on acquiring real estate investments, instead of tedious management operations or awkward situations. Our Grand Rapids property management company addresses the following awkward, […]

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Is It Damage or Is It Wear and Tear?

Every time a tenant vacates a property, the issue arises of what constitutes damage inflicted by the tenant (which is the tenant’s responsibility) and what constitutes normal wear and tear (which is the owner’s responsibility). There’s a sizable security deposit at stake, and each party wants to put it to his own uses: the landlord […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Property Managers & Landlords

As property managers enjoy the Spring weather, it’s also time for some Spring cleaning, which is crucial for maintaining property investments. Property managers and landlords can help avoid and prevent unnecessary winter damage by visiting homes in the spring. The following highlights the benefits of conducting annual spring rental inspections.   Inspect – Landlords should […]

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Helping to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Property owners and renters have a full plate when it comes to dealing with problems.  Property damage, missed rent payments, screening prospective tenants, insurance… The list is never-ending, it seems.  Like it or not, there’s one more thing you’ll need to add to the list: carbon monoxide poisoning.  Besides being a liability issue, the safety […]

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The Importance of Checking Renters’ References

When filtering prospective tenant applications, checking for references is a step that must not be omitted from the process.  Any reliable tenant ought to have someone who can vouch for him or her, and it’s not enough to just get personal references.  Sure, personal references are fine and can help establish that your next tenant […]

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Tips for Finding a Good Landscaping Company

If there’s one thing that all property managers understand, it’s the importance of curb appeal.  Like it or not, the value of the property itself is inextricably linked to a large number of factors, many of which pertain to the external visual aspects of that property.  Property managers, who are often unable to do everything […]

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The Importance of Checking Tenant References

Seasoned property managers know the ups and downs of renting to tenants.  They know that sometimes renting can be hassle-free and highly profitable, while other times it can be a day-to-day struggle.  From nonpayment of rent to property destruction to frivolous lawsuits, having the wrong tenants can be an ongoing nightmare.  How can you avoid […]

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