Irrespective of whether you are currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan or are planning to relocate to the city, there are certain tips you need to keep in mind when finding a home to rent. However, before starting your search, you need to first determine what kind of place you want to rent. Do you want a condo, townhouse or duplex? Do you want an unfurnished or already furnished home? What is your budget for the rental house? How many people will you be living with? The answers to these questions will help you to narrow down your search and quickly locate the home that will meet your needs. Once you have determined these basic factors you can then use any of the methods listed below to find a home to rent in Grand Rapids, Michigan:


1. Online Listings

The Internet offers tenants an extensive platform to quickly and effectively find advertised rental properties for all interested parties. Because of the extensive database of listed rental homes found in online sites, you will be able to make a comparison between them and choose the one that best fits your needs. Many online sites offer pictures of the listed properties to give you a better description of the advertised home. Through online listings, you will save a lot of time and energy while looking for a home to rent in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


2. Real estate agencies

There are real estate agencies that focus or specialize in rental homes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Consulting with these agencies would be the best option if you are looking for a rental home that has uncovered or covered parking, high-level security, pest control, swimming pools, clubs, fitness centers, recreational centers, close proximity to main city or public transportation, pet-friendly rules, and laundry in units among others.


3. Friends and family

Your friends and family members that are currently living in Grand Rapids, Michigan can be a good resource in locating the best rental homes in the area. Through their reviews, you will better know which homes to avoid and which ones to consider.


4. Search a neighborhood

You can also walk or drive through a preferred neighborhood and search the available rental homes in the area.

About the author

Justin Bajema, CPM® is the Founder & President of Access Investment Group, LLC and Access Property Management Group, LLC. He holds the coveted CPM® designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

His love for everything Real Estate and business began with one book sent to him while he was returning back from the war in Iraq in 2003, "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki.

Justin is a proud U.S. Marine combat veteran who served 2 tours in Iraq as an infantryman. He received the Purple Heart from Commander in Chief President George Bush for his wounds received in action while fighting in Iraq.

He has successfully put together numerous real estate investment holdings from single-family homes to multi-million dollar apartment community deals.