Southeastern Michigan Property Management Blog

Monday, December 23, 2019

Maintenance Tips – Changing a Furnace Filter
Property Management Blog
Did you know a clogged furnace filter can actually stop your furnace from working and raises your utility bill? Keeping the air filter changed regularly (every 3-6 months per the manufacturer’s recommendation) will not only help keep your furnace running but it cuts down the amount of dust in your house, significantly improves the o...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Preventative Maintenance – Your Fall Maintenance Checklist
Property Management Blog
Fall in Michigan is such an exciting and beautiful time of year! It's also the best time to handle certain maintenance matters and prepare for the cold winter months ahead. Below are a few of our favorite and most important fall maintenance items you should cross off your list before the last pumpkin spiced latte is served! 1. Te...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Maintenance Tips – Checking Your Smoke Detector
Property Management Blog
Tenants are required to test smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and immediately report any issues. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends every month and to replace batteries once or twice a year.  Below are step-by-step tips to check your detector.1. Inform all family members that you are testing the alarms as it might fri...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Getting to Know: Fred Richter
Property Management Blog
Fred Richter has served an impressive 52 years in business throughout Southeastern Michigan. Find out what this veteran of property management and investing attributes as to the success of his property management career and work as a real estate investor. How many years have you worked in real estate?52 years. I started in 1967 as a ...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Maintenance for My Southeastern Michigan Rental Property – What’s the Right Way to Handle Repair...
Your rental property in Southeastern Michigan is going to need maintenance at some point, regardless of its age or condition. The best way to handle repairs is with a consistent process as well as a list of excellent vendors that you can trust. Today, we’re talking about our process for maintenance requests as a professional Southea...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Landscape Maintenance and Rental Properties
Property Management Blog
While residents want to rent a nice looking home, they often have no interest, time, or knowledge on how to maintain the property. They may agree to landscape maintenance in the rental contract but it can be difficult for a property manager or owner to enforce. The owner can charge the tenant for maintenance or include landscape maintenan...