Grand Rapids Tenant Screening and Placement

Once you’ve found the perfect investment property in Grand Rapids, we’re here to help you lease, manage, and maintain it. A good rental experience starts with a good tenant. Our experience in the local rental market and the wider property management industry has taught us that well-qualified tenants increases your income and reduces your risk.

At United Properties of Western Michigan, attracting, screening, and retaining good tenants is a priority.

Learn more about our tenant placement programs and the hands-on property managers who will help it perform better. If you’re in need of Grand Rapids property management or you need help finding a new tenant, we can help.

Attracting and Identifying Great Tenants Reduces Risk and Vacancy

Strategic marketing allows us to reach the tenants we’re hoping will choose your property for their next rental home. These are residents who pay rent on time, follow the lease terms, communicate openly, and take care of the property as if they owned it themselves. Our marketing plans include:

  • High quality photos, because tenants will look at those first.
  • Concise, descriptive advertisements.
  • Maximum exposure for your listing through our website, popular syndicated rental websites, and our network of professional real estate partners.
  • Responsive showings.

We’re quick to follow up with tenants when they call or message with an inquiry. We do just the right amount of pre-screening before we agree to a showing. We want to make sure they’ll be ready to move in when the home is ready. We also want to know about income, number of residents, and whether there’s a history of eviction. We’ll talk about pets and security deposits and rental terms.

Then, we’ll show them your rental home.

We’ll take care of everything that’s necessary to attract, place, and retain your Grand Rapids tenants.

An efficient and effective marketing process leads to lower vacancy times and better residents.

Grand Rapids Tenant Screening and Placement

Our tenant screening process is not dissimilar to the procedures all property managers use, but we review applications with a bit more rigor in order to really reduce the risk of placing an under-qualified tenant. The goal is to reduce the chance of late or unpaid rent, property damage, and conflict.

The standard screening process includes:

  • Credit checks

  • Income and employment verification

  • National criminal history check

  • Eviction check

  • Residential reference checks

What sets us apart is our underwriting process, and that results in a better and more qualified tenant for your property.

A full-time applications underwriter is employed by our team, which puts a focus on verification, documentation, and legally compliant tenant screening.

We know exactly what we’re looking for in a tenant, and what we wish to avoid. Our applications underwriter has only one job: to ensure your tenant is exactly who they say they are. And, to make sure that the risk in leasing to that particular applicant does not outweigh the benefits of approving them for your property.

Our tenant screening process is designed to protect your property and maximize your rental income. Find out more by working with United Properties of West Michigan.

Areas We Serve

  • Rockford
  • Sparta
  • Lowell
  • Alto
  • Byron Center
  • Caledonia
  • Jenison
  • Jamestown
  • Hudsonville

And more!

RentRange Rental Property Analysis Sample Report is an example of the type of service that United Properties of West Michigan can provide.

Need a Free Rental Analysis for Grand Rapids Property Management?

Most investors in Grand Rapids aren’t sure about how much value their rental property holds. We know how to correctly price your property to ensure it rents quickly to a great tenant and earns you as much income as possible.

Is your investment property in North East Citizens Action, East Grand Rapids, Oakdale or elsewhere in Grand Rapids?

Talk to us about your property, and we’ll send you an estimate of its rental value. We have a deep understanding of the rental market in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. We know what tenants are looking for, and how to maximize your potential rents based on unit quality and the market demand.That makes us the rental home management company Muskegon, Wyoming, and other Grand Rapids area owners rely on.

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Any time something needs to be fixed or looked at Ethan with maintenance is ALWAYS the biggest help! Thank you again!
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I am an investor, and I have always had a great experience with United property management. Thank you UPM
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United Properties was always responsive to maintenance requests and a pleasure to interact with. I would recommend them for any rental property.
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Want to Learn More About Property Management?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with United Properties, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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1348 Front Avenue, NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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