gkhouses – A Chattanooga Property Management Company
Have you been searching for a professional Property Management company in Chattanooga? You have come to the right place!
With offices in four cities, gkhouses manages over 1,300 houses. Our innovative business model combined with our incredible team ensures that all of your rental property needs are met.
Each team member takes pride in the service provided to our Chattanooga and North Georgia homeowners and tenants.
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How Our Chattanooga Property Management Services Can Be Helpful To You?
Over the past decade managing rental property, we have discovered what every owner finds valuable and how we can best serve their interests.
We believe there are three ways that gkhouses’ stands out from every other Chattanooga property manager:
The industry's most talented team
We only hire the best talent to work at gkhouses. We aren’t necessarily looking for property managers, but gifted and motivated individuals who are capable of learning the business, serving our clients, and leading people. Our team is second to none.
We treat it like we own it
When we started gkhouses we were our first customers. And many of our original properties are still being managed by our team. We will manage your houses just like we manage our houses – with excellence, integrity and transparency.Our goal is that you have an outstanding experience and you remain our clients for as long as you rent your home
We put our money where our mouth is
Our four guarantees are the strongest in the industry, and we believe in our ability to deliver you stellar service that will not be found elsewhere. To demonstrate this, all of our guarantees were created to financially hold us accountable to our clients.
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Our Guarantee – Your Satisfaction
100% Happiness Guarantee
You can cancel the management agreement at anytime without penalty if you’re not satisfied with our service.
Tenant Performance Guarantee
Should a tenant that we qualify and place in your home break their lease within the first six months of their lease term, we will replace the tenant and waive the leasing fee.
21 Day Lease Guarantee
We will rent your home in 21 days or less to a well qualified tenant, or your first two months of management are free
If there is a vendor or installation related problem with our work within the first year, we will make it right at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Question
How quickly can you rent my home?
Renting your home is a function of the amount of traffic driven to see your home. Simply put, it’s a numbers game!
At gkhouses, we take renting your home serious and harness the power of both digital and guerrilla marketing tactics to get your house noticed, applications filled out and tenants placed.
We’ve found that it takes a certain number of showings and not a certain amount of time to lease your home. That is why our goal is to drive traffic to your home.
Our current marketing efforts for our rental homes drive over 21,000 unique visitors to our website each month. This marketing traffic is what produces showings, which produces applications, which produces a well-qualified tenant for your rental property.
What are your fees?
We use to be just like everyone else in the industry and charge 10% management fee and a full month leasing fee, but we’ve since moved to a flat fee pricing plan. We believe these plans fit our owners’ needs and investment strategies better than before. We provide owners with three different pricing plans, Silver, Gold, & Platinum, starting at $65 per month. To learn more about our pricing plans, visit our pricing plans page.
When do I get paid?
Typically rent is late on the 3rd or 5th of each month. Once we’ve collected the rent, we will disburse owner funds on the 2nd Friday of each month and again on the last day of the month.
Do you keep a reserve for maintenance expenses throughout the month?
Yes, we keep $500 per owner for up to five houses. If an investor has more than five houses, we keep $100 per property. This reserve is to handle unforeseen maintenance items throughout the month. In the event maintenance continues to exceed that amount, we’ll review this amount and have a conversation with you about adjusting the reserve to a more appropriate amount.
How long have you been a professional property manager?
gkhouses started in 2008. We initially began in the business by managing our personal rental property. However, we saw the need in the market for a professional single-family property manager and decided to offer our services to others that had a high expectation of property management staff and a need for transparency and detailed accounting systems.
Our team of professional property managers has amassed a wealth of experience in the real estate industry as well as other industries to offer a battle-proven team of veterans for our clients.
How many properties do you manage?
We currently manage approximately 1,500 properties for more than 900 owners in Birmingham, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Little Rock.
Can I review your management agreement?
Feel free to give us a call or email us at email@example.com, and we’ll gladly email you a copy of our current management agreement.
Am I required to make my property available to Section 8?
No, you don’t have to accept Section 8 qualified tenants.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed by the State of Alabama to manage rental property. And we also ONLY allow licensed and insured maintenance staff and vendors to work on our rental houses.
How Can I Best Reach You?
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and (205) 940-6363 ext. 3 during regular business hours.
Can you put the money directly into my account?
Yes, we make ACH payments directly into owner accounts. We disperse to owners on the second Friday of the month and again on the last day of the month.
Do I get to see the lease or sign it?
If you would like to see the lease, we can provide you with a copy. The tenant signs a lease with gkhouses as your Agent.
Do you sell real estate too?
If you become a client as a result of an agent referral, we will refer you back to that agent. We also have staff that specifically focus on the selling of real estate should the need arise.
How is rent collection handled?
At gkhouses, we believe the best method for collecting rent is slow and steady pressure throughout the month as opposed to frantic and harsh pressure if rent becomes late. Not only do our tenants get friendly reminders that rent is due, but we also have weekly collections meetings where we discuss each tenant individually and decide the next step on a case by case basis. This has proven to be an efficient manner of handling rents and is validated in our 95%+ collection rate on tenants that we place.
How long of a lease do you sign?
A gkhouses lease is a 1-year lease which auto-renews every 12 months for up to 5 years. A tenant can turn in a notice to move at the end of each 12 month period, but if they do not turn in a notice, the lease will automatically renew for an additional 12 months. There is also a 5% rent increase each year unless the owner requests we keep rent the same.
What type of reports do I get and how often?
Each month you will receive an Owner’s Statement with a detailed description of any rent collected as well as maintenance performed on your home. Attached to that report will be a copy of all the invoices for maintenance performed on the property.
How much security deposit do you charge the tenant?
One month’s rent
How soon can you start managing my property?
We can begin managing your property as soon as you sign a management agreement and hand over the keys. Almost immediately we will schedule a walkthrough by one of our experienced property managers and make sure everything is ready for this property to be rented.
What type of properties do you manage?
We specialize in single-family houses.