gkhouses – Your Knoxville Property Manager
Are you tired of managing your property or maybe you’re just looking for a great property manager in Knoxville?
We’re here to help! gkhouses is run by local and professional property managers here in Knoxville and can handle all of your rental property needs. Our flat fee pricing plans and the full range of services mean that you don’t have to stress about showing your home, screening tenants, collecting rent, managing work orders, and the accounting that comes with owning rental properties.
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Our staff is trained and specialized in managing single-family residential properties, and is committed to providing you the best service at a reasonable price. When you hire our team, you can always expect the highest degree of integrity, professionalism, and ethics.
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What can our property management company in knoxville do for you?
Tenant Screening : If there’s one thing you can’t afford to get wrong with rental property, it’s screening for tenants. Screening tenants yourself can be a risk you don’t want to take if you aren’t 100% sure of your methods. Over the past decade, we have screened thousands and thousands of tenants successfully.
Lease Signing : Our leases are not only ironclad; they’re reviewed by attorneys most knowledgeable in Tennessee landlord-tenant law. And our tenants are happy to sign our contracts because they know we are going to manage with integrity and transparency.
Maintenance and Repairs : Maintenance is a part of owning rental property. Our team manages maintenance work orders to help keep your tenant happy and to keep prices down for you. All of our maintenance staff is licensed and insured as well as any outside vendor we may use.
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WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE gkhouses AS YOUR PROPERTY MANAGER IN KNOXVILLE, TN?
Choosing a right property management company can be quite challenging process. We at gkhouses stand apart from the crowd providing you exceptional services every day. Here are three things that set us apart from other Knoxville Property Managers:
The Industries 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.
Customer Focused Innovation – we are not satisfied with property management as usual. We are continually looking for ways to innovate on behalf of our owners and tenants. We aim to serve you well and keep your tenants happy in your home.
Uncomfortable Transparency – trust is the cornerstone of any business relationship. We believe your confidence in our ability grows by being uncomfortably transparent. We’ve found that owners don’t expect us to be perfect. What they do expect is for us to communicate and be open with them.
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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 digital 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 see your home as efficiently as possible.
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?
Our fees vary depending on the homeowner and the rental property. However, in general, our fees are as follows:
- See our Pricing Page for up-to-date information.
- 10% management fee for any maintenance or construction items gkhouses subcontracts to independent contractors.
- The hourly market rate for any gkhouses employee’s labor for construction or maintenance items. The current rate is $78 per hours, but subject to change.
Contact us for more information on our fee schedule for your rental property.
When do I get paid?
Typically rent is late after the 3rd (according to our gkhouses lease) of the month. Once we’ve collected the rent, we will disburse owner funds and statements on 2nd Friday of each month. We also send an ‘end of the month’ statement on the last day of the month. If there are any additional funds to disburse, we will send them your way.
Do you keep a reserve for maintenance expenses throughout the month?
Yes, we retain $500 per owner for up to five houses. If an investor has more than five houses, we will hold $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?
We established gkhouses in 2008. We initially began in the business by managing our own 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 throughout the Birmingham, Chattanooga, Nashville and Little Rock area.
Can I read a copy of your management agreement?
Absolutely, feel free to give us a call or email us at [email protected], 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 Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia 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?
Our current owners can reach us at [email protected] and (501) 232-0676 ext. 3 during normal business hours. If you would like to learn more about our management services, we’d ask you to call (501) 232-0676 ext 3 or email s[email protected].
If you email [email protected] your email will be answered in the order it was received.
If you have more questions about our processes for owner communication, feel free to reach out to us at the number above.
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 come to us as a referral from an agent, we would 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 a powerful 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 typical gkhouses lease is a five-year lease that auto-renews every 12 months. A tenant can turn in a notice to move at the end of each 12 month period. If they do not, the lease will automatically renew for an additional 12 months. There is also a 5% rent increase each year unless owner requests we keep rent the same.
How much security deposit do you charge the tenant?
One month’s rent
How soon can you start managing my 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 and condominiums.
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 at the property.
Who holds the tenant security deposit?
By law, we hold the tenant’s security deposit in a dedicated account at a local bank.