Over the past ten years, we’ve managed a lot of rental property – personally and for others. We’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way so that you don’t have to repeat our same mistakes.
As Birmingham’s premier Single Family Residence property managers, gkhouses focuses on providing a high level of service for all of our owners whether you own one house or 200 houses. At gkhouses, our goal is to be an “insanely great property management company,” and we believe we will accomplish that be living out gkhouses’ Three Uniques mentioned on the owner’s page: Communication, Uncomfortable Transparency, and Celebrate the Tenant.
In our experience, we’ve learned no matter how many houses they own; owners have the same general questions about the process of renting out your home. So, we put together an infographic to help explain how we work with owners just like you every day.
If you think we’d be a good fit to manage your home, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us via phone at (205) 217-7772 or by filling out the inquiry form and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible.
If you still have a few questions about gkhouses before you reach out, feel free to check out some of our most frequently asked questions below.
Answers to your common questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
We currently manage over 1,300 properties for more than 500 owners throughout the Birmingham and Nashville areas.
Feel free to give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll gladly email you a copy of our current management agreement.
Yes, we are licensed with 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.
You can reach us at email@example.com and (205) 940-6363 ext. 3 during regular business hours.
If you email firstname.lastname@example.org your email will be answered in the order it was received. Communication is one of gkhouses’ Three Uniques and one we know owners take seriously. If you have more questions about our processes for owner communication, feel free to reach out to us at the number above.
A gkhouses lease is a 1-year lease which auto-renews each 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.
Per Alabama Law, we hold the tenant’s security deposit in a dedicated account at a local bank.
We specialize in single family houses.