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Isn’t it time that your Southwest Michigan property is managed like the investment it is?
We manage your property like we manage our own real estate investments.
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About Real Property Management
Real Property Management Instant Equity (We recently changed our name from RPM Southwest Michigan) is the Southwest Michigan area’s property experts. With over 20 years of experience and the professional systems of a national company, we are the trusted leader in the reliable management of single & multi-family residences, associations and vacation rentals.
Our goal is to preserve your investment and maximize your return, without disrupting your daily life. You can earn more with less hassle when you let Real Property Management take care of your long-term property goals.
Properties We Manage
We take care of all types of residential properties for our clients – houses, condos, multiplexes such as duplex and triplexes, and even apartment complexes.
In addition, we manage common interest communities or Homeowner Associations (HOAs) and vacation rentals.
What We Do
With precision and detail, we provide professional and trustworthy property management services.
After accessing and evaluating your property, we will guide you through the process and handle it all.
We will take care of all your property needs from start to finish such as:
Continuous Communications with Client
Marketing and Advertising
Tenant Screening and Selection
What We Do in 60 Seconds - Video
Our approach is simple. We provide professional, trustworthy property management services, from tenant screening to leasing to maintenance to evictions. Whether you are an investor with several rental homes throughout Berrien County or maybe you’re an “unintentional” landlord from St. Joseph, we have your solution.
Make more money without the hassle
Whether you own a duplex in Niles, a single-family rental in St. Joe or a multi-family in New Buffalo, owning rental properties can cost you precious time and money, if not handled properly. The right property management company can make all the difference. Locally owned but backed by a national franchise, our goal at Real Property Management Instant Equity in Southwest Michigan is to protect your investment, minimize your costs, and maximize your income—without interrupting your daily life.
Make more money without the hassle
With Real Property Management Instant Equity, you can count on our local knowledge and expertise, supported by systems and processes developed over the past 25 years. Join the thousands of rental homeowners and investors who trust Real Property Management across the country to manage their rental property. Whether you own one rental or several investment properties throughout Southwest Michigan, our staff is prepared to meet the demands of property management, 24 hours a day. We know what works, what rents, and how to get more out of your rental property – all at a competitive price.
Real Property Management has been very responsive when issues have arisen. Being an owner of a property that does not live in the area it is important to know that they will take charge of the various items that are needed. Real Property Management has managed several projects that were needed. The pricing and the prompt attention to completing the work have been most acceptable. I can’t thank them enough for their help.
– Charles Brown
We were extremely satisfied with our home inspection. They were very prompt, responded quickly to our needs, were thorough, professional, and provided excellent communication and a detailed and thorough report. Highly recommend them. It was an AAA+ experience. Thank you!
– Ralph & Peg Brandle
We’ve been renting through Real Property Management for the past two years. Any questions or needs we have, are met right away. I’d recommend this place 100% to anyone looking for a stress-free rental agreement.
– Markianna Svorec
Frequently Asked Questions
How do rent payments work and how do I get paid?
Most tenants pay their rent online through the tenant portal. We then transfer the rent to you through a direct deposit into your bank account. We also accept checks and money orders from tenants.
How do you advertise your properties?
Getting properties rented efficiently is pivotal to our success and happy clients, we market property vacancies across approximately 30 well known online platforms to find quality tenants quickly.
How do you handle repairs and maintenance?
Tenants or owners can submit a maintenance request via their online portal or via email, phone or text. As part of a national franchise system, we have maintenance staff who answers maintenance calls 24/7. Also, the portal allows tenants and owners to submit a request by providing a description of the issue as well as upload photos. Our goal is full transparency of the maintenance process.
Can I do repairs myself?
We highly recommend that you use professional vendors that have been vetted for professionalism, timeliness, and have the proper licensing to mitigate your risk. But if you like to do your own repairs, we will discuss the best process to use with you.
Should I accept pets?
Over half of all renters have pets. Being open to pets will increase demand through the entire prospective rental pool and increase the rental price per month. If you would rather not, it is OK to prohibit pets. Most of our owners consider pets on a case-by-case basis.
How long does it take to rent a property?
The leasing process has many variables including time of year, local inventory, condition, and price. In most cases, we can find a qualified applicant to fill vacancies quickly and offer a 30 guarantee.
How much will my property rent for each month?
Much like the real estate market determines sales prices, the local rental market determines rental rates. Generally one of the first parts of the process is to provide you with an estimate of the likely rental rate for your property.
What is your tenant screening process?
Tenant screening is very thorough includes criminal background, credit, employment, and rental history checks.
What happens if my tenant stops paying rent or causes trouble?
Our tenant screening process usually prevents these types of issues; however, if a problem should arise, we always respond promptly and firmly. If a tenant were to need to be evicted, we handle that process for you.
What services does Real Property Management Instant Equity provide?
Real Property Management provides comprehensive full-service property management. Our services include rent and fee collection, screening, leasing, maintenance, professional market analysis, evictions, financial statements, and much more. We also do full-service association management and vacation property management.
Why shouldn’t I manage my property by myself?
Utilizing the right property management company can make you more money, not less. Our experience will ensure that you enjoy an optimal return on investment for your rental property and peace of mind.
Can I rent my property furnished?
The market for furnished rental properties is smaller, most renters prefer an unfurnished property but that does not preclude you from doing so. We can provide more information.
How do I know what is going on with my investment?
Our online portal makes it quick and easy to access any information for your rental property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And certainly, we are available via phone, email or text also.
Who pays for rental property maintenance cost?
The owner bears the financial responsibility of paying for repairs to the investment property which includes repairs falling under normal “wear and tear.”If the tenant is found responsible for damage or is negligent about property maintenance our offices will bill and reimburse accordingly.
Do you handle evictions?
We do handle evictions. While evictions are not wanted by anybody, they do sometimes happen. We ensure all evictions are in compliance legally.
Real Property Management Instant Equity in
Real Property Management Instant Equity in Southwest Michigan is the local expert in providing the best property management service.
We help rental property owners or condo associations in Southwest Michigan experience trusted
professional help managing their property through our 20+ years experience.
Real Property Management Instant Equity Southwest Michigan’s local knowledge, experience, and power covers the following towns:
St. Joseph, Stevensville, Baroda, Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Sawyer, Harbert, New Troy, Union Pier, Three Oaks,
New Buffalo, Galien, Buchanan, Niles, Benton Harbor, Coloma, Watervliet, Hartford