Owner – FAQ Videos

Where To Invest In Birmingham: Center Point, Roebuck, Huffman Edition

Hey everybody, this is Matthew Whitaker with gkhouses. I'm back with another episode of Where to Invest in Birmingham, Alabama. Today...I've already done a video on kind of the entirety of Birmingham,...

Where To Invest In Birmingham: Adamsville, Forestdale, Graysville

What's up, everybody? This is Matthew Whitaker back and I am doing a kind of overview of Birmingham investing. Today I'm going to dig into Adamsville, Forestdale, and Graysville area. So this is a ver...

Where To Invest In Birmingham Alabama General Overview

What's up, everybody? Mathew Whitaker here. I am going to knock out a quick video that's just a general overview of the Birmingham investing market. I'm literally going to jump over onto a map and jus...

How Do I Build A Portfolio Of Rental Homes In Birmingham Al?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker back with another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, how do I build a portfolio of rental homes in Birmingham, Alabama?

How To Rent Your House Fast

Hey. Spencer Sutton here with gkhouses, and today I just want to walk through two different lists. So one list is gonna be some things that you can do to help your house rent faster or maybe even for ...

To All Of The Real Estate Investors Out There

Hey there, Spencer Sutton with gkhouses. I wanted to record this quick video just... I've had several conversations the past few days with real estate investors who are buying properties. They're out-...

What is Your Birmingham Pricing?

Spencer Sutton here with GK houses. And today, I'm gonna answer the question, "What is your Birmingham pricing?" So this is a question we get asked. Almost every single time someone calls us, they wan...

What Is Your Little Rock Pricing?

Hey. Spencer Sutton here with GK houses and Little Rock. So I wanna answer the question today, what is your pricing?

What Is Your Nashville Pricing?

Hey, Spencer Sutton here with gkhouses in Nashville. And the question I want to answer is, what is our Nashville pricing? So, what do we charge for property management services? We have three differen...

What Is Your Denver Pricing?

Hey Spencer Sutton here with GK houses in Denver. And today I wanna answer the question, what is your pricing?

What Is Your Chattanooga Pricing?

All right. Spencer Sutton here with Gkhouses, and I want to talk to you about Chattanooga pricing. So, the pricing I'm gonna walk through is we've got three different pricing plans.

Our Promise To You

Hey, Spencer Sutton with gkhouses. Thank you for filling out the form, thank you for reaching out to us. We will be back in touch with you as soon as possible to answer any kind of questions, walk you...

What Is Our Fort Collins Pricing?

Hi. Spencer Sutton here with GK houses, and today, I'm gonna walk through our pricing plans. This is probably the number one question we got asked by new or prospective owners. They wanna know, "Hey, ...

What Are The Different Classes Of Neighborhoods In Birmingham, AL?

When we have the opportunity to speak with investors from around the country, they have usually been told that certain neighborhoods are a particular class - A, B, C, D, or F. In this video, we give y...

Three Reasons To Use gkhouses For Maintenance

Hey. Spencer Sutton here with gkhouses. And today, I wanna give you three reasons why you should use gkhouses for your rehab or your property maintenance.

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy Birmingham Rental Houses

We speak with a lot of investors who are interested in buying Birmingham rental houses. And we think that's great. We know a lot of investors who have done well here in Birmingham. However, there a...

How long does it take to evict a tenant in Birmingham AL?

What's up, everybody? This is Matthew Whitaker, and this is questions owners ask. Today's question is, "How long does it take to evict a tenant in Birmingham, Alabama?"

What Class Neighborhood Should You Buy Rental Houses In?

There was a discussion on Bigger Pockets about different classes of neighborhoods to buy rental properties in here in Birmingham. In this video, I will share my thoughts on why there are "F" neighbo...

Birmingham Real Estate Investing With Spencer Sutton And Bryan Miles

What Industry Drives Rental Houses In Birmingham Al?

What's up everybody? I'm going to do a video, tell you on questions owners ask. What industry is Birmingham, Alabama mostly made of?

Should I Require A Security Deposit On My House In Chattanooga?

Hey, everybody. Alex Smith here from the Gkhouses office in Chattanooga. This is another edition of "Questions Owners Ask." And today's question is, should I require a security deposit on my house?

Should I Take A Partial Deposit From A Tenant In Chattanooga?

What's up, everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses Chattanooga. This is another edition of "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "Can I accept or should I accept a partial deposit from my tena...

How Will You Market My House?

Hey, my name is Spencer Sutton and today I'm gonna answer the question, "How will you market my house?"

Where to invest in Chattanooga TN

Are you looking to purchase investment homes in Chattanooga, TN or North Georgia? Alex Smith, Chattanooga's Team Leader, and Matthew Whitaker walk through the different areas of the market. They tel...

How much should my home rent for?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker here with another installment of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is why don't we get probably the most and that question is how much will my house rent for?

How Much Should I Budget For Maintenance For My Birmingham Al Rental Home?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker back with another Question Owners Ask. Today's question is, how much should I budget for repairs and maintenance for my Birmingham home?

If I'm An Out Of State Investor How Do I Know Who Is A Good Property Manager In Birmingham AL?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here, back with another Question Owners Ask. And today's question is, "I'm an out-of-state investor and I'm investing in Birmingham, Alabama. How do I know who's...

Renting To People With Dangerous Breed Dogs

Matthew Whitaker here. Today, I'm gonna talk about dangerous breed dogs. So this is a big issue with those of us that rent houses to people. There's a lot of insurance issues with dangerous breed dogs...

Birmingham Real Estate Investing Advice

We get asked for advice on Birmingham real estate investing a lot. And it makes sense becuase over the years we have managed thousands of rental houses in the Birmingham area. A friend called me t...

My Tenant Is Not Paying Rent Because I Didn't Do A Repair

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker with another "Question Owners Ask." Today's question is, "My tenant's not paying rent because they say I should have fixed something in the house. There's a repa...

Where To Invest In Chattanooga, Downtown Edition

Mathew: What's up, everybody? Mathew Whitaker back here with another Where to Invest in Chattanooga episode with my man, Alex Smith. Alex: What's up, everybody?

Who Is Responsible For Following Fair Housing Laws?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker, back with another "Question Owners Ask." Today's question is about Fair Housing laws, like, who has to abide by Fair Housing laws?

My Tenant In Chattanooga Isn't Cutting The Grass, What Should I Do?

What's up, everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses, Chattanooga. Again, this is another edition of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "My tenant isn't cutting the grass, what should I do?"

How Long Do I Have To Send My Tenant Back Their Security Deposit In Chattanooga?

What's up, everybody? Alex Smith here with another edition of "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is how long do I have to get the security deposit back to my tenant that just moved out?

Can I Charge My Tenant In Chattanooga For Something That They Broke?

What's up everybody, Alex Smith here from gkhouses, Chattanooga. This is another edition of, "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "Can I charge my tenant for something they broke?"

My Tenant In Chattanooga Bounced A Payment, What Should I Do?

What's up everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses Chattanooga with another edition of "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, my tenant just bounced a payment, what should I do?

How Much Is Your Pet Fee In Chattanooga And What Does It Cover?

What's up, everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses, Chattanooga. This is another edition of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "How much is your pet fee and what does it cover?"

Do You Allow Dangerous Pet Breeds In Chattanooga?

What's up everybody, Alex Smith here, from gkhouses, Chattanooga. It's another edition of, "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "Do you allow dangerous pet breeds?"

What Do Property Managers Do In Chattanooga?

What's up, everybody. Alex Smith here from gkhouses, Chattanooga. This is another installment of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "What the heck do property managers even do?"

How Often Do You Send Out Owner Statements In Chattanooga?

Hey, everybody, Alex Smith here from JK Houses Chattanooga. This is another edition of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is a pretty easy and straightforward one. How often do you send out owner ...

How Much Should I Budget For Maintenance In Chattanooga?

Hey, everybody. Alex Smith here from Gkhouses, Chattanooga. This is another installment of "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is often overlooked and underestimated but is vital for any due dili...

Should I Offer My Vacant House With A Furnished Option?

Hey everybody. Alex Smith here from the gkhouses office in Chattanooga. And this is another installment of "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is should I offer a furnished option with my vacant ...

What Can I Get For My Rental House?

Hey everybody. My name is Alex Smith. I'm the team leader for our office here in Chattanooga at gkhouses. One question that we get asked pretty much right off the bat every time is, "How much can I re...

How Many Showings Does It Take For Me To Get An Application?

Hey everybody. Alex Smith here from the gkhouses office in Chattanooga and this another installment of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "How many showings can I expect before I get my first ...

I Am A Real Estate Agent How Much Do I Get Paid To Refer A House To gkhouses?

What's up, real estate agents? My name is Matthew Whitaker. I am the founder of gkhouses.

What do property managers do?

What's up everybody? Matthew Whitaker back here doing another version of Questions Owners Ask. The question I'm gonna conquer today or at least try to conquer is, what do property managers even do?

What do you do to screen a tenant?

Hey, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here. I'm shooting another video called questions that owners ask. As you can see, the sun's setting on me, and I'm in Dallas, Texas in a hotel room. So I thought of t...

Common real estate investing mistake quitting your day job

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here. It's late at night, and I just wanted to shoot a quick video. This video is called "Why I Would Not Quit My Day Job."

Can I rent my home if it has a swimming pool?

Hey, everybody. I'm doing "Questions Owners Ask, and today's question is, "I have a swimming pool in my backyard. Can I still rent my house?"

How do I build a portfolio of rental homes?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whittaker, here. I'm doing questions owners ask.

May I pick the tenant that goes into my home?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whittaker here. Short video on questions owners ask. So, the question I'm doing right now is, "Can I pick the tenant that goes into my home?"

Where should I market my home for rent?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here. I'm shooting another "Questions Owners Ask," and today's question is, "Where should I market my home for rent?"

Why is it important to have local property management?

Hey, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here. I'm doing "Questions Owners Ask". Today's question is, "Why is it important to have local property management?" So, why is it important for the manager to be loc...

How Much Do You Charge For Maintenance In Chattanooga?

What's up everybody, Alex Smith here from GK houses, Chattanooga. This is another edition of Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "How much do you charge for maintenance?"

I Don't Want To Allow Pets In My Chattanooga Home, Can I Still Rent My House?

Everybody, Alex Smith here, from the gkhouses office in Chattanooga, and this is another installment of questions owners ask. Today's question is, "I don't want to allow pets in my home. Can I still r...

How Many Applications Does It Take For Me To Get An Approved Applicant Copy?

Hey everybody. Alex Smith here from the gkhouses office in Chattanooga. This is another installment of Questions Owners Ask. And today's question is, "How many applications is it gonna take before I g...

How Much Do You Charge For An Application Fee?

What's up everybody? Matthew Whitaker here, shooting another video, Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is how much is your application fee and what does that go for?

My Tenant Has A Dog Against The Lease - What Should I Do?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker back with another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, my tenant has a dog against the lease, what should I do?

My tenant wont let me in the home what should i do?

Hey, everybody. Matthew Whitaker back with another question owners ask. Today's question is, my tenant won't let me in the home, what should I do?

My tenant is threatening to sue me what should i do?

What's up everybody? Matthew Whitaker here, back with another question owners ask. Today's question is, my tenant is threatening to sue me, what should I do?

When would gkhouses not be a good fit as my property manager?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker back with another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is kind of weird, it is when would gkhouses not be a good fit for you?

What if I dont want pets in my home?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker back here with another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, can I rent my house to people that don't have a pet?

Do you manage student housing?

Hey, everybody. Mathew Whitaker back with another question owners ask. This question is gonna be a really easy one, do you manage student housing?

I want to rent my home in birmingham al what do I need to know?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here doing another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is I want to rent my home in Birmingham, Alabama, what do I need to know? The first thing I would say...

I Am A Broker Starting A Property Management Company What Should I Know Before Starting?

What's up, everybody. My name is Matthew Whitaker. And this is going out to my property management or potential property management buddies out there. So if you're already a broker and you're consider...

What Other Benefits Do Property Managers Provide Other Than Manage My Property?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is what other benefits do property managers provide other than managing my property?

Can you lease my home and let me manage it?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker, back again with another "Question Owners Ask." Today's question is, can you lease my home, and then let me manage it?

I am a real estate agent how do i show one of your homes?

What's up real estate agents? I'm Matthew Whitaker here with a little self...like a help for you, super excited that you're interested in showing one of our properties.

Where should I market my home for rent?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, where should I market my home for rent in Birmingham, Alabama?

Should I Allow My Tenant To Move In Without Paying A Deposit ?

What's up, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here with another Questions Owners Ask. And today's question is, I have a prospective tenant that's moving into my home and they can only pay a partial deposit, ...

My Property Manager Is No Longer Sending Me Rent What Should I Do?

Hey, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "My property manager isn't sending me the rent when he's supposed to. What should I do?"

What’s The Best Book On Real Estate Investing?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "What is the best book that you've ever read on real estate investing?"

How Much Work Can gkhouses Do On My Rental Home Before They Call Me?

Hey, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here. Today I'm doing "Questions Owners Ask." And I'm talking about our maintenance limit.

How long do i have to get a tenant back their security deposit in birmingham al?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here with another Question Owners Ask, and this question is specifically for Birmingham, Alabama. In Birmingham, Alabama, how long does it take or how long do I ...

How Long Should I Own A Rental House?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here, I'm in the car traveling. And I'm with Grey [SP] who challenged me to do a video a day. So, I'm getting it done right now in the car. So, hopefully the aco...

I cant rent my house what should i do?

Hey everybody. It's Matthew Whittaker back with another "Questions Owners Ask." And today's question is, I can't rent my house, what should I do?

Is Alabama A Tenant Friendly State Or A Landlord Friendly State?

What's up, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Sorry I got this backlight here making my face a little bit dark. But today's question is, is Alabama a tenant friendly...

My tenant has cars in the front yard What should i do?

Hey everybody, Matthew Whitaker back with another "Question Owners Ask." This question is for somebody that has a tenant in their house and they have cars in the front yard. So the question is, "My te...

What Do I Do If My Tenant Bounces A Check To Me?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is my tenant just bounced a check to me, what should I do?

What Do I Do If A Tenant Leaves Owing Me Money?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker back here with another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, what do I do if a tenant leaves owing me a balance?

What Happens If The Tenant Breaks Something - How Do I Charge For Repairs?

What's up everybody? Matthew Whitaker here back with another "Question Owners Ask." Today's question is about tenant repairs. What happens if your tenant breaks your air conditioner and the reason tha...

What Makes gkhouses Different From Other Property Managers?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here, just wanted to shoot a video, had a few minutes on my ride home. This is something we've been doing at gkhouses, doing some introspective work and just wan...

What Is The Biggest Danger Of Renting And Managing My Own Home?

What's up everybody? Matthew Whitaker here, I'm doing another "Questions Owners Ask." I'm in another hotel room doing it. Today's question is, what is the biggest danger about renting and managing my ...

What Types Of Houses Should I Invest In?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker back with another version of "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, what are the types of houses should I invest in?

Where Should I Look If I Want To Flip A House In Birmingham AL?

What's up everybody, Matthew Whitaker here, another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is "Where should I look if I want to flip a house in Birmingham, Alabama?"

When Do You Send Out Owner Statements For My Rental Home?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here doing another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "When do you send out owner statements?"

What if I want to cancel my contract with you

Hey, everybody. I'm Matthew Whitaker. I'm here again with another installment of questions owners ask. And today I'm dealing with a quick one. It is when an owner asks, "What if I don't like you?

What do property managers do

What's up, everybody? This is Matthew Whitaker back with questions that owners ask. I'm with gkhouses. And right now, I'm covering the question, "How does property management work?"

Should I use a Home Warranty with my rental home

Hey, everybody. This is Matthew Whitaker. This is the next installment of questions owners ask, and today I'm gonna cover home warranties. "Should I use a home warranty with my rental house?"

How long does it take to evict a tenant in Birmingham, Alabama?

What's up, everybody? This is Matthew Whitaker, and this is Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is: How long does it take to evict a tenant in Birmingham, Alabama?

How do I find a tenant to rent my home

What's up everybody, Matthew Whitaker here. I wanted to do a quick video, questions owners ask, with gkhouses, and this question is, "Where do you find tenants?"

3 Questions Prospective Residents Ask

What's up, everybody. My name's Matthew Whitaker. I want to welcome you to our first video on Google My Business page.

What is an operating reserve and how does it work

Hey, everybody. This is Matthew Whitaker here, and I'm doing questions owners ask. And today's question is, what is an operating reserve and how does it work?

Will you rent my home and let me manage it

Hey, everybody, Matthew Whitaker here doing a quick video, questions owners ask.

What should I look for in a rental application

In this video I am going to walk you through on What should you look for in a rental application.

Why Do You Require Insurance

Hey, Spencer Sutton here, and I'm out in the field. I'm actually waiting on somebody to meet me at their house.

What Kind Of Lease Will My Tenant Sign

Hey, Spencer Sutton here and I wanna answer the question what kind of lease will my tenants sign? So that's a great question.

What Are The Negative Factors That Might Keep My House From Renting

Spencer Sutton here and I wanna talk to you a little bit about what could cause your house to sit on the market longer than maybe you think it should.

What is the Eviction Protection Program

Hey, Spencer Sutton here with gkhouses. Today, I wanna talk to you about the Eviction Protection Plan, or we call it the EPP here in the office.

My home won't sell and I'm thinking about renting it What should I do

Hey, everybody. Matthew Whitaker here. I am doing questions owners ask. Today's question is, my home won't sell and I'm thinking about renting it. What should I do?

My House Is Leased But Nobody Is Living There

hey, everybody, Matthew Whitaker here, shooting another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "What if I have a tenant under a lease, but they're not living in my rental home?

How Does An HOA Affect Renting My Home?

Hey everybody, Matthew Whitaker here doing another version of "Questions Owners Ask" Today's question is how does an HOA affect ruining my home?

How Do I Fire My Previous Property Manager?

Hey, it's Matthew Whitaker here back with another question owners ask. This question is how do I fire my previous property manager? Hey, it's Matthew Whitaker here back with another question owners a...

How Do I Sell My Rental House?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker here. I'm doing a video on "How Do I Sell My Rental House?

How Do Tenants Pay You Rent?

What's up everybody. Matthew Whitaker again with "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, how do tenants pay you rent?

I Just Got A Threatening Letter From A Tenants Attorney What Should I Do?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker here. I'm doing another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "I just got a threatening letter from a tenant's attorney, what should I do?"

How Much Does It Cost To Evict A Tenant In Birmingham Alabama?

Hey everybody. Matthew Whitaker here doing "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, "How much does it cost to evict a tenant in Birmingham, Alabama?"

If I Buy A House Can You Renovate It For Me?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here. I wanted to do another video. This video is called "If I Buy a House, Can You Renovate it for Me?

Property Manager Reviews In Birmingham AL

What's up everybody? I'm looking a little homeless here. Got my beard on. It's Sunday afternoon, so, obviously, I hadn't shaved in a few days. Today, we're gonna talk about reviews, property manager r...

How do i find a handyman for my rental home?

Matthew Whitaker, back again here talking to you Questions Owners Ask. This question is, where do I find a good handyman to help me with my rental houses?

How do I rent my condo?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here with another "Questions Owners Ask." Today's question is, how do I rent my condo?

My tenant is destroying my house what should i do?

What's up, everybody? Matthew Whitaker here. Gonna do a quick video. I'm in Chicago attending a conference and I wanted to cover the question, my tenant is destroying my house, what should I do?

Where to buy rental houses in Birmingham, AL (part 1 of 5)

In this short video we filmed on Periscope we're going over where to buy rentals in Birmingham, Alabama. This is part 1 of a 5 part series we'll be shooting on Periscope and then uploading to gkhouse...

Where to buy rental houses in Birmingham, AL (part 2 of 5)

This is part two of a five part series on best places to buy rental houses in Birmingham, AL. If you're an investor interested in the Birmingham rental market, you'll want to know more about these ar...

Where To Buy Rental Houses In Birmingham, AL (part 3 of 5)

Matthew and Spencer discuss buying rental property in a growing area of Birmingham. This is an area that was developed later in Birmingham's history and has grown substantially the past 20 years.

Where To Buy Rental Houses In Birmingham, AL (part 4 of 5)

We started our real estate career buying and selling houses in the easter part of town. Now that we're a Birmingham Property Management company, we get to see where hundreds of other investors buy and...

Where to Buy Rental Houses in Birmingham AL (part 5 of 5)

Birmingham rental real estate is extremely diverse and offers a little bit of everything for investors. In this last video of our five part series on where to buy rental houses in Birmingham, AL, Matt...

How Does An HOA Affect Renting A Home In Chattanooga?

What's up everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses Chattanooga. I wanted to do another Questions Owners Ask and this particular one is about HOAs in rental houses and the question is how can a or coul...

How Do You Screen A Potential Tenant in Chattanooga?

What's up, everybody? Alex Smith here from Gkhouses, Chattanooga. Wanted to do another Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is, "How do you screen a potential tenant?"

What Does A Good Tenant Look Like In Chattanooga?

What's up, guys? Alex Smith here from gkhouses Chattanooga. I wanted to do another Questions Owners Ask and answer the question what does a good tenant look like?

What Is The Best Book On Real Estate You've Ever Read?

What's up, everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses. I wanted to do a Questions Owners Ask. Today's question is or this question rather is what's the best book on real estate investing you've ever rea...