Milwaukee Property Management

Let Us Manage Your Milwaukee Rental Property

RENU Property Management in Milwaukee has the knowledge, experience, tools, and staff to thoroughly address every aspect of your investment portfolio. We take every measure to protect your asset and maximize the return on your investment. The intricacies of property management go well beyond collecting a rent check. We have implemented detailed processes for marketing Milwaukee vacancies, screening applications, executing leases, processing rent payments, inspecting and maintaining properties, issuing account statements, and more. We care about your Milwaukee property as if it were our own and will go the extra mile to exceed your expectations. Some of these extra mile services include: tenant move in and move out videos emailed to owner and tenant, automatic e-deposits for owners, and 24/7 online access to view every detail about your rentals.

The Benefits Of Working With RENU Property Management In Milwaukee

Marketing

We harness the power of multiple technologies to lease your Milwaukee home as quickly as possible. Here’s how:
 

Market Analysis: We analyze comparable homes in the current Milwaukee market to ensure accurate rental pricing.
Property Condition: We walk the property to become familiar with condition and amenities. We make recommendations for the best implementation of improvements.
Online Marketing:
We create a detailed Milwaukee property listing and distribute it online across a large network of rental websites to capture the largest audience possible.
Additional Marketing:
We recognize that sometimes a different approach is beneficial for maximum exposure in a particular market. We will create traditional printed flyers or MLS listings for homes where the market calls for them. (An additional fee will apply for MLS advertising.)
On-site Information:
  Our “for rent” signs and supplemental pamphlets on-site direct prospective tenants to apply online 24/7 or to contact our office by phone, text, or online with any questions. Inquiries receive an immediate auto-reply and an additional personal response as soon as possible thereafter.

Screening

A reliable and long-term renter is worth their weight in gold. RENU focuses on renting your Milwaukee investment property to stable tenants who will take care of the property and pay the rent on time. In order to do this, all RENU Property Management Milwaukee tenants must pass a comprehensive screening process. Our screening process in Milwaukee results in fewer late payments and longer tenant retention.  We adhere to Fair Housing practices and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.  We WILL deny an applicant the basis of creditworthiness, monthly income, and/or rental history. Upon receipt of an application you can trust that we will:

Review the applicant’s ID: We look for matching name, date of birth, and address.
Run a credit report: We look for qualifying credit, no open bankruptcies, and for red flags such as unpaid utilities, debt to a previous landlord, or large collection balances.
Conduct a criminal background check: We review public records for any criminal history.
Check public records: We search for any past evictions or landlord-tenant disputes.
Verify employment: We obtain verification of current, local employment.
Verify monthly income: We review current paystubs for proof of qualifying income.
Verify landlord references: We ask for three years of rental history and contact previous landlords to inquire about payment history, length of tenancy, proper notice given, lease violations, rent amount, damages, and any other noteworthy concerns.

Leasing

Setting fair prices for rental units requires an understanding of current market trends in Milwaukee . In addition to our knowledge of the Milwaukee area, we run a market analysis along with our review of the property to maximize your income in the shortest amount of time with the best tenants. Responding to tenant leads in real time allows us to obtain useful feedback and provide you with weekly updates on lead activity and responses. From there, we use our experience to adjust the listing or conditions at the property as necessary. Once an applicant is screened and approved, we execute an attorney-reviewed lease, collect and hold a tenant security deposit, and inspect the property. Our Milwaukee move-in inspection includes detailed photos of the property so that we can hold the tenant responsible for any changes in condition beyond normal wear and tear.

Lease Agreement: RENU Property Management in Milwaukee has a customized, attorney-approved lease agreement to govern the landlord-tenant relationship. The lease includes rules for creating a safe, peaceful living environment that protects the landlord’s and tenants’ rights as well as the welfare of the property.
Move-in Packets: New tenants in Milwaukee receive additional guidelines for care and use of a house, any HOA governing documents, and information about local utility companies.
Move-in Inspections: Each Milwaukee move-in is preceded by a thorough inspection. The interior/exterior inspection includes photos of each room and fixture and includes notes on condition or existing damages. This allows RENU Property Management to hold tenants accountable for any tenant-caused damage to the property at move-out.
Rent Collection: Our lease outlines a clear rent due date, late fee schedule, and eviction process for when tenants fall behind so that there are no surprises.
Property Care: The lease agreement also stipulates what the tenant is responsible for maintaining themselves so that those items are not neglected.

Full-Service Maintenance

RENU Property Management in Milwaukee is equipped to handle any maintenance needs, any time. Regardless of why maintenance is needed, RENU will dispatch our trusted Milwaukee area contractors, coordinate with the tenants for property access, and handle invoicing on your behalf. Tenants have a fully integrated portal, allowing them to request maintenance servicing when it is needed. Emergency servicing systems ensure urgent matters are handled expediently, mitigating as much damage as possible. Routine property inspections enable RENU to identify issues before they worsen. We also have professional remodeling services to take care of repairs and refurbishments as required. We coordinate tenant requests, property access, obtaining estimates, and paying contractors on your behalf to make maintenance of any nature a smooth process. Continual maintenance keeps your Milwaukee property in top condition. Happy renters and fewer repairs increase your revenue.

Standard Maintenance: Each RENU Property Management Milwaukee tenant has a unique online Tenant Portal login where they can request maintenance. They provide contact information for scheduling, photos of the problem (optional), and an explanation for what the problem is.
Emergency Maintenance:
We provide tenants with a 24/7 Maintenance Hotline to reach us whenever something goes wrong at their Milwaukee property. We screen requests, assess the nature of the request, dispatch emergencies immediately, and work to mitigate damages, keep repair costs low, and keep tenants happy. This system mitigates damages, keeps tenants happy, and reduces expenses.
Preventative Maintenance:
Regular property inspections allow us to identify concerns before they become problems. We watch for interior and exterior needs, record and share any tenant-reported concerns, and monitor tenant care of the property.
Turnover Maintenance: Our thorough move-out inspection not only allows us to charge tenants for any damages, but it is also an opportunity for us to identify any capital investments which would increase the value of your Milwaukee property for the next lease.

Accounting


Each RENU Property Management Milwaukee property owner receives access to an online Owner Portal. Around the clock access to your account information means that you can stay organized and informed from anywhere in the world with the click of a button. This online account includes 24/7 access to:

Monthly Statements: The current and historical account statements provide a record of rent income, management fees, and any other bills or expenses for that month.
Payment Disbursement History:
We provide a transaction log showing the date and amount for every payment you receive via direct deposit.
Tax Documents:
1099 tax documents are sent out each January and a copy is saved in your portal for easy access.
Property Inspection Reports:
The photos and comments from each Milwaukee property inspection are saved to your account for review.
Tenant Leases:
A copy of each lease or lease renewal is available on your portal.
Management Documents:
A copy of your RENU Property Management management agreement is saved on your account for your convenience.

Online Tenant Payments

RENU Property Management tenants in Milwaukee make all rent payments via our online Tenant Portal. The funds are then electronically deposited to the bank account of your choice. Online payments guarantee that no checks get lost in the mail and no time is lost waiting in line at the bank. This design streamlines payment processing to ensure that you receive your funds as quickly as possible. Payments are automatically tracked and recorded for accuracy. Monthly statements provide a breakdown of disbursements and any other account activity for your records.

Evictions & Collections

We do our best to protect your interests and place tenants who will fulfill their lease. Sometimes tenants still default on their lease agreement due to unforeseen circumstances. RENU Property Management in Milwaukee has the experience to navigate through complex situations while mitigating risk and complying with the law. We coordinate with our eviction and/or collection attorneys to move through the appropriate legal processes and recoup your funds as quickly as possible. If an eviction is necessary, we work to regain possession of the property and re-rent it as soon as possible. If a tenant moves out leaving damages behind, we have a collection process in place to hold them accountable thanks to our thorough move-in inspections.

Acquisition Services

RENU works with Investors to acquire and stabilize single family homes in multiple areas across the United States. We are the Industry Leaders in underwriting process and acquisition technology. The following RENU methods have helped investors successfully acquire over $2.9B in U.S. Residential Assets since 2009:

Proprietary Analytics Software

RENU Analytics is a software platform that takes direct data feeds from Multiple Listing Services, Tax Records, and Public Data. With this software we are able to accurately and efficiently underwrite over 20 Million Homes per day. Real-Time data combined with historical data is applied to a proprietary algorithm to surface the best assets for a specific investor every 60 seconds. Asset level expenses are used to capture exact yield potential in each market.

Corporate Underwriting Team

RENU’s Corporate Underwriting Team consists of 20 analysts that use the data generated from our analytics software to further analyze each property. Our Team performs benchmarking and underwriting analyses to provide opinions of value on real estate before we make a purchase. Analyses include reviewing municipal and HOA laws, construction budgets, embedded equity, home price appreciation models, and gross & net yields from cash flows. Once the property has been analyzed by the Corporate Team, it is sent to the local teams to validate.

Local Operations Team

Our local operations teams manage final underwriting, offer writing, contract negotiation, and transaction management. Underwriting integrity is preserved and locked into RENU Analytics. These teams are also able to provide significant off-market asset sale leads. The feedback we obtain from the local team rounds out the perfect real-time approach.

Construction Management – Rehab Management

RENU is able to make the rehab and construction process efficient through the use of technology and leveraging our local relationships. Rehab oversight is performed at the job site while further oversight and accountability measures are performed at the Corporate office.

Corporate Process Management

Operations, Treasury, and Acquisition responsibilities are all managed at the Corporate office. The technology we implement provides transparency throughout all stages of the process.

Milwaukee Area Information

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The seat of the eponymous county, it is on Lake Michigan’s western shore. Ranked by its estimated 2018 population, Milwaukee was the 31st largest city in the United States. The city’s estimated population in 2019 was 590,157. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area which had a population of 2,043,904 in the 2014 census estimate. It is the fourth-most densely populated metropolitan area in The Midwest, surpassed only by Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit, respectively. Milwaukee is considered a Gamma global city as categorized by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network with a regional GDP of over $105 billion.

The first Europeans to pass through the area were French Catholic Jesuit missionaries, who were ministering to Native Americans, and fur traders. In 1818, the French Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846, Juneau’s town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the city of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German immigrants arrived during the late 1840s, after the German revolutions, with Poles and other eastern European immigrants arriving in the following decades. Milwaukee is known for its brewing traditions that began with the German immigrants.

Beginning in the early 21st century, the city has been undergoing its largest construction boom since the 1960s. Major new additions to the city in the past two decades include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Wisconsin Center, Miller Park, The Hop (streetcar system), an expansion to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Fiserv Forum opened in late 2018 and hosts sporting events and concerts. Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world, is also a large economic engine and cultural attraction for the city. In 2018, Milwaukee was named “The Coolest City in the Midwest” by Vogue.

Milwaukee is the home to the international headquarters of six Fortune 500 companies: Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, Manpower, Rockwell Automation, Harley-Davidson and Joy Global. Other companies based in Milwaukee include Briggs & Stratton, Alliance Federated Energy, Marshall & Ilsley (acquired by BMO Harris Bank in 2010), Hal Leonard, Wisconsin Energy, the American Society for Quality, A. O. Smith, Rexnord, Master Lock, American Signal Corporation, GE Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Systems and MGIC Investments. The Milwaukee metropolitan area ranks fifth in the United States in terms of the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters as a share of the population. Milwaukee also has a large number of financial service firms, particularly those specializing in mutual funds and transaction processing systems, and a number of publishing and printing companies.

Milwaukee is a popular venue for Lake Michigan sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals. Often referred to as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee has various cultural events which take place throughout the summer at Henry Maier Festival Park, on the lake. Museums and cultural events, such as Jazz in the Park, occur weekly in downtown parks. A 2011 study by Walk Score ranked Milwaukee 15th most walkable of fifty largest U.S. cities.

Brewing

Milwaukee became synonymous with Germans and beer beginning in the 1840s. The Germans had long enjoyed beer and set up breweries when they arrived in Milwaukee. By 1856, there were more than two dozen breweries in Milwaukee, most of them owned and operated by Germans. Besides making beer for the rest of the nation, Milwaukeeans enjoyed consuming the various beers produced in the city’s breweries. As early as 1843, pioneer historian James Buck recorded 138 taverns in Milwaukee, an average of one per forty residents. Today, beer halls and taverns are abundant in the city, but only one of the major breweries—Miller—remains in Milwaukee.Miller Brewing Company remains a key employer by employing over 2,200 of the city’s workers. Because of Miller’s position as the second-largest beer-maker in the U.S., the city remains known as a beer town. The city and surrounding areas are seeing a resurgence in microbreweries, nanobreweries and brewpubs with the craft beer movement.

The historic Milwaukee Brewery in “Miller Valley” at 4000 West State Street, is the oldest functioning major brewery in the United States. In 2008, Coors beer also began to be brewed in Miller Valley. This created additional brewery jobs in Milwaukee, but the company’s world headquarters moved from Milwaukee to Chicago.

Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, two sitcoms that aired on ABC in the 1970s and 1980s, were set in Milwaukee, and often used the Milwaukee breweries as a backdrop for the storyline.