Success Stories

See how J. Keller has provided real estate and investment expertise for clients throughout the area.

Basement Renovation | Athletic Campus

This sharp athletic campus house had potential from the start. The home was under rented and sellers were not having any luck selling it on the open market. JKP acquired the property below market value and made major improvements. The basement was renovated, adding a 6th bedroom and a large living room for shared common space. Rented properly at market rate, then marketed and sold the following season. A quick and effective acquisition, renovation, and sale by the JKP team. See pics HERE!

Third Floor Discovery | Kerrytown Treasure

Shortly after acquiring this Kerrytown duplex it was discovered the attic was large enough (and conforming) to add an entire floor! Coordinating with the current tenants, the third floor was renovated over the summer and two large bedrooms were added, each with walk in closets, vaulted ceilings, and exposed wood beams. By far the most desirable rooms in this beautiful home. What a fun and rewarding project which added tremendous value to the property. See pics HERE!

From Outdated to Outstanding | S. Seventh Duplex

Representing first-time investors, J. Keller Properties assisted in the purchase and complete remodel of a beautiful – but outdated – duplex on the Old West Side of Ann Arbor. JKP Maintenance performed the contracting, which included major mechanical and electrical upgrades, while also addressing the superficial needs such as paint, flooring and cabinets. Leases were fully executed on 12-month terms within 24 hours of the purchase closing. Tenants quickly renewed for a second lease year. We were able to successfully broker the purchase and remodel of a rundown vacant property into a profitable and beautiful home. Soon after, the first time investors acquired a second, equally successful income property.

Desirable Downtown Location and Renovation | The Heinrich Building

Keeping a sharp eye out for lofts with potential, J. Keller Properties found and secured the purchase of the top two floors of the historic Heinrich Building in downtown Ann Arbor for out of town owner-occupants. The problem, however, was that the floors represented two individual units and needed a complete rehab right down to the original brick walls. JKP Maintenance stepped in to oversee and complete a huge renovation. After the successful purchase of the upstairs, the owner of the street retail property approached J. Keller Properties to broker and sell their desirable downtown Ann Arbor space. Yet another example of how J. Keller Properties’ approach and success led from a purchase to a remodel to a sale – all in the same building.

Well Managed and Maintained | Water Hill Home

J. Keller Properties took on management of this beautiful Water Hill home for its overseas owner. For the next five years, J. Keller Properties leased and managed the house successfully, performing both reactive and preventative maintenance. When the owners decided not to return to the area, J. Keller Properties brokered the sale of the property and coordinated both the overseas sellers and the tenants. The sale closed uneventfully thanks to the maintenance and management, and the tenants moved easily into another J Keller Properties home shortly after.

Underwhelming Property Now Impresses| Kerrytown Gem

This absolutely beautiful 4-plex was sadly underperforming when acquired by J. Keller Properties . JKP quickly stepped in and made cost efficient improvements and simple value add propositions to the units, addressed a number of maintenance items, painted the interior and upgraded an outdated and inefficient boiler. Within the first year under management, the property renewal rate was 75% and the rent roll was increased by 10%. The tenants were thrilled with the updates.

Foreclosure Gets Fabulous Fix| Heatherwood Condo

4019216Purchased out of foreclosure, this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo was completely rehabbed and rented in just 30 short days. The extensive rehab required removing everything in the property down to the drywall. JKP Maintenance painted, laid beautiful hardwood flooring, replaced the fixtures, faucets, washer/dryer and even replaced the switch plates. When it was determined that a water line had ruptured while the property was in foreclosure, a little additional investment was required. That small snag didn’t keep it from becoming a beautiful and well-performing property in the J. Keller Properties portfolio.

Apartment Building Finds Full Potential | Abbott Apartments

341153This 5-unit apartment building was partially vacant and poorly rented when acquired by J Keller Properties. Within 12 months, J. Keller Properties turned it around, helping the building reach its full potential with full occupancy and increasing the annual rent roll by 40%. For more than five years, he building has continued to perform exceptionally well.