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How to Take the Best Pictures of Your Property

camera How to Take the Best Pictures of Your Chicago Condominium Pictures are the number one thing prospective tenants look for as soon as they discover your property. They immediately want to see what the space looks like, and if it is decent and clean. Pictures are also the number one thing you as a Chicago property manager want to focus on when you are advertising your property and any available units. Below are some tips for how to ensure your photos are top notch and will surely attract more tenants! Use a good camera or a professional! You do not...
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Common Tenant Complaints and How to Approach Them

parking sign Common Tenant Complaints and How to Approach Them When you work for a Chicago property management company you probably are prone to many tenant complaints. One of the hard parts of the job is figuring out to handle these complaints in a productive manner. For many property managers, complaints from your tenants can become a nuisance. However, if you ignore the problem it can just become bad for your business. Instead of looking at the complaints as a minor inconvenience, you can utilize these complaints as a way to stay informed of the conditions and any ongoing problems at your...
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What to Avoid as a Chicago Property Manager

stop What to Avoid as a Chicago Property Manager As a property manager in Chicago you want to make sure your tenants are happy and comfortable. You also want to make sure you are providing quality service and that you are not doing anything that although may seem harmless could result in a poor tenant experience, or worse, a legal matter. There are also simple issues that can be avoided to increase the value and appeal of your property. Here are some common mistakes property managers make that can be easily avoided: Casually dropping in on tenants: Don’t just pop in...
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How to Market Your Property Through Social Media

social How to Market Your Property Through Social Media It can be hard to keep up with today’s ways of marketing. No longer are the days of simple ads in the newspaper or posters up in the community halls. The best, and most effective, way to advertise your property is through social media. This means utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to name the most popular ones. If you work for a Chicago property management company you will want to utilize social media to your benefit. It can help advertise your property and showcase your awesome amenities! Let’s...
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Professional Tips to Refine Your Property’s Move Out Steps

moving boxes Professional Tips to Refine Your Property’s Move Out Steps Having tenants move out isn’t something you ideally want, however, it does happen. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have a high turnover rate, but to keep positive reviews and ensure your now previous tenants have great things to say about you, make sure you make the move out process seamless and quick. When a tenant is moving, they are already stressed out and have a million things to stay on top of. You, as the property manager, can make sure your tenants have a smooth move. This will be better for...
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