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Top Ways to Highlight the Sell-able Features of Your Rental Property in Chicago

red sign Top Ways to Highlight the Sellable Features of Your Rental Property When it comes to a rental property, there are going to be features that make it attractive. A waterfront view, large bathrooms, open floor plan, etc.  As a rental property owner, it is important to determine the sellable features of your property and promote them when you have a vacancy. Pushing the high points will attract new tenants and hopefully help you fill vacancies as quickly as possible. Below are a few top tips to get you started. Work with your Chicago property management team to begin highlighting the...
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Affordable Ways to Upgrade the Curb Appeal of Your Chicago Rental Property

piggy bank Affordable Ways to Upgrade the Curb Appeal of Your Chicago Rental Property The exterior of a property is the first thing people see. When it comes to rental properties, the exterior must look it’s very best so that potential tenants will want to go inside for a look around. As a rental property owner, you must take as much care with the outside of your property as you do on the inside. Upgrading the exterior with simple solutions can help make your property more appealing and bring in renters when you need them most. Landscaping Maintenance The landscaping of your...
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Top Tips on Showing Tenants Appreciation to Build on Your Rental Investment

thank you card Top Tips on Showing Tenants Appreciation to Build on Your Rental Investment When it comes to investing in real estate property, a good tenant is a must. When you have multiple properties, the goal is to have a long list of quality tenants so you create a steady stream of income for your business. Finding good tenants can be done by working with Chicago property managers as well as taking the time to show your tenants that they are appreciated. Keeping your good tenants happy will help to earn revenues from your properties as well as receive referrals for new...
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Is Your Chicago Property Management Company Working for You?

man thinking Is Your Chicago Property Management Company Working for You? If you are a rental property real estate investor in Chicago, you most likely have a property management company handling your day to day operations. This helps to streamline your investments and you can spend time looking for other properties to purchase. To be successful, you need a quality Chicago property management team by your side. Have you evaluated your existing property manager lately? Are they working for you? It may come as a surprise that once you begin to look into the services you are supposed to be provided, that...
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Smart Ways to Grow Your Rental Property Business

smart cube Smart Ways to Grow Your Rental Property Business When it comes to investing in rental property, you can start small with just one dwelling, but soon find that there is money to be made and want to invest more. You can easily grow your rental property business into a successful company, but you must make smart decisions along the way. With a few of the top tips, you can grow your business to new heights, adding more properties to your portfolio and giving your Chicago property management team a lot more facilities to manage! But how do you get started?...
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