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Update Your Rental Properties In 2021

apartment update Update Your Rental Properties In 2021 When it comes to managing your Chicago rental properties, there comes a time you’ll need to do some updating. This not only helps to draw in more tenants, but it also helps to increase the property value. There are some great ideas for upgrading your properties in 2021. As a Chicago property manager, you want to keep these ideas in mind for your rental units. Fresh Paint One of the easiest and budge-friendly upgrade options you can do include adding a fresh coat of paint to all of the units. You can update the...
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Management Tips For The Holidays

winter weather Management Tips For The Holidays As the holiday season is fast approaching, there are a few property management tips you can utilize to help make the season festive and safe. There are a few items you can keep in mind to help you to be a safe property manager in Chicago. It’s important that you are making sure your tenants are reminded of the tips they can use as well. If you’re ready to make sure your condo in Chicago is ready for the season, here are some guidelines to ensure it is done. Heat Working Make sure that the...
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Owning Rental Property in 2021: The Outlook

2021 Owning Rental Property in 2021: The Outlook When it comes to owning rental property, there are always risks and concerns in your mind. However, if you waited until now to do so, you may have even more concern about the outlook in 2021. It is important to remember that while the coronavirus has hit the economy very hard, rental markets and property markets always bounce back. The housing market can take hits and come back as property is always in demand. If you’re in the market to find property management in Chicago to get your feet wet in the rental...
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Renting During a Pandemic

mask lotion Renting During a Pandemic While you had big dreams for your rental investments, you may find yourself dealing with a unique situation on your hands. Many owners are finding that the COVID 19 pandemic has made rentals difficult. That’s why it’s important to take stock of your current situation and consider hiring a Chicago property manager. Here at Connected Management, we provide a wide range of services to help you stay on top of your rental properties. We work directly with small to medium apartment or condo complexes to help you stay on top. While most thought this would be...
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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Property Manager

questions answers 5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Property Manager Some of you may be looking for a property manager and you’re not sure what to ask the company you are considering. Some of you may already have a list a mile long of what you’re going to ask your potential Chicago property management company. However, consider adding these five questions to your list as well. These are a few ways to help you get to know more of what to expect when it comes to hiring someone to take care of your rental investment. How many other rentals do you...
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