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Finding the Right Property Management Team

binoculars Finding the Right Property Management Team When it comes to being a board member within a condo association in Chicago, it can be an exciting experience. It can also be quite overwhelming when you do not have the right team in place to help you oversee the day-to-day operations of running an association. That is where Connected Management comes in. Our team is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of condo management and is here to assist you in getting the best of the best out of your management team. Our team offers a variety of services to help...
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Top 6 Reasons for Partnering with Connected Management

6 lanes Top 6 Reasons for Partnering with Connected Management Are you a property owner and looking for a great company to take over the day-to-day? Whether you’ve been an investment owner for a while or just getting started, there are many different benefits you can reap by partnering with a solid, experienced management company. Connected Management has been in business for years and offers a great package to help you run your small to medium condominium in Chicago efficiently and effectively. Whether you need a Chicago property manager to help with multiple properties or just one, take a look below at...
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Are You Struggling to Manage Your Apartment Rental?

struggle Are You Struggling to Manage Your Apartment Rental? Being a property owner is an exciting adventure. Being an investment property owner can be both exciting and quite overwhelming. When you’re first getting started with rental property, you may feel as you don’t need to hire a property management company. You probably feel like you can do that part on your own. After all, why spend money if you don’t have to? However, most investment property owners soon find out that managing a Chicago apartment rental is not as easy as it might seem to start with. You have to constantly...
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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Investment Property

chicago aerial 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Investment Property So, you’re considering buying a property to rent out to other tenants? That is a great way to build your investment portfolio and to offer something to your community. However, there are many things you should know before you get started. Whether you already have your eye on a Chicago property or you’re just getting started, keep these five things in mind before you buy your investment locations. Keep Your Emotions Out As hard as it is, you must not buy a property with your heart. You must be logical about...
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Maintenance Tips You Need to know As a Property Owner in Chicago

tip jar Maintenance Tips You Need to know As a Property Owner in Chicago When owning rentals in Chicago, it is important to take the right steps to ensure that your property is maintained. Whether it be apartment buildings, a condominium, other residential space or a commercial building, your property needs to be in excellent shape so that your tenants will continue to rent from you month after month. Below are a few maintenance tips that should be followed by you or completed by your Chicago property manager. HVAC Checks Your tenants want to be comfortable and HVAC systems play a vital...
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