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Fall Property Management Preparation Tips

fall leaves Fall Property Management Preparation Tips When it comes to managing a Chicago condo, there are many aspects you may not think of. From preparing for new tenants to preparing your property for the fall and winter, the day-to-day can be overwhelming. Property management is more than just collecting rent and changing air filters. If you’re new to an investment property or you’re needing a refresher, here are some of the things you should do to help ensure your condo is ready for the fall and winter seasons. HVAC Filters These filters should be changed at least once a year. These...
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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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Why Should You Use Property Management Companies?

why Why Should You Use Property Management Companies? When it comes to renting out a home or apartment, it can be a very overwhelming experience. If you have multiple properties, you will have another full-time job on your hands beside your everyday 9-5. Working with a Chicago property manager can assist you in giving you a break from the day-to-day tasks of owning an investment property. Whether you’re newly starting out or you’re a seasoned professional, here are a few reasons you should consider hiring a property management company in Chicago. No Midnight Calls As the owner and manager of your...
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