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Rental Property Owner Newbies: How Will You Manage Your Chicago Properties?

clean slate Rental Property Owner Newbies: How Will You Manage Your Chicago Properties? Newbies to the rental property business are always excited to get started. There is nothing like purchasing a rental property, fixing it up and then finding tenants. The extra source of income can be live changing and for many, a new career path. As you get started, have you thought about how the property will be managed? If you are a new rental property owner with an existing job, you may find that the process of managing your property becomes overwhelming, especially when you have more than one property...
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Tips to Keep Solid, Quality Tenants in The New Year

beautiful christmas Tips to Keep Solid, Quality Tenants in The New Year When it comes to retaining tenants, it is one of the most important aspects of your job as an investor or property manager. You want to make sure that not only do you keep tenants that pay, but that you keep tenants that are in the home for the long run. There are a few Chicago property management tips to put into place when it comes to retaining those quality tenants you have or may gain in the new year. Take a look at these tips below to help you...
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New Year's Resolutions for Property Managers

sparkler New Year's Resolutions for Property Managers As a property owner in Chicago, it’s important that you have all your “ducks in a row” as the New Year approaches. Looking back on 2018, consider some of the changes you’d like to make. Have you gotten yourself and your tenants on a set schedule for items such as maintenance, rent collections, etc.? What type of renovations do you want to do? It is important that you set goals for the New Year and that you work out a plan with your property management company to make 2019 the best year you can....
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5 Things to Do Before Buying Rental Property

home purchase 5 Things to Do Before Buying Rental Property When it comes to investing, it can be an exciting but stressful adventure. Perhaps you’re not sure what you want to invest in. On the other hand, you may have already decided that you want to invest in property. Maybe you’re even looking to invest in available rental property in Chicago. If that is the case, then these five tips will help you know what to do when it comes to investing. You don’t want to jump in without an idea of what it entails, what the benefits of a property management...
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Property Management During the Holidays

ornament Property Management During the Holidays Being a Chicago property manager can be overwhelming any time of year. Add in the huge Christmas holidays, and you’re downright frazzled! To make sure that you and your property survive the winter holiday season, here are a few tips to remember when it comes to Chicago property management. Be Accessible However busy you may be, you always need to have some way for your tenants to contact you. Whether it’s an emergency plumbing problem or something else, tenants need to be assured they can reach their property manager when needed. If you’re working with...
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