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Preparing For Fallout Of Covid-19

woman with mask Preparing For Fallout Of Covid-19 As a property owner or manager, you’re probably seeing some of the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic already. Perhaps you’re dealing with tenants who’ve paid rent for April but May has now arrived. What do you do if you’re not receiving rental payments during this time? How can Chicago property managers prepare? Here are a few things to look for as you approach a new month while still on lockdown in many locations. Know Demand Is Dropping Your rental demand may be on a decline. This is a trend that was shown in the last...
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Dealing with Tenant Issues During COVID-19

mask Dealing with Tenant Issues During COVID-19 As a rental property owner, it is not uncommon for you or your Chicago property management team to deal with tenant issues. Be it disagreements among neighbors, issues with an apartment, rent concerns, etc. Problems can easily be solved with the right communication. However, how do you deal with issues during the COVID-19 outbreak? Many tenants have lost their jobs and are afraid of being sick. How do you balance helping your tenants as well as keep everyone healthy at the same time? Telephone or Online Communication When it comes to communication at this...
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How to Stay Connected to Residents While Social Distancing

woman having a video call How to Stay Connected to Residents While Social Distancing As a condo association board member, you must stay in contact with your residents to be successful. With the recent outbreak of Covid-19, you may be wondering how to stay connected to your residents while social distancing. It is recommended that everyone self-isolate to help slow the spread of the virus. So, how do you handle owner-issues during this time? What can you do differently to protect yourself as well as your residents? Below are a few tips to help you stay connected. Connect Via Social Media One way you can...
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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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