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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How To Rent Your Property Quickly
Renting your home quickly is the best way to increase the return on your investment. Today we have some ideas to help you rent your home to the highest quality tenant in the shortest period of time. First, take a look at the condition of your property. You want fresh paint, clean surfaces, well-manicured landscaping, and attention to...

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Should I Hire a Professional Property Manager?
You're asking yourself, should you hire a property manager? You're trying to decide if you should manage your own property or hire a professional property manager to do it for you. Some people are not that good at managing properties. That's a pretty common problem. They put the property on Craig's List and Facebook. They're not gettin...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Top 4 Questions For Your Property Manager
We believe there are the four questions you should ask a property management company before hiring them.   Number 1: What is their tenant screening process? How do they screen them? Take me through what their process looks like. What's included? Is it a full criminal, credit, eviction, background check? Do they require proof ...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Do I Need a Rental Property Management Company?
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Whether you are considering your first rental property or just closed on your 50th, you have many decisions to make relating to how you will manage your investment. Keep that pink bathroom or tear it out? Update the landscaping yourself or hire help? One of the questions you may not have considered is whether or not to hire a property ...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How a Professional Property Management Company in Chicagoland Handles Your Finances
Homeowners looking to rent out their properties want to know when they get paid and how they get their money when working with a professional property management company in Chicago. That’s an important question, and today we’re providing some insight into how we do things and handle your finances. Property Management Chicag...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What Can I Do if My Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent? Chicagoland Property Management Education
One of the questions we are asked most frequently is – what happens if my tenant doesn’t pay rent? This is an understandable concern for landlords, and today we’re sharing some ideas about how a property manager will handle a nonpaying tenant.  Treat Your Property as a Business When you are a landlord or you own ...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Should I Self Manage My Rental Property? Chicagoland Property Management Tips
There are some things to consider, however, which may lead you to realize that hiring a professional can be better for you and your property.  Risk Management When you manage your own property, you are taking on 100 percent of the risk. If you work with a professional property manager, you are passing on a large part of that risk....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Should I Allow Pets in My Chicagoland Rental Property? Pros and Cons Explained
When we begin working with new clients, they often ask if they should allow pets, or they tell us they don’t want to allow pets at their rental property in Chicagoland. We always advise them to keep an open mind. You have a large part of the population with at least one pet, and those tenants are looking for rentals that will acc...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chicago real estate duo on CNBC’s hit show The Deed April 5th
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Pro house-flippers and Chicago natives, Mark Ainley and Bryan Sonn star in the final episode of CNBC's four-episode hit reality tv show, The Deed with Sean Conlon. It is set to air April 5th at 9 p.m., Central Time. For 14 years, GC Realty has been revitalizing the Chicagoland area with housing repaired right and made affordable. Now,...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

How GC Realty & Development Screens Applicants
A lot of people ask us how we screen applicants so I thought I’d share our screening process with you. First of all, we screen all applicants over the age of 18. The first thing we do is have the applicant complete an online application. This is where the applicant enters all of their information for us to review. Next, we run a...

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