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Blog Post Top Agent Magazine - Chicago’s Responsive Property Manager

Top Agent Magazine - Chicago’s Responsive Property Manager

Although Mark Ainley now runs one of the most successful Property Management companies in Chicago, at first he had no interest in that side of the real estate business....continue reading Click Here to download.GC Realty & Development currently has two offices, one serving th...
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Blog Post How to Avoid Common Mistakes Landlords Make When It Comes to Lease Renewals

How to Avoid Common Mistakes Landlords Make When It Comes to Lease Renewals

As of September 2022, the average rental vacancy rate in the United States is 5.6%. This number reflects the percentage of rental properties that currently do not have a tenant.If you’re investing in a rental property, your goal should be to avoid vacancies whenever possibl...
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Blog Post 4 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Property Manager

4 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Property Manager

Here are four questions that will help you find a good property management company.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, backgroun...
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Blog Post How to Run a Credit Check on a Tenant

How to Run a Credit Check on a Tenant

84% of landlords say that their biggest worry when it comes to renting properties is payment issues. There are many reasons why a tenant may have issues paying their rent - but wouldn't it be great if you could find out that this might be an issue before renting to them?...
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Blog Post Are you ready to manage your rental property? Chicago Property Management Tips

Are you ready to manage your rental property? Chicago Property Management Tips

While hiring a professional may seem expensive, there are several things to consider beforehand that may point you toward this choice. Risk ManagementWhen you manage your own property, you are taking on 100 percent of the risk. If you work with a professional property m...
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Blog Post Do I need to hire a property manager?

Do I need to hire a property manager?

You're trying to decide whether you should manage your own property or hire a professional property manager. I've seen a lot of people who aren't that good at managing their own properties. They list their home on Craig's List and Facebook, but they're not get...
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Blog Post GC Realty & Development, LLC has made the INC 5000 list for the 4th year in a row.

GC Realty & Development, LLC has made the INC 5000 list for the 4th year in a row.

I am super excited to report that GC Realty & Development, LLC has made the INC 5000 list for the 4th year in a row. Special thanks to all those that help us achieve so many great growth years including our clients, vendors, residents, collaborators, Straight Up Chicago...
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Blog Post Tips for Landlords: How to Collect Back Rent

Tips for Landlords: How to Collect Back Rent

Do you own a rental property?If so, then you understand that dealing with the day-to-day operation of keeping everything running efficiently can be stressful. This is especially true when you have problems collecting rental payments from tenants.Keep in mind that you won't st...
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Blog Post Pets In The Rental Property: Should You Allow Them?

Pets In The Rental Property: Should You Allow Them?

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 our clients to keep an open mind. You have a large part of the population with at least ...
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Blog Post Service Animals And Assistance Animals

Service Animals And Assistance Animals

In recognition of the growing use of service and assistance animals, our Property Management Team is trained on the topic of service and assistance animal laws according to Federally regulated Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines. We are pleased to share a...
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