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Monday, April 1, 2019

Buying the Wrong House with Mark Ainley

Buying the Wrong House with Mark Ainley |Chicago Property Management | Chicago Real Estate Investing Mark Ainley has rehabbed and stabilized over 450 properties and currently manages more than 900 investment properties throughout the Chicagoland area. He appeared on CNBC and has been a guest on many real estate podcasts. Connect with Mark...

Friday, February 22, 2019

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for Section 8 Tenants

Working in Chicago with Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for section 8 tenants can be a very lucrative strategy for your investment portfolio. If you’re specifically a first time landlord to a section 8 program in Chicago, you’ll need to learn more about this process, especially if you are going to take your investment properti...

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Why a landlord or owner may not like G&C Realty & Development, LLC

I have had the unique opportunity as an owner of a property management company to lead the company’s new business division. That means I am on the front lines, talking every day with property owners and investors about our services. Early on, in the first 10 years of our company's existence, I wore the new business development h...

Sunday, December 30, 2018

What Our Companies Logo Stands For

When talking with customers and investors, I often get asked what “GC” stands for and what the meaning behind our logo is. I will get into what “GC” represents in another article, but I wanted to share with you how we came up with our current logo and how it represents us as a company.Our company was originally est...

Friday, November 30, 2018

Why should you pay for the cheapest price property manager?

Often when I speak with investors about property management, one of the first questions I get asked is, “how much are your fees?” I think that question quickly comes up in a conversation for two reasons:PRICE DRIVEN – maybe the investor is price driven, and they will go with whatever the lowest price is on the surface. T...

Friday, July 6, 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&...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Are We A Good Fit for You?

We're not the right Property Management company for everyone.We receive many inquiries into our business each day from people interested in our Chicagoland Property Management services. As it turns out,  we aren't good fits for most - a large majority, in fact - of these inquiries. Even if you have the right propert...

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 detai...

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 of on...

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