Should I Self Manage My Rental Property? Chicagoland Property Management Tips
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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 ManagementWhen you manage your own property, you are taking on 100 percent of the risk. If you work with a professional property...
Should I Allow Pets in My Chicagoland Rental Property? Pros and Cons Explained
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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...
The Deed: Chicago Real Estate Duo on CNBC’s Hit Show
By Mark Ainley Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 Chicagola...
How Does GC Realty & Development Screens Applicants
By Mark Ainley Sunday, March 19, 2017
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 a...
How Much Will Your Property Rent For? What to Look for as a Property Manager in Chicago
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, February 28, 2017
One of the first questions we’re asked by owners is: how much will my rental property in Chicagoland rent for? There are so many factors that go into determining the rental market value. It’s based on several different things.Comparable Market AnalysisFirst, we look a...
Many people ask that question “What do I have to do to my place to get it rented?”First and foremost you want to appeal to the masses. You should have neutral colors and tone since that appeals to the most amount of people. Accent walls may look good with a particular...
How to Handle Maintenance in Your Rental Property? – Chicago Property Management
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Whether you are managing your own investment or looking for a property manager, you will have issues requiring maintenance in your rental property. How you handle those issues will make or break your bottom line. You need to be proactive with maintenance issues because they speak...
How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost? Chicago Property Manager Explains
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, February 14, 2017
There are various fees associated with managing properties, and today we’re talking about those property management fees and the cost of hiring a professional property manager. Management FeeThe management fee is something that’s charged every month. Some manager...
What Does a Good Property Management Company Do in Bartlett?
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, February 7, 2017
You're probably watching this video because you're considering professional property management in Chicagoland, and today we’re talking about what you should be looking for. The list of things to consider is long, but today we’re focusing on five of the most i...
Why Work with GC Realty & Development, LLC in Bartlett, IL?
By Mark Ainley Wednesday, February 1, 2017
GC Realty & Development is a property management firm in the Chicago suburbs. We’re talking about our company today, and sharing some of the reasons that you might want to work with us when you’re looking for property management in Chicagoland.Attention to Custome...