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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 accomm...

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 full...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How Much Will Your Property Rent For? What to Look for as a Property Manager in Bartlett

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 at the comparable rents in the area. We want to know what oth...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How Do I Prepare My Rental Property?

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 style of furniture but now that the property is vacant and ...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How to Handle Maintenance in Your Rental Property – Bartlett Property Management

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 to your customer service abilities. When things happen, ten...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost? Bartlett Property Manager Explains

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 managers will charge you a flat fee per unit and others will charge...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What Does a Good Property Management Company Do in Bartlett, IL?

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 important things you need to screen for when you’re hir...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Why Work with GC Realty & Development, LLC in Bartlett, IL?

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 Customer ServiceGC Realty & Development has been around since 2...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

How to be a good landlord/property manager

1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing thi...

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