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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 accommodate their families and their pets. It’s becoming more common for rental properties to allow ...

The Deed: Chicago Real Estate Duo on CNBC’s Hit Show

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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, with host Sean Conlon's experience, aid, and financial backing, Mark and Bryan put their renova...

How Does 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 credit, criminal, eviction, and background check. Sometimes we do find red flags on these reports a...

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

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 other properties similar to yours are renting for. We look at the amenities they have, and whether ther...

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 you are trying to rent it accent walls are no longer as appealing. We always say “GO NEUTRAL!&...

How to Handle Maintenance in Your Rental Property? – Chicago 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, tenants expect the problems to be fixed right away. Having the right property manager is going to be ke...

How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost? Chicago 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 a percentage of the rent that’s collected. Sometimes, there will be a lower cost when you hav...

What Does a Good Property Management Company Do in Bartlett?

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 hiring a property manager.Keeping Your Property OccupiedOne of the main functions of a property manager...

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 2003. We manage hundreds of residential units and millions of square feet of commercial space. We con...
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