We utilize the latest technology to manage our process to ensure efficiency and consistency. From showings to lease renewals the technology platforms we use allow us to proficiently manage the duties and tasks by responding proactively instead of reactively.
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Midwest Real Estate Data is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers and 8,000 offices. We market all properties for lease on the MLS and cooperate with all licensed brokers. A lot of Chicagoland property managers will not list their properties on the MLS when you have a vacancy so they don't have to share the lease up fee which is a disadvantage to the owner. Make sure whoever you hire is utilizing the MLS to list your property in addition to any other resources. We lease a large percentage of vacant units working with other real estate agents that bring us qualified tenants. This is a crucial piece of our marketing to keep our days on market to a minimum and expand our options of qualified tenants.
We can efficiently market your properties and fill vacancies faster using AppFolio’s leasing dashboard, vacancy postings, and website integration. Appfolio Allows Us to Quickly Promote Your Property and Find a Tenant.
Our team can quickly view information on available and soon-to-be available units and track the progress. All of the information is at our fingertips including guest cards and access to rental applications submitted. This makes it easy to track and improve on the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
Professional Web Presence
AppFolio is 100% integrated into our website so that we can seamlessly accept rent online, post and update vacancies with a few clicks, and accept online maintenance requests that automatically create work orders. With the ability to immediately post new vacancies to our SEO optimized website, we can help prospective renters easily find our listings and ultimately fill vacancies faster.
Appealing To The Modern (Mobile) Renter
With AppFolio, our team provides a seamless online leasing experience for prospective renters. The prospective renter submits an online application, we run a background screen, then we sign the lease — all electronically! Making this process easy and simple for the modern renter and our team means we can rent properties more efficiently and faster, every time.
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Online Rental Applications
Prospective residents can fill out guest cards and apply online giving us the ability to capture their information in real time and approve these residents even faster. The online application is even mobile friendly!
Finding The Best Residents
Resident Screening is centralized in AppFolio. Applicants can easily be screened on the spot while at the property showing and the results are returned within seconds rather than hours. This easy-to-read Screening Report paired with rent payment history from Experian RentBureau allows us the unique opportunity to choose the most qualified resident for your property while they are still interested.
Online Rent Payments
We offer the option for residents to conveniently pay their rent online 24/7 instead of mailing checks. They can pay once, establish a recurring payment, or make a last minute payment. With a variety of online payment options including E-Check and Electronic Cash Payments, funds are deposited faster and more securely. The online tenant portal is completely integrated with our accounting records and residents really appreciate the convenience and accessibility the online services provide them. Our team is so much more efficient without the need to shuffle checks and drive to the bank.
Another important tool we use to manage your property is Podio, a project management and collaboration tool. Podio allows us to manage content, conversations, and processes and create the focus and clarity our team members need to get their best work done. This fully customizable software allows us to systemize our processes and clearly defines team members’ responsibilities to improve service, effectiveness and relationships.
All of our leasing agents use ShowMojo to capture, store, and track all leads. We can instantly respond to all inquiries all day, all night, every weekend and every holiday. Applicants can easily schedule and confirm all showings. ShowMojo partners with Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Realtor.com, Homes.com and over 50 other sites for increased marketing exposure.
- Tell us where your property is. Start by simply entering your Chicago area property address.
- Expert evaluations. The actual rental value may increase or decrease based on property location, condition and amenities. To receive the most accurate rental analysis contact us after you receive your rental report and speak with one of our Chicago property management experts.
- Receive your FREE report in a matter of minutes. You'll receive a personalized property report analyzing your home with a suggested rent range and market data.
- Get quality tenants, fast. Explore our packages for rental leasing and Chicago property management services.
Answering resident calls and responding to owner emails timely is what is going to set this team apart from all of our competitors - it’s our mission to be the most responsive property management company.
Many property management companies will charge you a management fee during vacancy. We don’t believe that is fair. We think we should only get paid if we are delivering a valuable service.
We research the current rental market to determine the highest rental price the market will bear. Due to our aggressive marketing techniques and accurate pricing, most properties are leased out within 21 days or less.
The GCR&D operation includes a Maintenance Department that has proven to save owners hundreds of dollars per year since most jobs can be completed in house.
GCR&D Management fees may vary and are quoted on a case by case basis but listed below are the current rate ranges for residential management.
Residential 7-8% of the gross rent
Residential 8-10% of the gross rent (Areas of Chicago Only)
GCR&D welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your Property management needs. Please feel free to contact our office for additional information at any time.Explore Our Pricing