Our goal is to market your property to all potential tenants currently in the market looking for a property to lease. Our objective is to obtain qualified applicants in the shortest amount of time and to receive the highest amount of rental income the market will bear. This means our marketing must be so good that it reaches and attracts anyone looking in that area and in that price range on a daily basis.
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QUALITY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PHOTOSThis is the most valuable step in our marketing process. Compare GCR&D’s online photos to those of other management companies and you will see a difference. As a reference, view our current listings on our rental page HERE.
THE LATEST TECHNOLOGYVideo Tours and 360 capability on most listings.
A PROPERTY DESCRIPTION THAT WORKSDetailed property description or list displaying the most important features of the property. The days the long description paragraph is becoming less relevant and bullet point list is what the potential tenants will pay more attention to.
Marketing in the MLS and on over 100+ Real Estate websitesMarketing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and on over 100+ Real Estate websites via our List Hub membership & broker reciprocity. Marketing on the MLS is also important to capture all the potential tenants working with another Realtor plus provides placement on Realtor.com. Realtor.com is in the top 5 of internet rental searches in the United States for potential tenants looking for your investment.
Additional online marketingAdditional online marketing from our professional property management software and showing platform.
Dedicated leasing agentsDedicated leasing agents responding to leads on a daily basis, as they are received. When priced competitively, we receive 2-4 quality leads per day, per property.
Ability for tenants to schedule showing times 24/7 onlineAbility for tenants to schedule showing times 24/7 online. We are also working with many owners that are wanting to do lockbox showings. This means a potential tenant can see a property within 10 minutes of locating it online if they wanted. (lockbox showings are not used in all areas or with occupied homes).
Ability for a potential tenant to speak with a live person from 8am to 8pmAbility for a potential tenant to speak with a live person from 8am to 8pm to answer questions and assist with setting up a viewing.
Feedback on every showingFeedback on every showing is collected from other Brokers and from actual potential applicants and is shared as a means of determining future marketing strategies.
Market activity, property condition, and pricing is reviewed twice per weekMarket activity, property condition, and pricing is reviewed twice per week to ensure the market is being monitored and that no adjustments are needed in order for us to procure a quality tenant.
FOLLOW-UP MARKETINGOnce a potential tenant signs up for a showing or to receive future availabilities they will then get a notice/alert for any property that is new to market, removed from market, or has a price correction. This allows our list of available properties to continue to be placed in front of the rental market on an ongoing basis.
- 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