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Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 276: The Best Ways To Protect Your Largest Asset

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 276: The Best Ways To Protect Your Largest Asset

In a recent episode of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast, hosts Mark Ainley and Tom Shallcross are joined by Nick Oberhouse from Dawgs to explore the importance of protecting your largest asset: your property.

Dawgs offers a comprehensive rental service designed to secure buildings for property owners and managers, particularly those unable to manage the process themselves due to prohibitive costs. With a full-service solution, including installation, maintenance, and removal of security boards, Dawgs addresses the vulnerabilities of vacant buildings prone to intrusions, vandalism, theft, squatting, and fires.

Nick and his team share their experiences of securing properties across Chicago, including those managed by the Cook County Land Bank. They recount instances where swift action prevented significant losses, such as securing a massive property with 400 windows and 40 doors in a single night and thwarting sophisticated intruders.

The discussion highlights the lengths intruders go to for minimal gains, emphasizing the need for robust security measures. Stories range from costly damages caused by copper theft to extreme homeowner attempts at fortification, like cinder-blocking doors and windows.

Listeners gain insights into the process and cost of securing vacant properties. By providing the address and expected vacancy duration, Dawgs offers tailored quotes within 24 hours. Costs vary based on property size and desired security length, typically starting around $400 for the first month and $200 thereafter per window and door.

The integration of padlocks adds an extra layer of security, ensuring only authorized individuals access the property. Longer service periods result in reduced monthly costs per window and door.

To learn more about securing your investment, visit or call 877-883-2947.

Watch Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 276 in Full Here

Show Notes:
Question: What can potentially happen if I don't secure my investment property?

Guest: Nick Oberhouse,
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