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5 New Renovations You Can Do in 2020


5 New Renovations You Can Do in 2020 As a property owner, it is important to renovate your buildings from time to time to stay fresh and current. When it comes to rental properties, it is important to update your spaces so that tenants will want to stay in place. Whether you have a vacation rental property, apartment building or another type of dwelling, renovations can add value as well as keep tenants in place. As 2020 begins, consider these options for renovation to upgrade your property to the next level. Refresh the Exterior The first aspect of your property to...

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New Year Property Management Checklist


New Year Property Management Checklist A new year is approaching quite fast and it’s time to check your apartment for some upcoming renovations or maintenance. If you’re working with a property management company in Chicago, they can handle all of these items for you. Below you’ll find a list of a few things that need to be done on your building as the new year approaches. Check Filters – This may be part of your regular maintenance agreement as the building owner. If not, make sure your tenants are changing out their filters for any HVAC unit they may have. If...

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How Can A Property Manager Help During The Holidays?


How Can A Property Manager Help During The Holidays? Being a property owner in Chicago can be exciting and rewarding. However, it can also be overwhelming when you’re an investment owner, especially during the holidays. If you’re trying to run your building by yourself, you may find that you’re missing out on your everyday life with friends and family. That is where a property manager in Chicago can come in. During the holidays, you want to be able to know your tenants are taken care of and so is your personal life. That is why working with a team such as...

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Managing a Property In The Winter


Managing a Property In The Winter When it comes to managing your investment property, there are a few things to keep in mind. If you do not have a property management company in Chicago, you’ll need to be the one in charge of these items. These tasks are something to take on before they become a huge problem. Remind Your Tenants of Safety Be sure that you work with your tenants and share fire safety and prevention tips with them each winter. They need to be reminded of small tips here and there that could prevent a huge tragedy. Items such...

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4 Signs Your Property Manager is Not Working for You


4 Signs Your Property Manager is Not Working for You When hiring a Chicago property manager, you expect a certain level of service. You are placing the operations of your rental properties into their hands and you want to see a successful outcome. During the hiring process, you most likely tried to weed out the less than stellar companies and chose a quality option. However, you must do your due diligence to ensure the property manager is working for you in the best way possible. Below are a few signs to watch out for so that you can ditch your current...

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