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Maintaining your Property

Common Tenant Complaints and How to Approach Them

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Common Tenant Complaints and How to Approach Them When you work for a Chicago property management company you probably are prone to many tenant complaints. One of the hard parts of the job is figuring out to handle these complaints in a productive manner. For many property managers, complaints from your tenants can become a nuisance. However, if you ignore the problem it can just become bad for your business. Instead of looking at the complaints as a minor inconvenience, you can utilize these complaints as a way to stay informed of the conditions and any ongoing problems at your property....

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What to Avoid as a Chicago Property Manager

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What to Avoid as a Chicago Property Manager As a property manager in Chicago you want to make sure your tenants are happy and comfortable. You also want to make sure you are providing quality service and that you are not doing anything that although may seem harmless could result in a poor tenant experience, or worse, a legal matter. There are also simple issues that can be avoided to increase the value and appeal of your property. Here are some common mistakes property managers make that can be easily avoided: Casually dropping in on tenants: Don’t just pop in to...

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How to Make Your Property More Appealing to the Newer Generations

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How to Make Your Property More Appealing to the Newer Generations As the newer generations get older, you will inevitably need to adjust with the times as well. Change can be difficult for those who don’t welcome it, but it is also an important part of being a property manager. You need to make changes and updates that are parallel with the outside world and especially with technology. If your property falls behind with the current trends and updates, it will make it increasingly harder to fill vacancies and attract new tenants. The generation that is mostly renting apartments and purchasing...

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How to Build a Happy Community in Your Building

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How to Build a Happy Community in Your Building When you are a Chicago property manager or owner it is often your responsibility to make sure your tenants are happy. During these times, with COVID-19 and financial struggles, it is important to remember these condominiums are your tenants’ homes. Your tenants want to feel secure, welcomed, and most important, they want a sense of community. Property managers in Chicago can ensure their tenants connect with one another and build a wonderful and welcoming community by doing the following: Have an outdoor or indoor space for gatherings. If your property doesn’t have...

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Update Your Rental Properties In 2021

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Update Your Rental Properties In 2021 When it comes to managing your Chicago rental properties, there comes a time you’ll need to do some updating. This not only helps to draw in more tenants, but it also helps to increase the property value. There are some great ideas for upgrading your properties in 2021. As a Chicago property manager, you want to keep these ideas in mind for your rental units. Fresh Paint One of the easiest and budge-friendly upgrade options you can do include adding a fresh coat of paint to all of the units. You can update the colors...

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