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Leasing agents – how to cut your losses at tax time

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If you were lured into working at a Chicago rental service last year by the promise of a “lucrative career” and “steady earnings” the odds are you washed out of the business after grossing only a few thousand – or a few hundred – dollars in commissions. Chicago rental services typically treat their new recruits ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 17, 2015

Leasing agent works 16 months on 120-day permit

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Rent Here Realty’s Chardonnee Cunningham has five glowing reviews at Yelp, the most recent from two weeks ago. The earliest of the remaining four, all of which were flagged as suspicious and filtered by Yelp, was on January 21 of last year. A filtered Yelp review of Cunningham at a different Rent Here office dates ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 25, 2013

Does tax time for leasing agents mean pain for Chicago rental services?

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Almost all of Chicago’s rental services are revolving-door operations that attract naïve newcomers with the promise of entry into a lucrative career. A high percentage of those rookies wash out after a few months of determined effort, having paid their expenses out-of-pocket and grossed a few thousand – or a few hundred – dollars in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 7, 2013