Tag: Do-not-call list

Michael Longo, scofflaw apartment spammer, North Star Real Estate Group

Michael Longo, scofflaw apartment spammer, North Star Real Estate Group

A mere four agents at North Star Real Estate Group had over 4,100 apartment ads active on Craigslist yesterday evening. Three of them accounted fo ...
WalkScore and Zumper are a serious menace to Chicago renters and landlords

WalkScore and Zumper are a serious menace to Chicago renters and landlords

WalkScore is a site that many apartment renters implicitly trust. That trust derives, in part, from the fact that many apartment properties link t ...
Homescout Realty misrepresents agent licenses

Homescout Realty misrepresents agent licenses

There are 16 real estate agents pictured on the “Meet the Team” page at Homescout Realty, one of the firms on our rental service do-not-call list ...
Going Biblical on Live Here Chicago

Going Biblical on Live Here Chicago

“…one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” That's a first for YoChicago – a quote from the Bible, Luke 16. The quo ...
The 2016 Chicago rental service do-not-call list

The 2016 Chicago rental service do-not-call list

New renters in Chicago are often confused or misled by Craigslist and other ads into believing that they’re contacting a landlord or management co ...
Is Brian Murphy Kale Realty’s worst rental scofflaw?

Is Brian Murphy Kale Realty’s worst rental scofflaw?

Several days ago we questioned whether Kale Realty is a rental service scofflaw, and suggested an affirmative answer. This morning we sampled a ...
Is Kale Realty a rental service scofflaw?

Is Kale Realty a rental service scofflaw?

Illinois law bars licensed real estate agents from advertising property without written permission and bans the "use of URL, domain name, metatag, ...
Luxury Living Chicago’s new twist on deceptive rental service ads

Luxury Living Chicago’s new twist on deceptive rental service ads

The Illinois Real Estate License Act prohibits "blind advertisements," i.e. ads that do not contain the name of the broker licensee that placed th ...
Rental service quote of the day – kill granny

Rental service quote of the day – kill granny

Yesterday I added a new name to our do-not-call list of Chicago rental services a/k/a apartment locators a/k/a apartment finders. All of the fi ...
The 2014 Chicago rental service do-not-call list

The 2014 Chicago rental service do-not-call list

New renters in Chicago are often confused or misled by Craigslist and other ads into believing that they’re contacting a landlord or management co ...
Get out of Craigslist jail, go direct to Lakeview landlords

Get out of Craigslist jail, go direct to Lakeview landlords

If you're looking to rent in Lakeview you can waste countless hours reading 1,000s of repetitive bait-and-switch rental service ads at Craigslist. ...
Does your rental agent have MLS access?

Does your rental agent have MLS access?

If you've contacted a leasing agent to help find your next apartment, you'll want to be certain that the agent has access to all the listings in M ...
A visit to Exchange Apartment Finders

A visit to Exchange Apartment Finders

Yesterday morning I visited 1531 N Ashland Ave, the address listed on its website for Exchange Apartment Finders (EAF). My goal was to interview t ...
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