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Where have all the iMove agents gone, short time passing?

iMove Chicago

We’ve written repeatedly about iMove Chicago, a rental service that advertises frequently on Craigslist for new leasing agents and brokers. We had saved records of the names of 41 agents and brokers (other than Erickson Ocasio and Rusty Payton, the principals) who were employed at iMove Chicago between January 2012 and January 19, 2013: Andrew ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014

Should we feel badly for new iMove Chicago agents?

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A former iMove Chicago agent emailed yesterday, stating that a number of the claims in the company’s Craigslist recruiting ads are inaccurate. The email ended on this note: I feel really badly for the new people they are recruiting under the 120 day sponsor card. Most of these people are really looking for a chance ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 28, 2014

iMove’s outrageous moves on Rentenna

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We’ve previously singled out iMove Chicago as one of the sleaziest of Chicago’s rental services, a sleazy group that it isn’t easy to stand out from. If you’re unfortunate enough to visit Rentenna, a new rental site, you’ll see ads with actual building photos and addresses that lead you to believe you’re connecting directly with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 28, 2014

Is iMove Chicago circling the drain?

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We’ve written repeatedly about iMove Chicago, one of the rental services / apartment locators / apartment finders on our do-not-call list. The company is a spinoff of Rent Smart, a failed enterprise. If the tales we’ve been hearing lately are true – and one should always be skeptical – iMove is teetering on the brink ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 12, 2013

Did an iMove Chicago agent use the C word in a Yelp review?

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Jose L recently posted a 5-star Yelp review of iMove Chicago in which he used the C word – twice – to describe a Yelper who had negatively reviewed iMove on July 10 of last year. You can see Jose L’s ugly review in the screen cap, along with his deranged Yelp review of YoChicago. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 6, 2013

A closer look at an iMove Chicago broker

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iMove Chicago is one of the companies on the dirtiest dozen apartment finders list we’re publishing as part of our Craigslist Apartment Cleanup campaign. A month ago, on December 23, I notified iMove Chicago by email that, in violation of Illinois law, it was advertising a property on Craigslist that specifically banned rental service advertising. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 24, 2013

Chicago’s dirtiest dozen apartment rental services – iMove Chicago is #3

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There are scores of rental services on YoChicago’s do-not-call list. We’re singling out twelve of them – the ones we consider the dirtiest dozen – for a closer look, as part of our Craigslist Apartment Cleanup. The top spot (chronologically) on our dirtiest dozen roster went to Rent Proactive. Next up on our roster was ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2013

iMove Chicago asks whether you’re tired of broken promises?

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If you’ve been scanning real estate jobs at Craigslist you’ve probably seen the above ad for a rental service that currently goes by the name of iMove Chicago. The ad copy asks prospective agents whether they “want a database of listings that you can be assured is accurate, up to date and available?” The ad ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2013