Tag: Locators

Searching for a River North 2-bedroom with an indoor pool

Searching for a River North 2-bedroom with an indoor pool

If you were searching for a River North 2-bedroom with an indoor pool you might start by filtering Craigslist on 2+ BR apartments and typing the f [...]
Avoid MLS rentals that don’t disclose an address

Avoid MLS rentals that don’t disclose an address

In order for a real estate broker to list a property for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) it must have a written exclusive right t [...]
Go directly to the landlord when renting an apartment

Go directly to the landlord when renting an apartment

Finding an apartment in Chicago through an apartment rental service can be a time-wasting and frustrating experience. When renters go directly [...]
Rules for renters in dealings with Chicago rental services

Rules for renters in dealings with Chicago rental services

Chicago renters often find dealing with rental services an experience that's frustrating at best and an expensive, life-disrupting nightmare at wo [...]
Yelp reviews that reek – My Town Realty Group edition

Yelp reviews that reek – My Town Realty Group edition

You're all probably highly aware of this phenomenon by now, but a reminder never hurts. When you're looking at reviews of apartment rental services [...]
Is RentJuice enabling fraud by unlicensed brokers?

Is RentJuice enabling fraud by unlicensed brokers?

We've previously wondered about Exchange Apartment Finders (EAF), which appeared to be doing business as a real estate broker / apartment finder w [...]
Are landlords eliminating the rental service bedbugs?

Are landlords eliminating the rental service bedbugs?

I've recently spoken to landlords who have either cut back on their use of the apartment rental services that we call bedbugs, eliminated them ent [...]
This Homestead Group leasing agent has a criminal record

This Homestead Group leasing agent has a criminal record

You never know who you're getting in the car with when you work with one of the apartment rental services that we call bedbugs. A number of the re [...]
If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

If you're not, stay far, far away. The Craigslist ad you see pictured above does not, as Illinois law requires, disclose the name of the broke [...]
Trulia applies a Band-Aid to rental fraud problem; YoChicago offers a solution

Trulia applies a Band-Aid to rental fraud problem; YoChicago offers a solution

A recent post at TruliaBlog boasted that: As online rentals fraud is becoming an industry-wide problem, Trulia is committed to keeping our rent [...]
A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant [...]

What’s the story on Exchange Apartment Finders?

The following anonymous e-mail was received earlier in the day: If you want a REAL interesting story that (to my knowledge) has not been reported o [...]
YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

Chicago’s apartment rental services / locators / finders (bedbugs) work diligently to make you believe that finding an apartment in Chicago is a d [...]
Hey Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Craigslist

Hey Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Craigslist

Between midnight yesterday and 8:42 this morning, an apartment rental bedbug by the name of Ginger Summers placed 962 housing for rent ads on Crai [...]

It’s apartment bedbug recruiting season

At YoChicago we refer to apartment rental services, also known as locators and finders, as bedbugs. It’s our shorthand way of informing you that the l [...]

Avoid Apartment Savvy maggot liars

According to a Draper and Kramer representative there is currently only one studio apartment available at 1350 North Lake Shore, and the rent is $1,21 [...]

Chicago Multiple Listing Service suffers maggot infestation

First I hear of bedbugs shuttering a Hollister store in SoHo, and then I find maggots in the Chicago Multiple Listing Service. Not a pleasant evening' [...]
Maggot-mashing 101: A guide to renting in the South Loop

Maggot-mashing 101: A guide to renting in the South Loop

There are 1,000s of ads on Craigslist for South Loop apartments, most of them touting the fewer than a dozen major apartment complexes in the South [...]
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