Tag: Renting

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The 2016 list of Chicago’s best landlords

The 2016 list of Chicago’s best landlords

Note: Consult our more up-to-date 2017 list. The City of Chicago publishes a list of problem landlords, and updates it twice a year. The list h ...
Cassi Norman and the scofflaw-family Walker, an update

Cassi Norman and the scofflaw-family Walker, an update

Six members of a single family hold real estate licenses affiliated with Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG”), a firm we’ve singled out as Craiglist ...
An urgent warning to Chicago renters and property managers re Zumper and RadPad

An urgent warning to Chicago renters and property managers re Zumper and RadPad

For years now, Chicago property managers have taken a lax approach to the well-known, rampantly illegal behavior of Chicago rental services. They’ ...
Erin Harper, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Erin Harper, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Her name is Erin Harper, but we’ll call her “Erring Erin Harper,” because erring seems to be her core competency. Erring Erin is affiliated wi ...
Michael Hawks, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Michael Hawks, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Michael Hawks is the second most prolific ad spammer at Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG”), a firm that we’ve called Craiglist’s worst apartment a ...
Stephen Seitz, scofflaw leasing agent, Chicagoland Property Group

Stephen Seitz, scofflaw leasing agent, Chicagoland Property Group

Chicagoland Property Group’s (“CPG”) Stephen Seitz had 706 repetitive apartment ads at Craigslist yesterday, a third-place tally at the firm we’ve ...
Jon Zolecki, Chicagoland Property Group, Scofflaw Leasing Manager

Jon Zolecki, Chicagoland Property Group, Scofflaw Leasing Manager

With 1,134 ads, Jon Zolecki is the top dog of individual apartment ad spammers at Craigslist. He’s a standout at Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG” ...
Will Collin Walker rein in Cassi, his scofflaw leasing agent sister?

Will Collin Walker rein in Cassi, his scofflaw leasing agent sister?

We’ve previously published posts about the scofflaw behavior of Joi Walker and Kellen Walker, licensed leasing agents affiliated with Chicagoland ...
Will Collin Walker rein in Kellen, his scofflaw leasing agent brother?

Will Collin Walker rein in Kellen, his scofflaw leasing agent brother?

Early yesterday morning we published a post about the scofflaw behavior of Joi Walker, a licensed leasing agent affiliated with Chicagoland Proper ...
Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker and his scofflaw mom Joi

Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker and his scofflaw mom Joi

Under most circumstances a son can’t be held responsible for his mom’s behavior. He can be, however, if he’s the sponsoring or managing broker ...
Exit Strategy Realty terminates scofflaw leasing agent Jerome Bressler

Exit Strategy Realty terminates scofflaw leasing agent Jerome Bressler

Jerome Bressler, who we’ve previously identified as Chicago’s sleaziest rental agent under his current name and Jerome Bressert, his former name, ...
Video – Watch Exit Strategy Realty train new leasing agents to lie

Video – Watch Exit Strategy Realty train new leasing agents to lie

We’ve characterized Exit Strategy Realty as a scofflaw rental service in a post yesterday, and one the day before. Exit Strategy Realty trains ...
Chicago scofflaws use Zillow to defraud renters

Chicago scofflaws use Zillow to defraud renters

The ad pictured above repeatedly invites renters to contact property manager Cesar Sandoval to schedule a showing at 1116 N Dearborn. A renter cou ...
The apartment finder scofflaws at Nick Libert’s Exit Strategy Realty

The apartment finder scofflaws at Nick Libert’s Exit Strategy Realty

Earlier today I noticed copyrighted photos I’d shot in ads placed by leasing agents at Exit Strategy Realty, and ads on a website affiliated with ...
Chicago rental ripoffs – ten terrible scofflaws at Zumper

Chicago rental ripoffs – ten terrible scofflaws at Zumper

Chicago rental service apartment ads on Zumper.com frequently include an Instant Apply button and a property address and description. A renter cou ...
Renee Pehanich, Trudo Realty – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

Renee Pehanich, Trudo Realty – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

The Illinois Real Estate License Act bars licensees from advertising a property for sale or for rent unless they have written authorization to do ...
Aysha Hackert, Downtown Apartment Company – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

Aysha Hackert, Downtown Apartment Company – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

The Illinois Real Estate License Act makes it illegal for licensees to advertise a property for sale or for rent unless they have written authoriz ...
Terry F Kraus III, Fulton Grace – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

Terry F Kraus III, Fulton Grace – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

The Illinois Real Estate License Act requires written authorization before a licensee can advertise a property for sale or for rent. Leasing a ...
Hannah Vanover, HotSpot Rentals – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

Hannah Vanover, HotSpot Rentals – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

The Illinois Real Estate License Act requires licensees to have written authorization to advertise a property for sale or for rent. Leasing ag ...
Daniel Khomutov, Vesta Preferred – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

Daniel Khomutov, Vesta Preferred – Scofflaw leasing agent of the day

Chicago’s rental service sharks are gearing up to make your search for a new apartment as difficult as possible this rental season, in hopes that ...
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