Tag: Rental services

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Leasing agent with criminal record busted again

Leasing agent with criminal record busted again

We've repeatedly warned renters and landlords about Chicago leasing agents who have criminal records. If you're a landlord handing over the keys t [...]
What do rental service agents really earn at Live Here Chicago?

What do rental service agents really earn at Live Here Chicago?

We've previously written about fraudulent reviews of Live Here Chicago, one of the rental services on our do-not-call list. We've also called atte [...]
The right way to find a Streeterville apartment

The right way to find a Streeterville apartment

Quite a few Chicago renters share the misunderstanding that they'll save time by using a rental services a/k/a apartment finder a/k/a apartment lo [...]
A time-saving way to search Craigslist apartment ads

A time-saving way to search Craigslist apartment ads

A few months ago we identified the top 10 apartment ad spammers at Craigslist. As you might expect, they're all Chicago rental services a/k/a apar [...]
When Chicago rental services go into thug mode

When Chicago rental services go into thug mode

Dishonest and illegal practices are a daily routine for many of the agents at Chicago's rental services. We've spotlighted some of the thing [...]
Rental service lies – the largest database of apartments

Rental service lies – the largest database of apartments

If you scan help wanted ads for Chicago rental services at Craigslist, or visit their websites, you'll find a number of them claiming to have the [...]
Don’t play rookie roulette with a random rental service

Don’t play rookie roulette with a random rental service

Chicago's rental services are high-turnover operations. New agents are suckered in by promises of high pay, a fun working environment and a clear [...]
Should renters claim the broker bonus at 73 East Lake?

Should renters claim the broker bonus at 73 East Lake?

Not all Chicago landlords cooperate with rental service brokers, but the ones that do typically pay a commission equal to a month's rent. Several of t [...]
A rental service agent trashes his former rental service

A rental service agent trashes his former rental service

Live Here Chicago is a rental service that's on our our do-not-call list and our list of the top 10 Craigslist apartment ad spammers. We've al [...]
If you’re smart, you’ll stay away from Renturway

If you’re smart, you’ll stay away from Renturway

The public relations "profession" is notorious for making shotgun pitches to websites without having even the dimmest awareness of how a particula [...]
An up-to-date list of available River North apartments

An up-to-date list of available River North apartments

You can see all of the managed apartment building options in River North on YoChicago's availability list, below. You can learn more about the bui [...]
Apartment People CEO admits to shabby business practice

Apartment People CEO admits to shabby business practice

We've previously written at length about when a rental service should cash a renter's deposit check. The short answer: not until the renter's appl [...]
ApartmentList.com is still a garbage dump

ApartmentList.com is still a garbage dump

Just over a year ago we spotlighted ApartmentList, a website that claims the following mission: As renters and landlords ourselves, we understa [...]
How to avoid the rental service wait-and-switch

How to avoid the rental service wait-and-switch

If you're working with one of Chicago's rental services and renting in one of the large, professionally managed apartment buildings on our at-a-gl [...]
Slim pickings on an East Village apartment hunt

Slim pickings on an East Village apartment hunt

I drove part of the East Village neighborhood yesterday looking for FOR RENT signs, and found only three. One was from a known scammer, another h [...]
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 [...]
Don’t respond to blind real estate help wanted ads

Don’t respond to blind real estate help wanted ads

You'll frequently see help wanted ads on Craigslist from real estate firms seeking to hire leasing agents or experienced brokers. If the ad wa [...]
Is Quantum Apartments vandalizing your neighborhood?

Is Quantum Apartments vandalizing your neighborhood?

Can there really be a business brain-dead enough to document acts of vandalism on its behalf on YouTube? There apparently can, and its name is Qua [...]
Pay a “free” rental service $1,200 to rent in Roscoe Village

Pay a “free” rental service $1,200 to rent in Roscoe Village

When I ran a search for Roscoe Village apartments at Craigslist yesterday I got 823 results. I scanned many ads that clearly weren't in Roscoe Village [...]
Where have all the iMove agents gone, short time passing?

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

We've written repeatedly about iMove Chicago, a rental service that advertises frequently on Craigslist for new leasing agents and brokers. We [...]
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