By Cruise Property Management Tuesday, October 1, 2019
I usually post topics directly related to real estate, but I want to post something completely different here. On November 2nd, 2018, Chicago Tribune published a news about EtO emitting companies in Lake County. One is in Waukegan and another one is in Gurnee. Ever since I h...
8 Reasons Why I Do NOT always Get Multiple Bids for Repairs
By Cruise Property Management Tuesday, September 10, 2019
When you have something to repair, it’s common to get multiple estimates/quotes/bids. That’s what I did when I had to replace HVAC in my own home in the past. The cost differed drastically from less than $5,000 to more than $10,000. It would sound crazy then to just p...
By Cruise Property Management Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Reading the title, you might be thinking, “You got to be kidding. With all the money I have been paying to you, you are going to charge me just to change a light bulb?” My answer to that is, “Yes, absolutely, and it’s very expensive.” We all kno...
By Cruise Property Management Tuesday, June 25, 2019
I mentioned in the past that placing good tenants is one of the most important jobs any property managers can do. Done right, it’ll save the owner a lot of money. But the opposite is true also. Done wrong, it’ll be a disaster.Short of life changes after placing tenant...
By Cruise Property Management Wednesday, June 19, 2019
In the previous blog, I wrote about one of the most important jobs any property manager can do, which is to find good tenants. This will prevent you from having a lot of headaches. In it, I wrote about 5 criteria to consider. But there’s one more important thing you need to...
The most important job property managers do - Tenant placement Part 1
By Cruise Property Management Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I wrote about “What Property Managers Do” in the past. There are more than 60 things I do, but some are more important than the others. So what is the most important jobs that property managers do? I think it is choosing the right tenants. Once that is taken care of, ...
4 Things to Know Before You Hire a Property Management Company
By Cruise Property Management Tuesday, May 7, 2019
There is this great blog by Landlord Source called “What to Expect from Your Property Management Company.” You can read it here. Hiring a property manager is a little different than managing your own properties.Make sure you know the responsibilities of the manager. T...