Landlords: Rent A Home

Chicago Real Estate Artists is committed to helping landlords safely, and easily, rent out their homes for the highest returns. Our leasing services are offer on an exclusive agency basis, but with the commitment on our part to simultaneously market the home to potential tenants, but also Realtors working with tenants with whom we pay a co-op broker fee. This approach provides landlords with a single point of contact for handling the entire process from initial consultation to lease signing. Our exclusive brokerage services are at the customary fee of one month’s rental for a 12 month lease, 1.5 month’s rental for a 24 month lease. This includes:

Tenant location

  • A co-broker commission (a share of our fee is paid to a co-operating broker should one be involved in the transaction)
  • Professional quality, enhanced wide angle photography
  • A complete MLS listing
  • A comprehensive online marketing campaign including Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, Hotpads, Postlets, Rentjuice, Domu etc.

Tenant screening

  • Credit and criminal background checks powered by Transunion
  • Our full application provides landlords with tools to check rental history and income verification
  • Asset verification when required
  • Assisting with managing additinal co-signers when required

Lease signing

Chicago is a very tenant friendly city which easily penalizes landlords. We offer guidance to you to help you stay in compliance with the Chicago RLTO. This includes making you aware of provisions requiring you do not commingle security deposits, ensuring you are aware of the interest that must be paid on security deposits and ensuring your lease includes the necessary bank information for where the deposits are held. Chicago leases require a heat disclosure and we order one from your utilty company to help you stay in compliance with this.

Tenant Check in

We attend the tenant check-in with you and help you document any property damage noticed on the day of check-in adne ensure the lease starts off positively for everyone.

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