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Tips and tricks for communicating with difficult tenants

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Raise your hand if you’ve heard this advice before: deal with it. But when it comes to difficult tenants, the best practice isn’t to “deal” with them. Positive tenant interaction comes when landlords communicate with their tough tenants. But it’s hard to communicate when I rent out my house in Chicago, you may think. Many property owners are emotionally tied to their properties, and it can be easy to view problems on a personal level. This can lead to hampered landlord/tenant relations. However, Real Property Chicago Edge helps you take a step back and approach your business venture objectively, not emotionally.


Consider these approaches to help you, and your renters, have a positive experience:


  • See yourself as a business owner, not a homeowner. If you’ve transitioned your beloved home to a rental unit, remember that your property is a business investment now.
  • Normal wear and tear happen. Even with careful tenants. Don’t be alarmed when your house doesn’t look the same inside in three, five, or ten years down the road.
  • Operate as a business. Do you intend to return and move back into the home later? Great, but you still need to remember you’re now running a business until you move back.
  • Don’t take things personally. Your tenants won’t attend to every little detail and landscaping need at your rental property. Instead of taking offense, enforce lease terms to ensure proper care.
  • Take some time for you. Renting out your home takes some getting used to. With the right mental adjustment, you can be successful, comfortable, and prepared for your business venture.


At Real Property Management Chicago Edge, our experts can help you stay objective and make smart decisions when renting property in Chicago. It takes a lot of work when you decide to say, “rent out my house in Chicago.” But working with our professional managers can help reduce the stress of renting. We assist in protecting you and your tenants as a professional, respectful, and non-emotional point of contact for both parties. After all, home is where the heart is.


Put our team, experience, and ethics to work for you.

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