Essentials of Property Management

Why Essentials of Property Management?

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® and the Community Investment Corporation are co-sponsoring this two-day program with a special pricing of $119. The most cost-effective way to preserve residential properties is through proper management and preventive maintenance techniques. This program helps building owners and managers be more effective at their jobs. Additionally, it will help foster ethical and legal practices in residential property management.

The two-day Essentials of Property Management Training will cover:

  • Marketing and Tenant Selection – Learn the basics necessary to prepare, advertise, show and lease-up vacant residential property. We’ll discuss how to qualify an applicant and perform a background check, including credit history and previous landlord history.
  • Routine and Preventive Maintenance – Learn how to develop the systems necessary to provide routine and on-going preventive maintenance for a building and its systems. Choosing a contractor will also be discussed.
  • Fair Housing Laws – Learn Fair Housing laws and other information to ensure compliance.
  • Eviction Laws – Learn everything from preparation of the “Notice to Terminate” to “What to Expect When You Go to Court,” including lease violations and grounds for evictions.
  • Nuisance Abatement – Learn the laws covering illegal activity (drugs, gangs, prostitution) within and around the residential property and how they affect the owner and the renter.
  • Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance – The Tenant Bill of Rights and the Rules for Landlord and Tenant will be discussed.
  • The Ins and Outs of the Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) - This will cover real answers to common misconceptions about the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Rental Assistance Program.

Upcoming Courses

Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Tuition (includes 6 Hours Elective CE):
C.A.R. Members: $119 | Non-Members: $129
10.20.14 - 10.21.14 C.A.R. Central


Taft West
Taft West began his real estate career in the late 1970s as an assistant manager trainee at a high-rise market-rate development with 2,009 apartments near Lake Michigan. During his 25-year real estate career, Taft worked in various management assignments, including condominiums, affordable housing and public housing. He began taking his peers to visit schools in disadvantaged areas for “Career Days”, to share how their life experiences eventually shaped their careers. In 2001, Taft received his broker’s license and began working in Community Investment.


Register 2 ways:

  • Online (please choose from the dates above)
  • Register via fax: Print & Fax This Form
  • "The Essentials of Property Management certificate program is not affiliated with or endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®."


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