RENT Magazine Q1 '22

Do you find it’s important for investors to use realtors or do their own research first? Well, it’s so location based. You can do the research yourself, but it takes a lot of Google searching if you don’t have access to the MLS. I can also see where the area is moving to. For example, where I live, they’ve approved the construction of a new higher end large apartment complex in what we consider our suburban downtown area. We also have nice duplexes and fourplexes that run parallel to the train tracks on the north side of our town that would be awesome investments moving forward. Single-family rentals in our area are also a good choice. A typical single-family home rents for $2,500-$2,800/ month and for a higher-end 4 bedroom, 2 bath, you can easily get $3,000/month with a purchase price in the mid- $300s. What’s your favorite thing about baseball and what’s your favorite part of real estate? Growing up, I liked the team atmosphere and working together with a group of people for a common goal. Youth baseball is more about

having fun, but when you get into high school, you work to get that state championship. Then in college, you work to win your conference and then the regional bid to win the college world series. And if you get the opportunity to go farther, the goal is to eventually win the World Series. It’s that group effort and common drive for everyone to succeed and be the best they can be that I really love. In real estate my favorite part is being able to be myself. Because ultimately, the people who I’m working for need to trust that I’m going to do the best work, always make myself available, have prompt communication, and that I’m never going to leave them hanging with any questions. If I don’t know an answer, I will find it. Providing a high level of service is very important to me. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago? The overall city life, the atmosphere. Being in baseball, I spent a lot of time in the National League Central playing in Wrigley Field for the White Sox and the energy is definitely the biggest draw.

ROB SCAHILL Chicago Broker (630) 408-7844 Click below to connect with Rob:

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