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Apartment Savvy Chicago Reviews

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  1. "It's okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Agenta in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Leasing Agenta in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    They need to invest in more training for newer agents

    Cons

    no benefits for family or myself

    Advice to Management

    management plays favorites for leds


  2. "Disorganized Mess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The other leasing agents seemed to be good people that wanted to work hard, they just didnt have the tools to do the job well.

    Cons

    Management is awful, there is no training but they wanted you to pass the leasing agent exam. There is high turnover. The management companies don't seem to like employees from there. There are always issues with accessing the apartments. A lot of the listings they had were for really worn down places so they are hard to rent. The listings people saw on the site were not the ones we had in inventory. I ended up quitting after 2 months and they wouldn't pay me my final commission check because I quit the week before payday.

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff, send you managers to training, stop misrepresenting listings on the website.

  3. "Avoid at all costs!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apartment Savvy Chicago (More than a year)

    Pros

    - There are a FEW good people there
    - You can possibly make connections within Coldwell Banker to get out of "RE Savvy"

    Cons

    - Low Pay
    - No benefits
    - No room for promotions, raises, etc.
    - Cramped office with no space to work (they have a small cubicle within the Coldwell Banker building)
    - Owner is completely awful, plays favorites and yells at workers in front of staff and clients
    - Hard work goes completely unnoticed if you're not a favorite of the owner
    - Huge turnaround on employees - everyone leaves just as quickly as they came
    - Rebranded their name (formerly Apartment Savvy) in hopes their bad reputation could be forgotten
    - The "training" that they supposedly provide is non-existent for leasing agents. People who have never been in the real estate business before jump into this & have no idea what they're doing. There are no real managers to help you become successful. You're basically on your own once they hire you (and they will hire anyone because they are so desperate for employees).
    - Owner makes the admin harass people who have e-mailed, called, or previously stepped foot into their office. They will call and e-mail a person at least once a day for weeks if they haven't responded to them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect & give credit when credit is due. Provide PROPER training to your agents, not just 'advice' and 'tips'. Your untrained employees are the ones working hard so you can live in your high rise city apartment and never come into work.


  4. "Leasing Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apartment Savvy Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team of leasing agents.

    Cons

    Poor training for newer leasing agents!

    Advice to Management

    Needs to invest time in better training techniques for new hires/leasing agents.


  5. "Wow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - $10/Hour 35+ Hours in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - $10/Hour 35+ Hours in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Apartment Savvy Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Admins and agents are friendly. There is one manager without a power trip. The neighborhood is cool and they did offer a lunch break.

    Cons

    Lack of intercommunication.
    The office is laid out so the owner can have a look at what all employees are doing and will yell at admins while they're on the phone with potential clients.
    Managers and owner each give different instructions and yell at employees for doing what they are told.
    Racist jokes,
    What else can you say about a company that fires employees over the phone.
    No benefits and low pay

    Advice to Management

    When I asked about re-posting my position you should have been honest with me.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Apt Savvy Chicago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good if you're into real estate.

    Cons

    The owner is the absolute worst.


  7. "agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Teamed up with coldwell banker

    Cons

    Low pay, management is rude, unethical practices