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build your team

In real estate investing, you hear about the importance of building your team to help you on your real estate journey. We often see investors put the wrong people on their team and that has a large opportunity cost for their progress early on. Working with the wrong people is never intentional, it just ends up being experimental for many.

Mark & Tom have been forming their teams for years and have changed out players as needed. To help other investors accelerate their growth, Mark & Tom want to share their network with the Straight Up Chicago Investor Community. Below is a group of potential team members you can reach out to see if they can be a good fit for your growing team. Remember someone on your team is only the right fit for you if it makes sense for your scenario so these options may not work for everyone.

Disclaimer: While we do believe in these vendors, they paid to be listed on our site. In addition, this is for informational purposes only and SUCI takes no responsibility for your work with any vendors on this page.

Lawyers

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Chance Badertscher

Click Here For More Info 847-241-1779
Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin, Legal practice on closings and entity creation for real estate investors.
Listen to Episode 222 Now

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Bibek Das

Click Here For More Info 773-859-1270
Real estate & business legal matters - real estate litigation & transactions, over 20 years
Listen to Episode 201 Now

Investment Minded Brokers

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Tom Shallcross

North and Northwest Side Specialists

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Mark Ainley

Suburban & South Side Specialist

Click Here How & Why You Should Work With Us

Conventional Lenders

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The Puleo Group
Chris Puleo

Click Here For More Info (630) 742-3198
Investor, House Hacking, 203k, and cash out for investors
Listen to Episode 219 Now

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Perry Farella

Click Here For More Info (773) 793-8803
20 years’ experience in creating customized renovation finance plans.
Listen to Episode 201 Now

Commercial Lenders

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Renovo Financial - Workman Lending Team

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Commercial Rehab & Permanent Financing for Investors
Listen to Episode 181 Now

Accountants

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Michael Procaccio II

Pro Financial Services Group Inc
Click Here For More Info 630-924-2400
The Real Estate Investors Accountant
Listen to Episode 198 Now

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Aaron Zimmerman

Click Here For More Info 847-205-4287
I help investors understand taxes
Listen to Episode 52 Now

architects

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Samuel Pavlovcik

Click Here For More Info 630-802-0897
Cost-effective plans for permits on residential remodeling & new construction projects in Chicago & Suburbs.
Listen to Episode 97 Now

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Prashanth Mahakali

Click Here For More Info 312-207-0501
Cost focused, creative architectural solutions for Building violations and investment properties.
Listen to Episode 21 Now

General Contractors

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Matthew Nosal

NEGC Remodeling
Click Here For More Info 708-475-2917
ChicagoLand general contractor with 15 years of construction experience. Real estate investor.
Listen to Episode 210 Now

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Quality Builders

Click Here For More Info 773-234-1611
Uniquely transforming the renovation process with trust, transparency, and General Contracting Technology
Listing to Episode 76 Now

Specialty Vendors

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Moovers Chicago

Click Here For More Info 872-260-6860
Professional Moving & Storage

Staging

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Kristine Eisenmann

Eisenmann Interiors
Click Here For More Info 630-947-6337
Enhancing the visual appeal and marketability of properties

Home Inspectors

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Echo Home Inspection Inc

Click Here For More Info 847-888-3931
Covers Everywhere in Chicago / Performed Over 50k Inspections

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RCI Inspections

Click Here For More Info 773-716-3560
Evidence-based insights through detailed, reader-friendly inspection reports, empowering you to make well-informed decisions on property purchases
Listen to Episode 265 now

Tax Contesting

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Paul Pusateri
Raila & Associates, P. C.

Click Here For More Info 312-587-9494
Raila helps reduce property taxes!

Insurance Agents

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Josh Steigelmann

Click Here For More Info 630-830-1329
Investment property specialists
Listen to Episode 191 Now

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Patrick Praxmarer

Click Here For More Info 847-271-5966
Construction, Real-Estate, Manufacturing

Cost Segregation

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Kevin Cawley - Cost Segregation Services, Inc.

Click Here For More Info 773-931-6498
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. I can help defer one of them

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Brenten Blakeman

Click Here For More Info 630-291-5070
brenten@tptm.cpa
Increase your cash flow and investment returns while remaining in compliance with the tax code all at the same time

Other Inspection Services

Property Condition Assessments / Moisture intrusion inspections / Energy loss audit inspections / Mechanical and HVAC inspections / Tenant and apartment inspections / Radon for Residential and Conds only / Renovation and construction phase inspections / Mold testing/ Air quality testing

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RCI Inspections

Click Here For More Info 773-716-3560
Evidence-based insights through detailed, reader-friendly inspection reports, empowering you to make well-informed decisions on property purchases
Listen to Episode 265 now

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