The good thing about real estate rentals in Chicago is that there are many, many options. That said, you need to ask where to begin, where to go, and how to get the most bang for your buck. The answers to all these questions are simple. Use a qualified real estate company and Realtor! They have knowledge of the market, they work for you as compared to the landlord or leasing agents inside apartment buildings who seem like they are there for you, but really only have their best interest in mind, and there is no fee to the renter. That said, do ask some questions to make sure your agent is qualified such as how often they have rental clients, do they have referrals to contact, and have they rented lately themselves. Beyond that, put your trust in your Realtor and stick with them, because at the end of the day he or she will help you. You should also consider that the agent's time and knowledge and work is only compensated if you rent through them. Contact Anne at Chicago Real Estate Mall today to have them begin your search to locate your new place to call home in Chicago!