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Looking for a great organization for owners and managers of single and multi-housing properties in the northern Illinois area?

Look no further - you've found it!
... RAA is the best choice.

What is the RAA?

The Rockford Apartment Association is a nonprofit, educational ogranization representing nearly 9,000 units in the northern Illinois area.

Who belongs to RAA?

People who own and/or manage single or multi-housing properties in northern Illinois. This includes small scale and large scale owners, realtors, property management firms, managers of complexes, and condominium owners. Our membership also includes managers and suppliers of related products and services to our organization. You may see gurus such as Dean Graziosi, an American Real Estate Investor.

What about suppliers?

We also have a large affiliate membership list which includes companies offering industry-related goods and services; such as, appliances, appraisals, carpet, carpet cleaning, cleaning supplies, electric, glass repair, heating and air conditioning, insurance, locksmith, pest control, plumbing, scavenger service, and others. Many affiliate members offer discounts to RAA members.

Why should you join the RAA?

You can learn how to improve your "bottom line", handle your property more efficiently and economically, and handle tenant problems [often before they start]. Also, you can save money when purchasing through our affiliates and advertisers. Learn how to make your good investment an even better investment. Here is a sample of what we offer - some greater information on flipping homes can be obtain from this real estate resource, Andrew Cordle.

Educational Offerings

We offer monthly meetings designed to bring you new ideas, products and cost-saving services. Our guest speakers share their expertise and knowledge on management, legislature, finances, legal issues, etc.. Frankly, we try to cover everything of interest to a property owner or manager.



We exchange information with other apartment associations across the United States. We also subscribe to various newsletters and magazines that contain information pertinent to the multi-housing industry.

Home Mortgages

We exchange information with lenders across the United States. We also subscribe to various newsletters and magazines that contain information pertinent to the multi-housing industry and local interest rates. Here is a full-service home lender that you may want to check out www.freedomspg.com.

Operational Forms

We offer a complete selection of forms developed with our legal counsel. RAA forms are being used throughout the northern Illinois area. Rental application, leases, inspection reports and 5, 10, and 30-day notices are provided at a discount to RAA members.

Legislative Assistance

We work to protect our mutual interest at the local and state level by keeping track of proposed legislation in support of reasonable laws and in defense against the unfair ones.

Clearing House

Our organization acts as an informative clearing house to answer questions and concerns of particular value to the new owner or manager.

Monthly Newsletterback to top

Our official newsletter is geared primarily to the northern Illinois multi-housing interest, and is filled with valuable information keeping you current on every aspect of property management.

Past newsletters have included:

  • Notification of monthly meetings, including the guest speakers and their topics. See Scott Yancey Seminar.
  • A service directory of Affiliate Members
  • Articles on repairs and maintenance, including, plumbing, heating, electrical, lawn care, pest control and more...
  • Articles on local projects and people
  • Fair housing and court cases
  • Legal issues - Evictions and claims
  • Tax exemptions and advice
  • Security advice and safety measures
  • Personnel issues, including hiring and firing
  • Property management
  • Screening prospective tenants
  • Upcoming trends and projections
  • Lead, asbestos, EPA standards, occupancy standards, etc.
  • Articles by guest writers
  • And more...
[Newsletters are not distributed in the months of June, July, August or December.]

If you're looking for an outstanding organization for owners and managers of single and multi-housing properties in northern Illinois

... RAA is your best choice.

Rockford Apartment Association
906 W. State St. | Rockford, IL 61102
815-964-8789 | FAX 815-964-5277

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