06/05/2016
By: Shamia T.
Avesta Management
Avesta is A+ for our community. A big thank you to Avesta! The staff is polite, the service people they send out are timely and get the job done. Our finances are in good order. The Co-owners that are delinquent or don't follow the rules shouldn't be able to leave negative feedback. Avesta works hard for us and it shows-both in curb appeal/property values and the care for the buildings and roadways that have taken place!! We were left with a Successor Builder and Avesta really helped us.
05/26/2013
By: suzannemi8
Mutual Property Management
We are grateful for your assistance in renovating and leasing out our properties as fast as possible. We have more than 20 properties leased through Mutual and they have been extremely professional and competent in all facets of leasing and management. We value their skills as we are overseas and fully rely on them to find good renters and manage them well. We have had a very good experience with them and we would recommend them to any future home owner whether you have 1 or 20 properties.
07/04/2013
By: junery5
Mutual Property Management
I need to say that my experience with Mutual Property Management has been "REAL, PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL and EFFECTIVE". This business is focused on doing the right thing in a powerful and efficient, timely response time. The staff genuinely gets to know their clients and are concerned about the well being and the rights of the landowner. I would refer them in a heartbeat.
05/14/2013
By: virginiayo7
Mutual Property Management
Since the renters have moved into our house we have actually not thought much about it. Mutual has done a marvelous job with the property. We're happy with the way that the plumbing issue was handled, and with the service that people have received every time we have called. Keep up the good work. It is extremely nice to not have to worry about our largest investment!
09/03/2013
By: josephinegee275
Mutual Property Management
I have found Mutual Property Management to be efficient and effective, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone needing such a service. I am sure the person I have had the most dealings with now, Sarah Brann, has frequently gone out of her way, to be especially helpful and friendly, and that is really appreciated.
05/19/2017
By: Mor D.
Avesta Management
Avesta is awesome, honest and genuine. Avesta brought our community out of the red. We're well into the black. Our landscaping looks great and real people answer the phones and can help you. You don't hear.......someone will call you back....or someone from Texas will call you back. Keep up the great work Avesta!
07/13/2013
By: pattich4
Mutual Property Management
I think the experience has been a really great one and we appreciate you being there to deal with business and look after the place. We couldn't have done it without you. I believe the MPM portal site postings as well as the monthly accounting statements are terrific. We really appreciate all the support.
05/03/2013
By: peggyco3
Mutual Property Management
I just moved to Michigan and being new to the region, I did not know how to begin to find a place to live. I called Mutual Property Management for assistance. They were patient, helpful and made the whole rental procedure simple and stress free. I really like my new place!
03/13/2015
By: Emily B.
Marcus Management
For over 30 years, Marcus Mgt. has serviced our co-op and I would keep them around for another 30 years if it was up to me. Pleasant staff who are always ready to help.!
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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