We continue to get intercom calls even though we moved out 9 months ago and asked them to delete our number. Crazy, cuz it never worked when we lived there! They keep ignoring our request to remove our #. This, and many other reasons, is why I am writing this review, I don't want anyone else to suffer.In the 4.5 years I lived here, they hiked the rent twice and had 4 different managers.Positive Points:-New kitchen, floors, bedroom carpet-Secure parking (although bikes were stolen)-Pet friendly-Returned our deposit in a timely manner after moving outNegative Points:-Old bathroom needed many repairs-Repair calls take many months before fixed-One of two washing machines was broken most of the time-Bad seal on front door - you can hear everything clearly outside-Olympic so noisy-Door directory always broken-Repairmen don't always speak English (Google Translate ftw)-Repairmen rude (one cleared the clogged tub and took pictures of the gross mass he removed and called his buddy to tell him about it)-Repairmen can be inept - they cut a huge hole in the bedroom wall to fix another tub problem and they never fixed the wall. We told the management and just taped up the removed drywall with painters tape and they never fixed it to the day we moved out.-The internet is unstable because of "noisy lines" - needed cable repairman 3x-They rented us a fridge for $20/month. This fridge was so old, and must have been left behind from previous tenants. It was noisy and didn't keep things cold. We bought our own fridge and the management made us dispose of their fridge while continuing to charge us $20/month. I'd like to say it was easy to get back the money they accidentally overcharged us, but it wasn't.Note for pet owners: there are fleas in this neighborhood. We always used Frontline and flea baths to take care of our pooch, but apparently not everyone else does.
I'm not related to my agent or anyone from that office. Nor my agent asked me to write a review, because I don't think he cares either way. I just moved into my house in Silver Lake. The house was a short sale, and as you know, it wasn't short at all. It took a year. As a matter of fact, I had just finished all the inspections for another house when he called and let me know that the house I saw a year ago came through. Some agent might not do that because it was only a couple of weeks away before he could get paid. BUT my agent knew how much I liked that house (more than the one I was in escrow with) so he told me. He is one of the few agents with integrity. And patience. Well, I looked at 100s of houses. He put together offer letters about a dozen times. I'm not an easy person to deal with either, but he put up with me too. We are only human, so a couple of times during the past year, we kinda got irritated with each other. However, even after a year he was honest and helpful. I think that's amazing. I totally recommend him. His name is Tom Inatomi.
When we found Flat Rate LA Real Estate -- we knew we hit the jackpot. So I made an appointment with Flat Rate LA Real Estate and met Natalya. Not only did we instantly love her personality -- we were immediately impressed by her drive to fight to get us the best deal and protect our best interests. Her level of expertise in the home selling process cannot be matched. She is someone you can trust and have confidence that she will do always the best for you. Natalya is very enthusiastic, caring, loves her job, is very trustworthy, and was always available when we had questions. It was such a refreshing feeling to know she was our line of defense against some of the headaches that can come with the exciting but -- let's face it -- at times, stressful -- part of the real estate process .With Flat Rate LA Real Estate we saved so much money!! Incredible, would highly recommend!
I would VERY highly recommend Flat Rate LA Real Estate to everyone! I had a great experience, they really deliver. I will never use another agent again! Natalya was prompt to respond to my requests for information and provided a GREAT value. She was there every step of the way and on top of every issue with no delays. She took so much stress off me from knowing how to handle every detail. Flat Rate LA Real Estate truly cared about getting me to closing with the best price, and my personal best interest was always first. Natalya was ethical, knowledgeable and professional at every turn. And I walked away with nearly $30,000 more than what all real estate agents had told me I would get for it plus I saved more than $22,000 in real estate commissions. The bottom line, Flat Rate LA Real Estate deliver on what's promised!
Flat Rate LA Real Estate has proven to me that flat rate commission system can perform well. Natalya made selling our condo easy and it only took about 18 days from the day it was listed! We sold it for exactly what she predicted on day one, so she knew the market well. She was very available whenever I need to contact her, by phone, text, or email. The photographer took very professional photos and Natalya got it on the market immediately! She with our permission showed the home and we had a quick sale and the act of sale went very smooth. She is ultimate professional, but also a nice lady who did a great job for us. We saved more than $14,000 and I would highly recommend Flat Rate LA Real Estate to anyone who is willing to sell their home with the best service and save thousands!
We had the pleasure of working with Flat Rate LA Real Estate and Natalya .It was phenomenal!!! Natalya was very attentive to our needs, helpful, diligent, and most of all she is a trustworthy broker who can be relied upon in every instance. We had two open houses and Natalya worked around our schedule and showed our house in the evenings and weekends. Her expert guidance was a gift during the entire home selling process. She excels at communication, and took the time to listen and respond to our needs. And in the end we saved more than $10,000 because we paid just $4700 for the listing service. This company seems to be interested in helping consumers save money and in keeping the real estate industry honest. I would recommend Flat Rate LA Real Estate to everyone.