I lived at a Tsintolas Realty property in Cleveland Park for about three years. Excellent location and super close to the metro. There are eight apartments consisting of either one or two bedrooms with one bath, and all have beautiful hardwood floors and plenty of character. Considering that Cleveland Park is surrounded by the million dollar homes of Washington’s elite, the apartments are very competitively priced. My experience with Mr Tsintolas has always been positive and professional; it’s obvious that he and his team take pride in the property. The furnace was always adjusted when the weather turned cold and the flat was always kept at a comfortable temperature. In the rare occasions when I experienced random problems that would impact any building (leaks, water pressure, etc), Steve or his someone from his staff would make every effort to fix the problem immediately – even on the weekends. Equally important, I never saw any rodents or insects during my time. When I decided to move out, I gave Steve about six weeks notice. The day before I was scheduled to leave, I did a final walk-through with Mr Tstintolas and returned the keys. Note that the place had normal wear and tear, but I spent the previous weekend scrubbing and shining every corner to make the place as nice as when I moved in. Less than a week later, Tsintolas Realty sent my full security deposit to my new address. Tsintolas Realty is a top notch boutique property management establishment and potential renters should have no qualms about engaging with this company.
801 D Street NEWashington, DC 20002
3 years ago I moved into an apartment in Takoma Park managed by Tsintolas Realty to attend Law School. Having experienced nothing but professional service from Tsintolas, I was shocked to read the vicious reviews posted on this site by - Arthur Wohl in Van Buren, AR. I know this former tenant. I wouldn't trust or believe anything he posts. Arthur and his wife lived on my floor. They were constantly arguing. She would come to our apartments to get away from him. After one incident his wife and child were so scared she had him arrested and banned from the building. His wife had all the tenants notified not to allow him access into the building pursuant to the court order. All this information including a recent $7,000+ court judgment in favor of the landlord is available from the local police department or by viewing the local court record website (http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us). I understand he had some of the domestic violence information scrubbed from the site after he begged his wife to take him back. The whole building celebrated when Arthur moved, and are so glad he is gone, even though he tore up the fence and the street signs on his way out - which I photographed from my window. Why would any business return his deposit back?
Although there are some bad reviews out there about Tsintolas Realty Co, the company is really fantastic! There is always going to be some disgruntled tenant that trashes the place, then blames the landlord. Ignore those reviews. I rented from Steve Tsintolas from 2010-2011. I would have loved to continue to rent from him, but I had to move due to a better job offer. The apartment I rented was clean, nice, and well-maintained. If I ever had a question or request, Steve was responsive, easy to reach, and willing to help. The only problem I ever had was with a loose light in the bathroom- Steve got that fixed within 4 hours of my call. Steve obviously takes pride in his business because he does everything he can to ensure that his tenants are happy and comfortable. Although it seems minimal, Steve sent me a Christmas card over Christmas. It just shows that he cares and tries to be the best landlord possible. I've lived in 4 apartments in 4 years. I've found that people usually treat renters pretty badly, but not Steve. He was the best landlord you could ask for. If you have the opportunity to rent from Tsintolas, you should. You're not going to get such great service and respect from anyone else in DC.