McLain Barbara Properties Inc
2715 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Fax Number: (760) 434-6483
Fax: (760) 434-6483
TollFree: (800) 628-3066
Barbara Mclain Properties
Specialties: Vacation Rentals, Furnished, Unfurnished
05/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
To Whom It May Concern,
I am a client of Barbara McLain Properties, and have been now for five years. The first year, Linda Ahn was not my rental agent. Things were pretty choppy.
The subsequent four years, however, with Linda at the helm, everything has run perfectly. I mean without a glitch. This may not seem like it's saying much but you must understand what kind of client I am: the worst. I change my mind every twenty seconds. I have a commitment problem. I am loud and obnoxious. I am late for everything. I forget stuff I am supposed to remember: appointments, codes, and even material things like keys. In short, I am a rental agent's nightmare.
If they have caller ID at Barbara McLain Properties, I am certain every agent goes running for the bathroom or the water cooler when they see it's me calling.
Not Linda Ahn. This woman has endured more hassles than I could possibly recount. Over the past four years I have dumped barrels full of marbles in her path, and she dances over them gracefully.
One year I switched properties three times in the three months leading up to the rental. Another year I forgot how much we paid three different times. before, during, and after the rental, and each time Linda got right back to me...again and without seeming annoyed. Last year I tortured Linda with regards to the cleaning fee and possible alternatives, an exchange which required three emails and four phone calls. Of course Linda was correct from the start, but she calmly and patiently went over things with me again and again until I finally understood. This year, I am actually too embarrassed to even reveal what I have done...but I have now done it FIVE times.
Linda replies to her emails within three hours, and usually within 30 minutes. She is as detailed as she needs to be with her answers, but never moreso. She understands that people's time is precious and won't ever waste it. She also seems to understand that ""Pobody's Nerfect."" Linda has never made me feel bad or guilty for any of my shortcomings. She is never passive-aggressive and ...even though I know that deep inside she must be... she never sounds annoyed or put off by my requests or objections.
I plan on not only working with Linda Ahn myself for the next several decades but have also recommended her to all my friends looking for superior rental agent service in the area.
04/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We have rented a long term vacation rental for one year through Barbara Mclain Properties, and I being dealing with Linda Ahn from day one, she has being very helpful with us for our entire stay. We are very happy and will come back in the near future.
04/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We have rented vacation rental homes on a longer term (4 mos) basis for the last 2 years through Barbara McLain Properties. Linda Ahn is the rep that helps us and she has consistently represented the company with great enthusiasm. We have many criteria for Linda to contend with, including a 70lb dog and privacy and space needs, and proximity to the beach within our price range. Linda has done a fantastic job for us each year. She is quick to respond to any questions we might have both before and after we arrive. And is happy to work with us via phone or email depending on our needs at any given time. We make arrangements with her from out of state and Linda takes over making our transition here easy. We appreciate her immensely. And we like that the office is conveniently located. Linda Ahn is a serious asset to Barbara McLain Properties.
Barbara McLain Properties has been our residential property manager for 4 years as we travel around the USA in our RV. They came highly recommended by friends with years of experience.
When you are not around to take care of the details you worry they will not be done. That has never been a problem. Tammy Costa has always been responsive to my requests and ahead of me by identifying potential problems.
Now I can say 'Highly recommended'.
As an owner, I have used Barbara McLain Properties for several years. I have been very pleased with their service. Not only are they very professional, but they always try to add a personal touch such as sending a yearly Chrismas card with a signature from the whole staff. If something needs to be fixed, they get right on it. I would recommend them to owners and renters alike.
04/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We have used Linda Ahn at Barbara McLain Properties for the last two years. The first year, the property we had chosen for the following fall was sold during the summer so we had to chose another property. Linda was very helpful in giving us a number of suitable options and we ended up in another unit that was very satisfactory. We used LInda again to find us a property for next year. She was very helpful showing us through a number of properties. We would definitely use LInda again for another rental.
04/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
When looking for a Property Manager for my house in Carlsbad I chose Barbara McLain Properties due to their fantastic word of mouth reviews. It has been 5 years and they have never let me down? Besides being an owner I have also used them to find rentals for me when my property is occupied. Linda Ahn and Lisa Fore have always come through.
They contuinue to work with me in order to get families into my rental house by offering their knowledge of the local market whether it be added ammenities that my house needed for renters or fair market pricing to make it a win/win for both me and the potential renters. Frankly, they are the best! If you are looking to rent or are an owner that needs a property management co. these are the folks you want to work with!
04/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We've been vacationing in Oceanside every year for nearly 30 years. Our experience was somewhat ambivelent until we found Barbara Mclain about 10 years ago. Its an understatement to say they are fabulous! Courteous, resourceful, responsive and professional! Anyone who finds them wanting clearly has their own emotional/mental problems! Honestly, I can't possibly see how they can be any better! Linda represents them and me well!
04/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Barbara Mclain properties has been our property manager for 10 years. They have done a great job of mananging our property and ensuring our guests have a great experience. Linda Ahn the Vacation Rental Manager is very detail oriented and always follows up on any requests, no matter how much time or effort they take. Linda Ahn, Lisa the owner and the Barbara McClain team have always been dedicated to giving every customer a great experience!
04/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have rented a summer vacation and Thanksgiving week rental from Barbara McLain Properties for the past 2 years.My rental agent has been Linda Ahn. She has been very helpful in finding the right rental on the ocean front for my growing family. We have been very pleased with the service this company has provided, and look forward to using them in the future.
I have rented a summer vacation rental from Barbara McLain Properties for the past 3 years. Linda Ahn is my rental agent. Linda has been incredible! She is friendly, knowledgeable and extremely supportive. When I was looking for my first rental near the Del Mar race track, through VRBO, I found a rental that looked to be perfect. When I emailed my interest, I was contacted by Linda Ahn. She told me that the owners had the rental listed on VRBO but were using McClain properties to try to sell it. Just my luck, it had been sold and was no longer available. I was truly disappointed but then Linda offered to look around for other properties for me. She found 6 other properties from Encinitas to Del Mar for me to check out. The one that I fell in love with was too expensive. I told Linda thanks for her help but the only one that would work was out of my price range. She asked me what I hoped to pay, called the owner and called me back to say the owner agreed to the price that I wanted to pay! I cannot tell you how thrilled I was and AM! My husband and I have been able to rent this location for 3 years in a row and hope to continue to do so.
Throughout all these rental years, whenever there have been any questions about our rental, a call to the McClain office results in the question(s) answered immediately, even if Linda is not in the office that day!
Since my experiences with Linda Ahn and the McClain properties have been so positive, I have had friends and relatives find rentals that they have been very happy with. My mother-in-law, who owns condos in San Diego and rents them, now uses Barbara McClain Properties for her rental management.
I can't say enough about the professionalism this office beams with. To combine this professionalism with the personal touches of emails to make sure all is good, the always smiling faces at the office, a card at Christmas! and the constant effort to make sure I am happy makes me feel very lucky that I found Linda Ahn and McClain Properties. Looking forward to another awesome summer at our rental!!!
We have rented a summer rentals from Barbara McLain Properties for over 10 years. They have always been so pleasant to work with. We have rented a couple different homes from them until we found the rental we have been in the last 5 years that we love so much! They are always extremely accommodating and when a maintenance problem ever arises they do their best to get it taken care of right away. Unlike the previous comment below I understand that as a property manager's these poor people are merely stuck in the middle trying to keep everyone happy to the best of their ability and some folks no matter what you do are just impossible to make happy. However, they have always been a great company to work with and I will continue to use them as long as I am able to make it to California for my summer vacations.
11/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We used Barbara McLain Properties to book our family Holiday, and reserved a property in *July* for the week of Christmas. We spent thousands of dollars on airfare, arranged our first Christmas together in 10 years with my ailing parents, only to be told a few weeks before the Holiday that ""the owners decided to pull the property, and sorry, not our fault"". They took zero responsibility and have not been helpful in the least. It has been obvious they could care less that my family has been left with no place to stay - DO NOT USE and if you must, REVIEW THE FINE PRINT. We are devastated, have no property to come to, and arrive in a few weeks. Some Holiday, and some company. We are doing our best to warn as many potential customers as possible.