Berry Realty Co.
1513 Oak Grove Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Specialties: Houses, Residential Property, Homes, Estates
DO NOT RENT FROM THESE CROOKS!!! They will try to squeeze every penny out of you before you end your lease. They use misleading verbiage in their contract and then say "well you're the one who signed it". We had read the horrible reviews from other renters, but chose to ignore them because we loved the house so much. We THOUGHT we were being careful about the contract, but unless you're an actual lawyer, they will always have you beat. So please, do not ignore the reviews and continue to let them run their business this way. They are superficially friendly in the beginning (as another poster mentioned) but in the end, it's a totally different side that you will see.
04/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I found ourselves in a real dilemma with our home mortgage company and facing some very hard decisions. We called a couple of real estate companies looking for advice. The first company we contacted (I will leave nameless) only cared about how much they were going to get paid and told us that times were tough but we had to cut our loses or just walk away - everyone was doing it. Then a friend at work told us about her real estate company that was doing a renovation on her home, (Berry does all kinds of real estate), and they had been in business in Atlanta for years. Ralph came out to the house, took all the time we needed to help us understand the process, was very patient, listed our home on the market, and even prayed over us and the house. In no more than 47 days from when he came to our home, we had a sale on our home and he even found us a place to rent. He says that's why he always prays for first. Either way, we are sold on Berry Realty forever. Give them a call - they care.
11/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Last May we shifted the listing, plus the major renovations needed to sell our Atlanta home over to Holly. We were amazed at the way she and her team delivered what they had promised, ""on time and under budget."" She said we could trust her ""long distance"", and she delivered as promised. Plus followed through with an incredible offer, and closed in under 90 days.
Then, with the rains that came in Atlanta the drama of dealing with water in the re-carpeted basement; the bank refused to release the loan at the very last minute pending yet further inspections-it became an emotional roller coaster. Every time we thought the situation was under control, something else threatened to derail the whole process. And through it all, there was Holly, pro-actively taking care of us and our interest. She never accepts ""no,"" for an answer, and she stayed in the conversation, reaching higher up the corporate chain in order to find the person with the authority to act reasonably and allow the closing to proceed, even though this should have been the other agent's responsibility.
Through it all, Holly was amazing, understandings from years of experience, and her habit of paying attention to details and following through. A lovely lady, she can be tough and ""in your face"" if that's what is needed, but never offensive, always professional. We trusted her sense of when to say what, and she was never wrong.
Happily Celebrating in California!
02/24/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I switched to Berry Realty in 2006. Their office has more turnover than a Krispy Creme assembly line. It was horrible to continually have to reintroduce my house, remind of all the agreements we have, etc.
Recently, Berry resigned a tenant into my property. This tenant broke their lease two months later. Now, my property needs a repaint and some minor repairs. Berry bid it out for nearly $2700, but my regular housebuilder/painter could do it for $1800. I wanted to use my guy, but Berry said it was either use their people or find a new rental company. That is called extortion.
Berry also takes an additional percentage when contracting their personal vendors to repair my property. Say the bill is $2700 from their vendor, then Berry gets and additional 10% from me for booking their own vendor. Who's to say they aren't just going with the highest bid for this kickback? And who's to say they aren't getting a kickback from the vendor?
It's a very shady business. I offered as the home owner to complete all the repairs myself, and they said ""no."" They said again either I used them and their rates or I had to leave.
They never sent my resigned contract after I repeated emailed and asked for it. They still owe me money and we have collections to deal with regarding my tenant they signed who broke their lease. They finally sent me photos of my house and how it was doing, as they were to do yearly, after nearly 4 months of asking. It would be horrible if they did not complete their business with me in a timely, professional and honest fashion.
I would never recommend this company to anyone.