Honesty is the best policy when it comes to condo mgmnt. Unfortunately, abusing funds and disrespectful to owner rightful requests is the norm. If looking for a small mgmnt co to manage your bldg, do consider Helen and Dale.
Greetings all, I was read the reviews and did not expect them to be true. I lived at the Keeaumoku units that where managed by Marcie. Communication is key, During my stay everything was fine, residence wasn't being taken care, exterior was always dirty, they never cleaned adequately they just blew things away and hoped water would make it look clean. They tore down Great trees that provided so much shade in the evening, poor management decisions the list keeps going. Marcie was difficult to get a hold of. Email seem to work fairly well. We moved in the resident manager was just whipping down the unit and unit was messy i had to clean the entire unit before i moved in. The bathroom shower was awful mold everywhere, caulking over caulking to try to cover it up. took me months to clean. laundry mat steals your money, and its a hassle to work with the laundry company they hired. Unit was affordable so we put up with it. At the end, there was issues, Marcie avoided all of my responses, and she stole most of my security deposit. Very sad when landlords take advantage of you. she charged me for routine tasks that are landlords responsibility. From the looks of there corporation they need the money, they stole ours so they can continue to make money. To top it off the security deposit check was written with a miss-spelled last name. Afters years of paying your rent on time and you do your part, simply just dont expect anything back from these this realty management. Bad business should never be rewarded.
They sold us our rental. Great company. Way different than the main land. Our agent wasn't pushy and there was a team feel not a one man commissioned situation.
Please save yourself the stress and heartache of renting from this sham of a management company. All of the neighbors in the building in which I formerly rented an apartment from Urban Management Corp, also known as Urban Real Estate had lived in the same building for between 3- 12 years, not only peacefully, but as a community.Urban hired a new building manager to manage at 1710 Young Street who has the manners of a 6 year old on meth, has ZERO management experience, and is completely unprofessional. The manager (Ikaika, also known as Clifton), right off the bat, threatened several tenants, swore at them, told multiple people he could do whatever he wants as the property manager wants to f*** him, and told multiple tenants he would evict people so his friends could move into the building.The building manager also yelled at an 85 year old lady who lives alone in her apartment and is so sweet. He also tells the children in the building to "shut the f** up" and tells them he hates children.When the tenants started to complain to the property management company (Urban), the response was, "I don't believe any of you, you're all ganging up on him and getting together and making up lies. "Finally the harassment was so bad that two of the tenants had to take out TRO's on the building manager, for their own safety, thinking that at least this would grant them peace of mind.However, the response of the management company was to not only EVICT the tenants who filed TRO's but anyone who got subpoenaed to the hearing!! Three apartments in total, 7 people.God forbid anyone else should go through that again so I would strongly advise never to rent from this management company. Unless you like being harassed, and being punished for complaining, and don't value your sanity stay far, far away from Urban!!
I never knew John before I first called but I had seen his name around and in the real estate magazine. I spoke with several agents and went with John. He brought in a lot of buyers to my home and I was happy to watch him negotiate the deal in our best interest. No regrets hiring him! We highly recommend him to anyone interested in selling.
I am appreciative of how John handled the sale of my condo so professionally. I've been pleased with his attention to details throughout the entire process. I'm thrilled with not only the quick sale, but it was close to my asking price as well.
John was very easy to deal with while we looked for a home. We live in Portland at the moment, and John did a great job getting us familiar with the market and getting our needs matched up with the right listings. John is a long time realtor in Hawaii so he understands the market well. He coached us when it was time to make the offer and made us comfortable after the "sticker shock" we experienced with the local real estate. He made sure everything was taking care of during the closing process, even though we were so far a way on the mainland. We highly recommend John Keoni Welch for your Oahu real estate needs.
I'm a real estate agent in Seattle, and recently helped a client of mine relocate to Honolulu. I interviewed several realtors in the area and passed along two names. They chose John Keoni "hands down" and my experience with him confirms their confidence in their choice. He has been extremely responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable to me as well as my clients. He makes sure everything is taken care of. Without a doubt, I can recommend John Keoni and his company.
We have used John for several transactions in the area. I was grateful for his kind and determined nature. This being the home we planned to raise our family in, there were several special consideration that were important to us and John was very good about finding what we needed. HE has always been a pleasure to work with.
John helped me with my first home and I cant thank him enough for answering my questions and guiding me through this difficult and complicated process for the first time. I knew nothing of the local market and John helped a lot and continues to be great source of information. I will not hesitate to mention his name to anyone in need.