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We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
Hello! We rented from this company for 3 years! House was great, and we even received not one BUT two letters on how thankful they were on how clean we kept the house. On year 3 of renting was the downfall. First it started with a maintenance person coming in our house with not talking to my husband or myself, and my 13 year old daughter was home alone that day due to being sick. No mother or father wants a stranger (as you never know who is coming to fix your things) to show up when your kids are home alone. She knows to not answer the door, but they had a key. It slowly trickled to things like the dishwasher just needing to be replaced, which long of the short we had no dishwasher from November 2014-to when we moved out in July 2015. The house always needed to new roof, and thus by the time we moved out water damage had begun to happen in the kitchen. I cleaned before we moved out, however they charged us for ridiculous things. Keep in mind we DID get some of our deposit back, however they charged for painting and carpeting cleaning and talked about "nicks" in the wall. Well after 3 years one there will be some, and 2 you have to do that anyway once a person moves out. They charged labor and money for 2 light bulbs I didn't even know where out, and charged for cleaning up the back yard, which I have NO clue what this means as out back yard was spotless. We still talk to the neighbors and they stated that there was some tree trimming being done HOWEVER nowhere in our lease did it say we needed to trim trees. I think these people are in over there heads. At the beginning of July 2015 we received a letter stating the house was to be sold on the court house steps for back taxes in the amount of $15,000. That same day a "notice" of such was put on a stake in our yard. I called and was notified that they were taking care of this, however on the 31st of July it STILL wasn't taken care of. The next day I got a call from Benchmark asking if we wanted to buy the house. Knowing what was wrong with it, and how much they wanted for it vs. how much they paid for it there was no way! It is sitting on the market today. The first two years weren't bad, however by year three I don't think it helped that the house had things that needed to be fixed before we moved it and unfortunately a nice home was ruined due to things like a new roof, new dishwasher, as most people know when you begin to have water damage that is unfixed this get ruined. I don't appreciate being charged for things they are trying to fix now to make the house better to sell when it always should have been fixed!
I'll be honest: I am both the manager here AND a resident of Devling Place, so let me give an honest review from both sides. As a resident: I live in a townhome (a middle unit) that is 3 stories with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. What I like about it is that the master bedroom is REALLY big with a great walk in closet. The dining room is separate from the living room and there's a good amount of natural light. I also love that the basement has high ceilings and is usable space instead of being scary and wasted. My favorite thing, however, is that my utilities are low. I have a family of 4 and we use all 3 levels regularly. I know for a fact that you can be conservative and save money. What I don't like about it is that the master bedroom has a shared bath. It's usually not a problem, but sometimes I'm a counter-top hog with my makeup and I don't want to have to pick it up. That's more me being lazy than anything. The other downside is that the majority of the townhomes don't have fenced yards so I have to walk my dog on a leash. Again, it's just me being lazy, but it's still a preference. I also wished that the two smaller bedrooms were just a tiny bit bigger, or at least 1 of them. These two smaller rooms are not meant for bulky furniture, so store that queen sleigh bed and just use a frame and simple headboard. As the manager: I'm blown away by how much of a community this place is. I got calls all winter long from one resident or another saying how awesome their neighbors were for scraping snow/ice off of their car. Or how they watch out for your home when you are out of town. For my resident's sake, I wish I had more amenities for them. Right now we have a new courtyard going in, but we don't have a fitness center or playground. Our community is just a little too small for those. I can also say that I'm pleased with how quiet our community stays. Our apartments don't share walls with anyone, so there's no side-to-side noise. I also like that our community has big dogs. I think they get a bad rap allot of times, and I'm pleased to be a part of a place that sees past that. Overall, I am very happy here. I, as a resident, feel safe here. As the landlord, I can't comment. I love knowing the people next to me by name and I love that I always have a good place to park. If you have more questions, call me, or better yet, TEXT ME! I run the office alone, so phone calls are sometimes hard to return if I am really busy. Thanks for stopping by :)
So far so good our rental with benchmark has been enjoyable. Rachel is who we deal with and she is so kind and helped us out a lot. Our move was last minute and she really took an extra step in getting us into a really nice place. Here are some things I can say from my experience with benchmark. Unlike most and other rental companies the houses at benchmark are updated and remodeled I will say about 80% of the properties. Properties that are not from what I've seen they will get them fixed up for u in time for ur move in. So the ups are really nice homes they even work with you if ur credit isn't that greAt when most place will just turn u away. The only problem I have is that one time I had a maintenance issue and the maintenance person came to fix the issue but after doing so walked threw the house which I knw cause bedroom doors were open that I left closed and he wrote up a report saying the stove and fridge wasn't clean" not cool! There needs to be some kind of respect of privacy in these matters. I'm a very very clean person but even the most cleanliness ppl may have a few things out of place sometimes ex specially with 3kids. They do inspections on the property every 3-4 months I think which I feel is to much. But I totally understand coming out one time to check things out because the owner really does put a lot of money into the properties from what I see! So would I rent from them again? From my experience absolutely" will I recommend u rent from benchmark? Absolutely. My stay has been enjoyable and Rachel is so awesome! So like I said in the beginning, "so far so good"
1 year ago I was planning on moving back to the KC area after having lived in California for 20 years. Needless to say, it was a very huge endeavor and I was really overwhelmed with how to find a rental. My father met with JR from Benchmark, once I found an ad for a rental in Blue Springs that looked really great. My dad had a great experience with meeting with JR and seeing the property. They worked out all the paperwork and dealt with me mainly by email, which was very convenient. The house was in good condition inside, except not as clean as I expected. The major complaint I have is the lawn. TONS of weeds and dirt, no grass, dead bushes and they weren't willing to do anything about it to make it better. The work orders I've placed in the last year were all dealt with in a timely manner with really great maintenance guys! The house has been a nice fit for me, but I won't be extending my lease since I'm buying a house in Lee's Summit. One other complaint I have is that when I asked if I could possibly do a month to month lease, once my year was up, due to me trying to find a home to buy, they told me no. I've been an excellent tenant for Benchmark (they stopped doing the quarterly check ups because the house is always in perfect condition) and I was sincerely disappointed that they wouldn't consider making an exception for a tenant that has taken great care of their property. I would recommend them to others.
I have rented from benchmark for two years and I rented two different houses from them. The first one I lI've in smelled like animals but once I complained and told the I wasn't going to deal with it they came right over to fixed the problem. I had problems with the heater and they came right over and fixed it. I lI've in a area that wasn't to safe and my house got broken into, my rent money was stolen and I was going to be late with the rent, well the worked with me and didn't charge me late fee. Well my car got broken into a coup le month later and talk to Rachel told her we need to move, she talked to the owner got us out of that house 2 months before our lease was up. When we moved into the new property, it was clean and had new carpet. They gave us all the deposit and the pet deposit back. Any time we have a issue with anything they are over with in a day or two. We have referee two people there to rent from them and the gave us referral bonus. I love this rental place. U take care of there home and pay your rent they will take care of you. I like to deal with Rachel and Craig when I needed anything they are very helpful
The management and owners of Clear View Apartments strive to provide best in class customer service and homes for our residents. Clear View is in the process of going through many visible changes with the intent of improving the community for our residents. Some projects have already begun, such as improved landscaping, concrete, and parking lot repairs. Additional future projects include energy efficient improvements and interior upgrading. Management is committed to doing whatever it takes to provide a safe community for our residents and guests and has taken steps to accomplish this including working closely with police, as well as looking into the most effective security options to deter crime from taking place within our community. Management is also working with central patrol officers to be certified as a Crime Free Multi-family Housing Community. We intend to have certification completed by the end of the summer. We take pride in our property, our services, and strive to exceed our residents’ expectations each and every day.
I relocated 2000 miles from the west coast to the Kansas City area at the beginning of the month(November). Relocating my wife and children and all of our stuff was quite the chore. I viewed numerous properties and spoke with quite a few Reality professionals on trying to find a good home in a good area. Benchmark stood head and shoulders above the rest. Their properties were consistently clean, updated/upgraded and well kept. Benchmark's level of customer service was second to none. JR Scott was fantastic to work with. JR gave great direction and was extremely helpful in finding us the right house. Rachael was no less than awesome helping us get everything squared away and in order, making our move and transition smooth and seamless. Rachael is courteous and fantastic to work with. Benchmark and their team of professionals are second to no one when it comes to customer service and quality of product. Absolutely satisfied.
I have a lot to say about my experience with Benchmark. i have reads the various negative reviews provided, and I must say the people they describe in the reviews, I have never seen before. Lee has always been very respectful and a great help on every issue I submitted. Nick was a great leasing agent for me. I love Rachael, so the people that is described in these negative reviews against the company, i am not familiar with. I have been a tenant for almost two years and every maintenance request is taken care of withing 24 to 48 hours after I had submitted it. I had almost one bad experience with Benchmark and by the time I arrived at the office the issue was rectified and I left satisfied that my issue was handled and handled very professionally on Benchmark side. I give you guys a 5.
These are nice apartments. They are close to all the best parts of Kansas City. I love the contrast of the black doors and cabinets. They do not have microwaves like some of the ads say and the window unit ac is not shown in the pictures. The hardware in the bathroom is not very expensive but because this building was purchased by the current owners only a year ago and then renovated everything in the apartment is brand new. Apartments like this go for twice as much if they are in a trendy area like Westport, Downtown, Plaza, and such, but if you live here you can get a nice affordable apartment and still get to all of those places in just minutes. You can get your groceries from the 24/7 Westport Sunfresh and have lunch at near by Jericho or great beer and wurst at Haus.
Hello I am new to Benchmark Properties LLC so far everything has been smooth sailing from here. I contacted Rachel with BenchMark she met me was very understanding to my schedule. She showed me several houses before I made my desecion. I am very pleased with the house I have chose its perfect for me and the kids. I love the neighbors they have made me feel warm, and plus I needed something taken care of the first day called the owner and they came out with in 30 minutes. Very impressed I have since then referred two of my friends to rent from BenchMark and they are already looking. Just thought others would want to know, how I was pleased and very happy. Will continue to be with BenchMark Properties Thanks, The Urbay Family