Take a look at the properties they managed and you decide for yourself.As a owner it makes it hard to sell my property.
995 Applegate RdMadison, WI 53713
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Wow, professional, helpful, great people who genuinely know that your people! I personal recommend KEN at west side office. Thank you Ken, amazing job and our family is so happy!
If I could give zero stars, I would. Charged $600 for the drawing, which I expected and he was upfront about. He drafted the plan over the winter, indicating he would contact us in the early spring (March-April) to meet, go over the plan and schedule the work. Come end of spring (end of May), we did not hear from him, so decided to call him instead to go over and schedule. We signed the contract for a portion of the work (front and side yard) and he indicated we would need to put nearly $4,000 as a down payment for the work. At the time, he said we would be schedule for the work to start 2-3 weeks from receiving the signed contract. 3 weeks passed, no response or contact from him regarding the install. My wife called and emailed multiple times, and no response. I called and left a voicemail indicating that we would require a start date and response or they would be hearing from my lawyer. Later that day, my wife received an email from him that indicated a start date of July 24, 2017. This email was a total of nearly 4 sentences. "Hi CustomerThank you I did get your contract and deposite. I am sorry I have not been more communicative. We have been realy busy. I have you scheduled for july 24th. Thanks Taylor Elkins Blue Iris Landscaping LLC"Misspelled words and the brevity of the email shows complete disregard for professionalism and customer service. He has been unresponsive the entire time and the work has still not started. This email was received on June 7, 2017. At this point, I will be contacting Taylor to get my deposit back and cancel the contract. I'm hoping not to go through small claims court to get this money back, but, luckily, I have some close friends who are lawyers that will assist me with this. I HIGHLY recommend NOT to use Blue Iris. Seems like he is just using us for a money grab.
They are the worst company to manage your property. Tori, the manager is very un professorial and does not know how to manage a sprinkler system let alone your property.
Not so effective in finding a sublease for me when I tried to sublease the apartment due to my job constraints. One disappointing thing to my surprise is i was charged most of the deposit money against the repairs that were needed to the apartment. We did a decent work to cleanup the apartment when we left but, charging most of the deposit money against the all repairs they had to make is unacceptable. This is all good until to a point where you had to leave. If you are planning on taking a lease, don't expect your deposit back as they will come up with some sort of charges after you leave.
My stay at the West Washington residence has been the worst of my four years living on campus. Along with the obnoxiously high rent relative to that of my neighbors who live in much nicer properties, is the presence of bugs, faulty appliances, poor insulation, and an animal living in my attic I get to enjoy hearing scurry around during the night. Additionally, the multiple parking lots owned and managed by Oakland Properties are continually neglected throughout the winter. After numerous calls from other roommates, it took me falling in the parking lot, hurting myself, and demanding someone come pour salt for any action to be taken. Please do everything in your power to avoid leasing under this agency.Update: Toilet leaks from floor to floor. I would be embarrassed to have my name tied to this organization.
Forward Management is one of the most unprofessional management companies that I have worked with specifically (Tom). Their business practices are inconsistent and they are not consistent with their communication. The property manager we worked with was disrespectful and kept reminding us that they manage over 500 properties. I suppose that was their way of communicating we don't care about your maintenance issues or the errors we make on our end because we are too busy. Swan Creek was moderately maintained however they failed to advertise if you use the garage storage units everything you are storing will be filled with mildew. We had multiple items damaged due to storing our items in the garage. I will never do any type of business with them again and if you can avoid renting from them please do so.
Tom has to be the worst landlord that I have encountered. I live in Highlands Ridge, and there was a situation where another tenant refused to keep her dog on a leash, and the dog would jump on me each time I went outside. I e-mailed Tom several times about it. He was at first very uncooperative, even after I gave details as to which person the dog belonged to. It took many frustrating e-mails for him to do anything about it. This went on over months. I feel that a person's safety should be an immediate concern, but that's just me.I also received another e-mail from Tom a few weeks ago stating that my husband and I had never been charged for having a cat, and we have been living in these apartments for over a year. He e-mailed a copy of our pet clause that clearly showed our signatures and request to be charged since the day that we moved in. He asked for a solution. How about not asking us for a solution (aka our money) and doing your job right? How about that, Tom?
I recently hired Blue Iris Landscaping to do a 'clean up' of my home as part of a house sale. The company was highly recommended by people who know landscaping services. Their quote for the job - over $2100 for one day's work (on an expedited basis) - was more than I expected, but I hired them because of their reputation.I was very disappointed with the outcome. Based on multiple reports, the crew was unprofessional and non-cooperative. They refused to weed parts of the yard, spent much time smoking cigarettes on my deck and left a pile of cigarette butts behind. They were also careless and damaged plants. The entire front yard was untouched to avoid further plant damage. Others had to finalize the yard to make it presentable to potential buyers.Given these problems, I believed a discount was justified. Taylor flatly refused.My overall experience with Blue Iris was unpleasant. Anyone looking for reliable landscaping services at a reasonable price should look elsewhere.
I rented from Forward Management for about 4 years, and I have zero complaints. I most recently spent 2 years at Woodland Fields, which was a great experience. Very responsive management and maintenance, friendly neighbors. Tami is a total rock star - she was super helpful, great to work with, and takes her job seriously. I'm shocked there's any negative reviews of Forward Management - I haven't ever had an issue. Highly recommend them.And despite what other people have stated in some reviews, I got every dollar of my security back. FMI is GREAT.