Do NOT rent a house or apartment from ELY EDWARDS ENTERPRISES!!!He is an "absentee landlord" or if you prefer, slumlord. His only concern is the money he can squeeze out of the government. The houses have rat holes, the roofs leak, the wiring is ancient, and the appliances are pre 70s. Repairs are few and far between. He obviously has friends at HANO because there is NO way many of his properties should pass inspection. He is part of what's wrong with America and especially the City of New Orleans. He should not be allowed to participate in this program. Only thing that is paramount to Mr. Edwards is money. Altruism is not part of his vocabulary.
Its amazing to read all these reviews and see that I wasnt the only one unsatisfied with my stay at Maurice Guillot properties. He is racist! He tried to bully me and control my living on his property. He told me I couldn't put my thermostat below 70 degrees in my apartment. He told me I couldn't bacl my car up on his property because it was a liability. My family came visit me and their vehicle dropped some water on the cement. We went outside to a letter on my dad's car saying move or it will be towed. Didn't provide a reason until I called the office. They said it had to move off his property because it was leaking oil. Sad part was it was water not all. In another instant I had to get an attorney for him. It's been alot and I'm so happy my lease is over next month. I don't recommend this rental property for anything. I loved where I stayed, the people were nice, but the damn landlord is a mess. He will have you wanting to whip his ass! When it gets like that it's time to go! And guess what IT'S TIME TO GO!! I'M SO HAPPY MY LEASE IS UP! I hope this helps anyone who would even consider this property as their home. Baby you'd be better living on the streets than to deal with his racist ass! God Bless! Merry Christmas everyone!
I rented from Maurice and his management team and just as the other reviews said, it wasn't a pleasant experience. My rent was always paid on time and sometimes a couple months in advance. However, as a tenant, I could never get anyone to come out to my rental to repair my plumbing, electrical, or basic maintenance and when they did, they would send me a letter stating that I have to pay for the repair. The apartment was in bad shape when I moved in and I maintained it the entire time I lived there to the best of my ability. This property management didn't maintain the outside of the rentals let alone the inside of them. Maurice and his staff aren't friendly and the letters they send their tenants always have a threat in bold letters somewhere within the letters. Maurice also doesn't make it very easy for his tenants to pay their rent. He only accepts money orders or checks and it's best if you drop them off rather than mail them in. There's a good chance that they wouldn't receive them if you were to mail them. We haven't lived in this property for almost a year now, this is my experience with this property management and the people who run it. I still know all my neighbors and some still live there and are on the verge of moving because of all the issues they are having with Maurice.
Sandy Downing, property manager, has very poor customer service skills. She was only friendly at the point of obtaining business. Afterwards, she became very non-responsive and would ignore requests for assistance with vital maintenance repairs. Several attempts at contact had to be made before she would respond. She would express discontent and become angry when I would request legitimate repairs. Sandy Downing displayed rudeness and arrogance and did not care at all about any concern. Upon giving 2 month notice of vacating property, she found every excuse not to refund any portion of my rental deposit. I stated that I felt she was being difficult and I would like to speak to the property owner. Sandy Downing stated that she was the owner of the company,that she would not share contact information of the property owner, and that she was blocking my phone number. There was no damage to the property. I would certainly discourage anyone from renting any property she manages.
Ken and Rose were very l patient with us as nervous first time home buyers. they always answered the phone when we called with questions. They were very knowledgeable of the Uptown area we were looking in and helped us every stepnof the way. Thank you guys!!
Ken and Rose were wonderful to work with. They sold my property very quickly. We knew of their reputation and basically left it in their hands to get it done. They kept us informed and the whole process was smooth. They told us what the market price for the property was and found us a cash buyer. After the property was sold, we contacted them several times with questions and they were always quick to pick up the phone or call you back. They know the market well and marketed our property in an agrgessive manner. We have more New Orleans property and will use them as our listing agent. This dynamic duo and their team are a delight to work with and are true professionals. Thank you Ken and Rose.
Rose Clouse is very driven, and she has a lot of business contacts in the area. She is very persistent and knowledgeable, and we recommend her to anyone who is serious about buying property! We have purchased property in the past and our experience with Rose Clouse as a real estate agent has been excellent. She returns phone calls immediately and she's very tenacious!
Rose and Ken Clouse are very professional, yet still friendly and approachable. We were very concerned about bringing our family half-way across the country and finding a safe neighborhood with high quality public schools. Rose and Ken took time to educate us about various areas while showing multiple homes in each. Knowing the pros and cons helped us to make a sound "location" decision for our family. They worked extremely hard to find the perfect place at the right price. We are currently renting, but when we are ready to buy, we will be calling Rose and Ken!
Ken and Rose Clouse and their whole team - absolutely awesome people and true professionals. We successfully bought our investment property and they smoothed out all the glitches. And there were a number of problems, I thought we were not going to close at first. Now I am enjoying collecting rent on both sides. We always wanted to get an income property in New Orleans, love love the city but didn't know who to contact, but most importantly who can truly help us and be on our side. We googled them and decided to meet them while I was there - and the rest is history. That's why they are top agents in the region. Always available, pick up the phone 7 days a week, resourceful, with a lot of connections. Not to mention excellent negotiators and not "drama queen" agents like some. Just stick to business. Thanks y'all and we will do more business again.
Rose and Ken Clouse are the go to realtors in NOLA. They guided our home search for our "perfect" home with great knowledge and professionalism with us living in South Florida. We made two trips to NOLA and closed on our Garden District home in 15 minutes. Their attention to detail was the key to this smooth transition. No request was too much for this team. Home buying is a major event in ones life and can be stressful. Do yourself a favor an take the stress out of the event with Rose and Ken !!