We were selling a rental condo and purchasing a rental house. We live 500 miles away and needed a realtor who would do everything. That really means everythingfrom dealing with our tenants to staging, inspections, cleaning, showing, finding a good replacement property that would meet our requirements and then all of the negotiations and closings. This was all at a time where the market was lulling a bit in Portland. Our condo sold over asking in a very timely turnaround. Atussa Valenti far exceeded all expectations. She was always professional and helpful with excellent communication skills. She found a great new property and made sure it was worth the investment. We never had to appear she did it all and made it effortless. We are very happy with our purchase.
Their management arranged one of their tenants to film another tenant without their clothes on through the door window of an apartment. They are going to court now over Invasion of Privacy, Copyright Infringement, Rape, Entrapment, Intimidation. The tenant Intimidated the victim of the invasion of privacy with Tommi Schwerdt, the manager. Hopefully SCHWERDT will be in custody for the sexual invasion of privacy and the person was suffering from a rape related medical condition at the time. MAKE SCHWERDT do time. They've given false statements to police now and are committing FRAUD on a film maker.Totally sick operation. Being sued for $4 million.
We contacted Peter after review of his website which we found thorough and extremely helpful. The descriptions of each neighborhood across Portland were wonderful. Within 24 hours from initial contact, he had set up our search request criteria and we began hunting for the perfect home in Portland. He was extremely responsive, available, and provided helpful tips for a successful closing. He happily went to the homes on our short list and took videos since we were unable to be in Portland at the time. Being an attorney as well, he helped us in that area in regards to details of our offer. From start to finish, he was on our side and facilitated a successful and quick closing.
We have PERFECT rental history. But according to our apartment manager, Vanessa Goff, it's "company policy" that they can't answer any questions during a rental reference. So because of C & R real estate, when we move to our new apartment we have to pay a $1150 deposit rather than a $400 deposit because they refuse to verify our rental history. I was told by the new apartment complex that this was a very unusual experience for them, and had it not been for C&R's "company policy" we would've qualified for the lowest deposit of $400. This is the SECOND time our current apt manager has been uncooperative with other landlords. I've also spoken with several tenants with whom I am friends that have moved out in the past year. Families from three different units were all charged between $1000-$3000 OVER their deposit amount when they moved out. So, if you decide to live at The Birches apartments in Tigard, don't expect to get any of your deposit back. But DO expect a hefty fine when you leave.The good reviews are all coming from property owners or employees, and the bad reviews are all from tenants. That should tell you what you need to know about C&R real estate. Profits alone are what drive this company. If you want to pay exorbitant rent ($1600 for 1950s 2 bedroom) for unorganized management and slum apartments (cracked ceilings, horribly outdated and possibly dangerous electrical wiring, giant holes and dips in the floor from water damage, soggy linoleum, and slugs in the bathroom...yes I said SLUGS), then C&R is your company! The company that owned and managed my apartment complex before C&R was significantly better. Once this company took over, there has been a steady and fast decline in quality repair work, management communication and landscaping care. It's clear that C&R only cares about one thing: money.BTW, your heating bill will be quite high due to the fact that the apartments are NOT energy efficient (thin, mildew-laden glass windows) and as drafty as the top of Mt. Hood!
Peter is a highly competent real estate agent. He is also a lawyer so having him on my side as my realtor really benefited me as I felt secure knowing that I can trust him and his expertise. I am a first time home buyer so I didn't really understand what everything meant such as escrow, title defects and what happens in this case and that. I think he is both a buyer's agent and listing agent and I used his buyers agent services. Peter gave me some really good information and answered my questions from all different angles that I was pretty impressed. He also showed me all the comps and I found him to be very logical and analytical. He is also highly responsive with even late evening emails and weekend availability.
never renting from any property managed by C&R real estate..they are thiefs took almost ALL of my security deposit claiming "pet odor" and "heavily soiled" carpet so they decided to replace the whole thing yet no proof? charged me to replace blinds bcus of one bend on it (couldve been bent back in place!) on top of that charged to clean them, charged to repaint the apt and not to mention the "extra heavy duty cleaning" they also took from my deposit when i left the place spotless..my deposit refund was $194!! wish i had read all the bad reviews before moving into one of their properties bcus it seems they do this often. took them to small claims and got some back during mediation simply bcus i didnt want to waste more time in court and paying more fees out of pocket but they still got away with stealing some of my $$..i would advise to look elsewhere unless you like giving out free money! if they have already stolen from you please fight it and take them to small claims dont let them get away with this!
I had the worst experience with The Sherry Francis Group from Keller Williams. She goaded me into splitting the cost of the roof of the house we bought with her roofer, Ability Plus Roofing. The roof has major issues and the roofer even though he supplied us with a warranty with our bid, now says we didn't officially initiate the contract so he will not honor the roof. So please beware of this practice of splitting costs folks. We were told the warranty would transfer to us and given paperwork, but legally we didn't sign the contract with him, the sellers did. We paid for half at closing. So for all you folks out there, you may want to beware of The Sherry Francis Group and Ability Plus Roofing, they are not on the level as far as my experience went. Also, her referred home inspector missed we have a sinking foundation and said we only needed to paint exterior and we need new siding. We also have no heating/cooling circulation in our master.
Unethical. We will never hire him again.
C&R did the right thing. They stepped in to help a family I know at Chateau Hills Apartments that was struggling with their childs cancer and the fathers brain tumor. Its nice to see that a managment company can show compassion.
C&R is a GREAT management team! The staff is wonderful at Conestoga! They are always so cheerful and willing to help every time we go into the office. WE lived at Conestoga for only a short wile, but WE loved it. I encourage everyone to try them out!