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8202 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78239
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HI there has been multiple complaints that has brought my attention from most of the resident that lives there at the complex about resident apartment 2902 we have married husband and wife and family that leaves there that respects there private and the resident that lives in 2902 is disrespecting the married husband and guy and saying if she had a chances she would take you really quick and flirting a certain way and saying hi that what my husband says or the rest of resident and saying hi and be flirting with them and bieng a certain way to say hi to the guys that are married and maintenance guys and saying that the maintenance guys that are friends yes we have a maintenance guys are there to there job not to friends or flirting with them the residents are also noticing when she say hi in a flirting way to the maintenance guys or to other guys too when she walks her dog or washing her clothes we are all married and the ladies don't have time to be firting with any guys we all respects are guys or husbands If resident 2902 if she is married or has a boyfriend respect that noticed she has rings on her finger and telling all guys her family problems or telling the ladies that live there about her health issues or family problems it's none of there business and sometimes also my husband and the rest of residence married guys are noticing what she is wearing she wearing white jogging shorts and the guys can see her something underneath very disrecting on the complex we all dont need drama or any problems here also i have all ready notified law enforcement sapd about this matter thanks sincerely Mrs Tovar
but with these additions. The new owners are actively fixing up their property. They seem to care about it. It was neglected, dangerous before Lynd came along. The managers? We haven't needed their help so can't comment on whether they're responsive or helpful. I would hope that they spell out what are the policies here and enforce them cause some of these folks are despicable. Unsupervised kids are one of the biggest problems. Kids between 7 and 11 years old, wild and will challenge you if you dare say something about them throwing rocks or running in the parking lots. They're constantly messing around other people's cars. We have cracked windows from them throwing rocks at windows and cars and each other. Wish they'd get rid of the landscape rocks! I think we'd be in a much better place if the parents were compelled to get out of bed and watch their children. Unless one of them comes up dead or hurt nothing will change. Besides the dope heads, kids left to their own devises will bring a place down quicker than anything. All of this can be placed at the lap of absentee 'parents' who need to stop pawning their kids off on the community and take responsibility. I recommend renting here to others with the current owners. They have much to do to bring this long neglected place around but they're trying and doing a great job.
This complex is average. If you are looking for security, upgraded fixtures, and quality amenities, than you have the wrong place. There have been 5 break ins reported. They have to report all crime in the complex to the residents but they do nothing to make the complex more secure. There seems to be a large amount of dog owners so there is always feces on the sidewalks. Don't let the "gated community" fool you. They have one gate code and once you give it out that person can enter anytime they choose to. Before you sign a lease, physically go check your apartment. I was issued the wrong floor plan and told I had to wait a month and a half before the one I originally requested became available. The leasing agent tried arguing with me and told me that I never asked for a specific floor plan when we had a 15 minute conversation about it over the phone. Due to time and $$ constraints I had to take what was available. The parking is also horrible especially after 6PM. Most of the parking slots have been converted to carports which you have to pay $20.00 a month for. For the amount they charge in rent, they need to upgrade their amenities and provide better security.
Somewhat noisy--apartment walls are very thin so you can hear the neighbors fight in the early morning (next property over) and listen to their barking dog at 3am any given night. The property owner/manager is nice but the work they do in the apartments is left half-done and the workmanship is shoddy. In addition, there have been few hot showers since moving in and the heat wasn't turned on in time for the cold snap (that everyone in San Antonio talked about for a week PRIOR to it turning cold). That left us without heat in 30 degree weather. Not pleasant, especially since you couldn't take a hot shower to warm up.This place has good qualities--it's cute, the grounds are in nice condition and in an up and coming neighborhood only a half mile from The Pearl, but it needs professional management help. There's no one manning the office and keeping track of issues--absolutely no follow-up or tenant contact from management even when it's promised. I don't think this is intentional; the manager/owner in charge can't do it all and they absolutely need to hire help. For the price, we're not terribly impressed--and won't be signing another lease when ours is up.
I have been using Red Wagon Realty as my property management for more than a year now and have been continually impressed by their service and responsiveness, both to me and to my tenant. After hearing horror stories about other management companies, I'm so grateful to have discovered them. They ensured that my house was move-in ready, which was no easy feat, and then found a quality tenant quickly. Their prompt response to my tenant's concerns ensured that the tenant renewed the lease this year. I have no concerns that my property is going to be damaged, nor that they're skimming any money from the rent checks. The repairs are all well-documented and the bookkeeping is excellent. If I purchase any more rental properties, you can bet that I'll have Red Wagon do the management! Even if I were just looking for a place to rent, I'd rent through them. The people are friendly and professional and the owner is passionate about what he does. Thanks Kris, Melissa, and everyone at Red Wagon for taking care of my house while I have to be out of the area!
I don't know what apartment MYOWNHERO is referring to but that does not describe the Polo Club. I am a mother with two young children. I live in the 3/2 and I have not had roaches nor cracks in the wall. My apartment was immaculate when I moved in and it stays that way because I clean my home. If you had roaches, you were filthy because these apartments have pest control come twice a month. And as far as work orders, my microwave went out on a Friday, they told me that they might not make it in til Saturday, but were able to replace my microwave that same Friday anyways. Yes, the gate is sometimes opened, but dont single out Polo Club just because you saw someone jump a fence. That sounds like a lie anyways, if you see the gates, you cant jump them! The apartment is not falling a part, they are pretty new! Sounds like your on a mission to slander a complex for your own benefit...where do you work? Westpond? I moved from there and THAT is bad management! You might be confused with another Polo Club Apartment Complex, but not San Antonio's.
We switched to Liberty after a horrible experience with another managment company. Mark Fee was professional, knowledgable, personable and he is always available. He made the process easy to switch companies. Some renters like companies that are easy, but this company makes sure the processes laid out in the contract are followed. After a few years we put our second home up for sale. It was a process, but he was there every step of the way, no matter what day or time of day. He always explained everything to us, and answered all of our questions. We plan on buying a new home in a few years and renting out our current home. We are defiantly going to use Liberty Managment to manage our home. I must also say, that the other staff members who managed and repaired our house were a pleasure to work with. They were prompt, professional, personable, and efficient. Liberty has a team of professional personnel who listen, and take care of their customers!
When I first started looking for a management company, I contacted and interviewed several companies. I was so impressed with Red Wagon when I met Chris (the owner) and Kim. I liked that Chris explained to me how he operates his company...that was important to me. Since engaging the services of Red Wagon, I have found that each person I have dealt with is friendly, professional, efficient--and they are all team players. When we came to them, we have several issues that required a lot of time and attention. They kept us updated on everything and were willing to get quotes, hire contractors or whatever needed to be done. They are willing to do as much or as little as you want them to do. We were given excellent service throughout the entire process. The properties are now all rented out and things are running smoothly! I can't say enough good about the team at Red Wagon! So thankful that I found Red Wagon Realty to manage our rentals.
The staff is amazing and provids excellent customer service. I locked myself out of my rental home and didn't have a spare key. I called Red Wagon Properties, explained my situation, and Jessica Hanson stated the office had a spare key. It was 4:30 pm and the office closes at 5:00 pm. Due to Friday traffic and my drive from the Sea World area, I advised Jessica that I would likely not make it in time. She completely eased my fears and said that Kathy Bost would wait for me until 5:30 pm. I arrived at the office at 5:30 pm and I was greeted by Kathy Bost with a smile. We even chatted for a bit and had to hug her before I left. The generosity from these two women......that they would go out of their way for their customers! Thank you Jessica and Kathy!! I recommend this office to anyone looking for a home and want to do business with people who really care.Jeanette
The worst mistake I have ever made was signing a second year contract with these apartment complexes, in the 22 months that I have lived here there have been three different managers and countless different Realtors, that alone should be a warning sign; their staff never seems to know what they're doing because they're mainly always changing the people, they can be nice when they want to but they have also been extremely rude as well, and I don’t know about you but I prefer to not have bipolar staff members to deal with, communication is one of their worst suits. I would never recommend these apartments to anybody, pay the extra rent for the apartments across the street, it's worth it, because in this case you definitely get what you pay for. The only reason I didn't put 1 star is because I know there are worse apartments out there.
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.