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A Rental Property Management SNAFU Story – Part II

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In the first version of A Rental Property Management SNAFU Story, I shared with you how my property management company in St. Louis decided to close their doors without any notice to anyone. Some things have happened since then that I thought worth sharing. The Property Management Search: First, after interviewing almost every company in [...] View the full article: A Rental Property Management SNAFU Story – Part II on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Joshua Dorkin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, publisher, educator, and co-author of How to Invest in Real Estate. He started BiggerPockets to help democratize the real estate investing landscape for himself and others, aiming to make it accessible for everyone, regardless of income or education. Today, BiggerPockets is the premier real estate investing website online with over one million members and reaching over 70 million people with the message of financial freedom through real estate investing. Joshua, along with his wife and three daughters, make their home in Denver, Colorado, and spend any time they can traveling, exploring, and adventuring. Read more about Joshua’s story in 5280 and Inc.com.

    Erin
    Replied about 12 years ago
    It sounds like not only yourself, but your tenants as well are on the bad receiving in of this company’s underhanded practices. I hope you get your money soon.
    ken
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Hope it works out for you. Have you ever thought about finding a Realtor do manage your properties? with the market slow down (If it is slow in your area) One might jump till you get another PM. Good luck I own out of state properties. Nothing like a PM charging you $75 to cut half a quarter acre. When it came to my PM I went with gut feeling, how they responded to a crazy question, and how upfront she was.
    Laurie Krogman
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Have you received any money yet from Amber?? We are in the same boat and haven’t received anything as of 7/18/07.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Thanks everyone for yoru words. Laurie – I still haven’t seen a penny of my funds. I’ll keep you posted, though.
    Jenny
    Replied about 12 years ago
    I am a past tenant that is still owed my security deposit. Do you have any way to reach Travis Whitener, Amber Flynn or their legal representation?
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Jenny – This is the information that I have: Travis Whitener – 314-283-5079 Amber Flynn: [email protected] That’s all I have. Good luck.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Jenny – This is the information that I have: Travis Whitener – 314-283-5079 Amber Flynn: [email protected] That’s all I have. Good luck.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Word on the street from the 3 others I’ve spoken to is that they have also not gottena penny of the money owed them . . .
    Angie
    Replied about 12 years ago
    I actually hope your family member works out. Your articles have shown me there is a massive need for property managers with integrity. If someone were to start and maintain an ethical business in the field, they would be overloaded with work simply through word of mouth. The who $75 to plunge a toilet is just one example of how people begin to take advantage of the fact that property owners just flat out cannot be there to do it themselves.
    tim key
    Replied about 12 years ago
    this really hurts everyone involved with that mgmt company, good luck and hope there is a silver lining for you