Review: Farrell Smyth A Real Estate Company
Posted in the San Luis Obispo Forum
#1 Jan 21, 2012
WARNING! The most recent reviews down below from Oct 3, 2011 to Jan 17, 2012 are reviews being written by Farrell Smyth property management themselves. They have hired a paid service to make a bunch of reviews because they have a list of negative complaints on their Google business listing so they are on an article writing campaign to push down their negative reviews, just Google their business and look at the same reviews and then go to the last 2 pages of negative comments of angry tenants how to say about Farrell Smyth property management. It is so obvious by looking at the reviews below then look at each reviewer’s history and their reviews where they lead too, then see how they cross one another and on those businesses, where they have clients that are doing the same thing, pushing down negative reviews (each reviewer client and client, there is hundreds of these reviews doing the same thing pushing down negative comments by writing a list of good comments one after another). They hired a service to push down negative reviews and this is bad business because since they can’t remove negative reviews, Farrell Smyth has done the same thing on City Search, Insider Pages, Google, and more, they are doing the unrealistic thing but lying on reviews about a business. This is disgusting and a scam to read phony reviews about a business that has a history of complaints about them and Farrell Smyth property management is trying to do the unethical thing, putting their dirt by hiding their negative history under the carpet. I happen to know a lot of unhappy Farrell Smyth tenants and how bad of business they do. They extremely bad to do business with. Out of the 3 property managers I have worked with, Farrell Smyth is the worst. They have a large amount of rentals, many of which are in good locations for Cal Poly students. But be aware: they will charge you for the most ridiculous things they can. I moved out from my place last year and had fraudulent charges for cleaning services THEY NEVER DID! The new tenants moved in early and there was never even a time for them to do cleaning, yet they charged me more than $100 for it. Another charge appeared for "cleaning patio debris," which, once again, THEY DIDN'T DO. Over the summer my roommate and I were not living in SLO. We sent a rent check in for the first month of our new lease (my mistake was dealing with them for another year), and thought we were good. Our neighbor called us to tell us there was a 3 day eviction notice on our door (which they charged us for). Rather than thinking that students may be gone for summer and a phone call would solve the problem immediately, posting an eviction notice was their solution. What a great way to charge another $30... And most recently, after 6 weeks without receiving a security deposit check from last year's lease, I called them to see what the problem was. They said they had sent the check and that it was my responsibility to find it. I checked with the post office, who said the check would have been returned to the sender if it hadn't gone through. I called FS to let them know of this. Their answer: if you want you're deposit back we're gonna charge you $20 to send another check. HOW IS THAT MY FAULT?! Bottom line: Farrell Smyth is run by a bunch of slime balls who would not be in business if they didn't screw over college students for miscellaneous charges. If you think I'm just an exaggerating student there's another 7 students in my complex who could say the same thing. I will find ways to post this post so it is heard so people will read it even if Farrell Smyth is trying push down their negative feedback, people need to be informed how bad these people are.
#2 Jan 21, 2012
Worse property management in town Talk about the crap service and being treat like garage as this one tops the list of horrible property management companies. If you do not want to get run over with pushy management with we know what to do and not to worry service is complete hogwash. I would not hire them to manage my proprty again in my experience. I was lucky to get out of the place because the property management was so horrible but also they do not respect the landlords property like they say they do either as the tentants are mostly abusive college students they seem to rely on to rent their properties.
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