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Below is an unaltered, unedited email from Ken Anderson, a Client of Polaris Property Management.  Enjoy.}

On Feb 4, 2015 7:08 PM, “Daniel Baldini” <dbaldini@polarisbrokers.com> wrote:

Hey Ken, I need a favor from you, please.

You have a unique situation as a landlord whereby you switched from an owner to landlord with a management guy, fired him, and hired us.

I’d like to have your first-hand observations of the differences between the guy you used to use and your experience with Polaris.

Would you be willing to type out your thoughts (even if simple, run of the spout stuff without editing) so we can help others understand why they should consider hiring us in the future? It would mean a lot to have it in your words, in your ideas…

Dan Baldini, MBA

(Ken’s response….)

Sure.

Here you go..

To whom it may concern, In the fall of 2013 I had to relocate out of state for work.  The  condo market was soft so I decided to rent out my unit. I was approached by a fellow  coworker who was  very insistent telling me that he himself had rental units and would be able to manage my unit for a nominal fee. I was apprehensive but decided to give him a try .Since  I had little time to get relocated to my new location and job, I was reliant on this person to do the right thing. I gave him 500.00 up front to defray his expenses of obtaining a tenant and 10 percent of the rent. He promised to fully vett whoever he was going to rent my condo to but ended up renting to the first person that came along and that someone had very poor credit. He seemed interested only in renting my unit to anyone who had the cash. He also nickel and dimed me For everything he could charge me for even the most ridiculous maintenance issues, even though I left my condo in perfect condition . He seemed to forget he was working for me and not the tenant. The lease he had the tenant sign was hand written. He obtained little information about the tenant’s history and when I asked him to give me a w9 form for tax purposes he refused. Sometimes he would go out of town and not even collect the rent on time. He was also unresponsive to my requests and seem to act put out if I requested documentatuon of any kind. Since working with the great people at polaris I have had the greatest customer service. The way they have handle my rental property has been top notch. They are truly professionals and I feel that they truly have my back. I can’t thank Dan Baldini and his team for everything they have done for me and would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone  looking for a property management company.

I just wish I went to them in the first place, I know my life these last 15 months would  been much easier.

Sincerely, Ken Anderson


Dan-the-Rental-Man_2cDan Baldini is the Founder of Polaris Real Estate Polaris Property Management, LLC and is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business Finance Department at Butler University in Indianapolis where he teaches Real Estate Investing.

Dan focuses his practice on the residential real estate markets including Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers and other surrounding areas. Dan continually seeks out new resources for Team training and education in order to keep all the Team members skills on the leading edge of real estate best practices. He is an active real estate investor himself, owning and managing a portfolio of investment properties in the Indianapolis markets.

A resident of the Northside area since 1979, Dan has extensive intimate knowledge and experience of the market forces that dominate the Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, and Indianapolis real estate markets. He has been active in real estate since 1996 with a specific focus on North side properties. Dan is an active networker in his local communities as well as with top agents nationwide.

 

 

 

 

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