First, let me say that I usually think that the rants on these reviews are just the result of bitter undergrads who are complaining about a company that didn't return their security deposit. HOWEVER, in the case of Parker Real Estate Management the rants are accurate and 100% correct. I am a professor and made the mistake of signing a lease with this company. They will make it seem that they are professional, will fix all the problems before you move in...but once they get your check...this will change drastically. Suddenly, they will be too busy to respond to your phone calls, or requests to fix the hundred things wrong with your place when you move in, always claiming that it is their ""busy"" time of year which in fact is ALL YEAR LONG. Then, when you move out, after you have cleaned the place from top to bottom, expecting to get screwed over a little on the security deposit...figuring you will get about half back even though you left the place in great shape...you will get a check for like $35...being chared $50 to replace lightbulbs that were fine when you left, $45 for smoke detector batteries that were fine when you left, hundreds of dollars for marks on the walls that were there when you moved in (of course not on their movein inspection)...am I bitter...YES...did I take pictures of everything and still get screwed over...YES...am I exaggerating... NO!!!!!! Do not even think of renting a place from these people, living out of my car in the walmart parking lot would have been a better experience.