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Croman Real Estate INC

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I wish we would have found these reviews before we moved in. First, we had to track down the super and practically beg for keys to our apartment on the 1st of the month. We cor...

!!! DO NOT RENT FROM 9300 REALTY/CROMAN REAL ESTATE ???? 5/25/2012

I wish we would have found these reviews before we moved in. First, we had to track down the super and practically beg for keys to our apartment on the 1st of the month. We corresponded for hours while we waited outside, and finally got a key around 6pm (a day that we paid for in our first month's rent)!! I was just lucky our movers were scheduled to come on the 2nd. As we went through the apartment the first couple of days we noticed one problem, after another, after another... For about 2-3 weeks we called and emailed our 9300 contact, Melissa Reyes, about these issues. We received NO response, NOT ONE. We finally went down to 9300's office and had what we thought was a successful meeting with Melissa. She apologized for the unacceptable condition of the apartment we moved into (and are paying too much money for). She promised to address all of the problems, send someone by the upcoming Friday to start the work, and follow up to our many emails as a confirmation - NONE THIS HAS HAPPENED and another FIVE DAYS have gone by. In the meeting she mentioned that she was new to the job and overwhelmed. We are really understanding people, but if she can't handle her job and/or 9300 can't manage their employees - it is NOT OUR PROBLEM!!! The super has also been very difficult to get in touch with. He once set an appointment, so I took a day off of work to be there, but he stood me up (no big surprise after reading these other reviews). He finally stopped by after we sent many more texts, emails, and calls last week to fix a broken closet rack. He set up an appointment to come back again - but he never showed. - The washing machine is COMPLETELY consumed by mildew - it is disgusting. We tried to clean it with bleach/vinegar as recommended online, but the putrid smell and mildew residue remain. We are currently paying to send our laundry out even though we thought we rented an apartment with a washer/dryer. - The dryer does not work - it takes 2 hours to dry a very small load of laundry. It overheats and usually stops automatically after about 2 minutes. - The dishwasher is broken. It smells like smoke/fire when we try to use it, and makes loud crunching noises. - The oven does not work. I tried to bake a cake to test the oven after I discovered the other faulty appliances. I set it to 350 and the cake burnt to a crisp after about 7 minutes of the 35 minute bake time. I held a meat thermometer in the oven to test the temperature. It went up and up and melted as it was approaching 500 degrees! I'm not sure if this is an oven problem or a gas line problem. - The hot water doesn't work most of the time...cold/lukewarm showers are becoming the norm. - The apartment has a small wine cooler, which is nice, but a huge waste of space in a tiny kitchen with very few cabinets. The real problem is that it doesn't even work!! - The freezer is completely covered in a thick frost/ice, and has not been properly maintained or defrosted in years. Because of this the drawers inside are nearly impossible to open/use. - There are big gaps in the floor around the radiator pipe where cockroaches can crawl in. - The street facing/fire escape windows do not lock. Unbelievably, there is actually no locking mechanism on the window!!! We have secured them on our own in the meantime, but are still waiting for proper window locks.... - Every other apartment in the complex has a 2nd deadbolt. At the meeting we were told we had to buy our own and they would install it. - The prior tenant left a mirror on a closet door that is impossible to remove. The super told us it would be removed if we didn't want it. We want to hang a shelving system on the door, so we don't want this mirror. Has it been removed? NO. PLEASE DO NOT RENT FROM 9300! 9300 apartments are OVERPRICED pieces of JUNK, and this is the most CRIMINAL and UNPROFESSIONAL rental company I have ever encountered. more

Worst Landlord in New York 5/19/2012

If zero stars was an option, that's what I would give them. This is by far the worst real estate company in New York - they use questionable practices and pressure tactics to rent their apartments and often get unwitting renters to sign before they can Google the management company or read the fine print. . . This is a company that enforces a broad array of unpleasant measures against their tenants in order to keep costs low, turnover high, and keep jacking up rents - it's not technically illegal for the most part, but the worst thing to them is a vacancy, or a happy tenant - even if you rent a nice place, they will force you to put up with shoddy service, vermin, construction noise and dust, and cheapskate behavior, just so that they can get the most bang for the buck at your expense, before you inevitably can't take it anymore and try to move out . . . but they don't want vacancies, right? So they will never, ever let anyone out of a lease! No excuses, no negotiating, even if you must move to another city for work or school! This is because they have such a hard time renting units because of their bad reputation, so please read the fine print, because they will definitely enforce every ridiculous technicality they can against you - and to keep costs low, they will not negotiate with tenants (even if you want to pay them to go away) . . . WORST LANDLORD EVER! more

DO NOT RENT FROM THEM! 1/30/2012

I have lived in two different 9300 Realty apartments- 346 E. 18th St. (3 years) and 410 E. 13th St. (1 year)- and out of the 10 years I have lived in Manhattan, am absolutely certain this is the worst management company in the city. DO NOT RENT FROM THEM!! There are much bigger and better apartments for what you pay for here- with management companies that actually do their jobs. Their apartments may look really nice when you first see them- but they are extremely overpriced, even for Manhattan. Second, the apartment renovations hide a lot of problems and the management company is impossible to reach to fix them. Do not think ""Oh it's just her apartment, mine will be fine""- I've lived in two different apartments in two different buildings with them, plus there are tons of other people who have had the same experience. Here are some fun things you will likely get to experience if you rent one of their apartments: 1) Be prepared to use your vacation or sick days to make sure they do their job. Any time anything was wrong- which was a lot- I had to take time out of my day to go down to the management office and tell someone in person- and THEN I needed to be home for the appointment for things to get fixed. About 5 times, the maintenance people or construction workers were late or a no-show. 2) Rent being raised colossally on renewal (my rent went up $250 higher this year on renewal) 3) No gas for 6 weeks, including over holidays. I also had a broken oven for 2 weeks. So, plan on not spending too much time entertaining or eating in your apartment. 4) Water boiler not working throughout the winter- and taking freezing cold showers during a freezing cold day. 5) Holes in the ceiling for 2 weeks while they tried to fix the pipes in the building. An exterminator who came by was horrified that the apartments were exposed for so long. 6) Construction lasted for a month for the pipes, the workers broke a bunch of things and got dust everywhere in the apartment- the company did not warn or reimburse us 7) Renovations in the apartment above me last 7 months and started at 7:30 am every single morning- which is illegal. 8) The supers in both building would fight with us if we got locked out and wanted them to open our apartment. Neither of them actually helped with anything- we have been waiting a year to get light bulbs that we can't reach replaced in our current apartment 9) In the first apartment, a pipe above us burst. The ceiling started caving in and then there was a giant hole. They never responded to my calls- I literally had to take a day off of work to go all the way down to the actually company to make them fix the ceiling. 10) Paper thin walls and floors- my roommate could literally hear everything the people next door were saying. In both apartments, it sounded like people were walking around in heels all day. 11) Completely disorganized- and somehow it will be come your responsibility to fix it. After all, you can't get the reputation of worst management company in New York if you actually do your job! They lost my information during my lease, and asked me to redo a credit check etc. a year into the lease. Fast forward to my move out date- and they tell me I have to move out a month later than my original lease because they messed up and sent me two renewals, one which had the wrong date. People are constantly sending flyers around urging residents to report them to the Better Business Bureau or New York State Attorney General. That's always a good sign. So, why did I choose a second apartment with them after my experience with the first? The same reason a person reading this review would still choose to rent an apartment with them- they think their experience will be different. It won't be. more
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