I came across a critical review of Advantage Real Estate on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘Poor People’.
DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Advantage Real Estate with a pinch of salt.
Here is what the review says –
David Rosenfeld has two faces one is the realtor people have given great reviews here, and the other tries to steal from poor people such as myself.It is no wonder that you will not see the name “Advantage Real Estate on his more colorful properties.I only found the name “Advantage by doing a google search from Davids phone number.Even when I was a resident living in his property, I had to track him down in order to get any response.David Rosenfeld and his property manager are why people should be wary of real estate agents and brokers.In my dealings with David and “Marvin, I found that they lie openly to prospective tenants, and when we moved out of the residence they asked us to lie for them when new people came to see the place.Rather than be honest about the dangers of the area, these people lie to get people to move in to run-down residences.It is no wonder that none of the other residents spoke English it must be easier to take advantage of immigrants.We moved into an apartment where the year prior the resident had their car stolen.David lied outright and said that it was the first time it had happened when our car was stolen on our first night in the apartment.A simple check of police records found that either he was lying or does not do due diligence on his own property.We probably should have checked the place closer before moving in, but once we moved in we found a pair of scissors stabbed into the wall of the attic, a paintjob that literally painted over pens and other items on the closet shelves, and basically no maintenence man to speak of (Marvins son, who cant even screw in a light fixture properly).We should have seen the warning sign when one of the neighborhood teenagers was having sex with a girl in the bedroom closet when we came to look at the place.We should have walked away, but we trusted David.Looking at the other reviews, it seems obvious to me that David Rosenfeld has done very well finding people homes.He should stick to that, and not be a property manager.When we moved out, after repeatedly being promised a full refund of our deposit, David charged us additional fees upon leaving.Had we not just been through the worst ordeal of our lives (moving into and living in a David Rosenfelds residence), we would have sued. But of course we were poor, and David knew this.Within a few days of the car being stolen, I saw that our garage had been tagged “18 the mark of the 18th Street Gang one of the most dangerous in Los Angeles.This was not a safe place to live, as would be obvious to anyone who spends a few days there.David told me he would not rent our a place that he would not live in himself. He is a bald faced liar.
In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Advantage Real Estate scam‘, or ‘Advantage Real Estate review‘, Advantage Real Estate is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.
Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –
- Address: Pico Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90405
- Phone: (310) 450-4488
- Website: http://advantage-realestate.com
- Severity of Scam: Extremely High [not sure what it means]
- Reported Loss: 3665 $ [unsubstantiated]
- Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]
The entity Advantage Real Estate was awarded 1.67 / 5 Stars based on 3 Reviews.
It is difficult to ascertain whether Advantage Real Estate is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Advantage Real Estate, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.
Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Advantage Real Estate as someone you need to avoid (for now).
If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Advantage Real Estate, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to Advantage Real Estate, together we can work to recover your loss.