Mike Broermann – Legit or Scam?

I came across a critical review of Mike Broermann on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘The Unit Was Dirty’.

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 Mike Broermann with a pinch of salt.

Here is what the review says –


My wife and I rented a unit through Mike Broermann from out of state as I was moving to San Francisco.He took advantage of our situation (being from out of town) and rented us a unit that didn’t match the pictures online.The unit was dirty when we arrived and we soon learned that we were paying more rent than other similar units in the building.When renewal time came around, the market was at a peak, and he increased the rent while telling us we were getting such a good deal.We were very busy with our lives at the time and didn’t have time for a move, so we were pretty much stuck and reluctantly signed another lease.Again, Mike took advantage of our situation.We talked to others in the building and learned that no one else was paying near what we were in rent.Fine, we signed a lease and we dealt with it.Finally, this year we have the time to move and our lease is ending, so we tried to negotiate a lower rate based on the lower rate seen in the neighborhood and across the city.Mike refused to budge, and again tried to make us think we were getting a good deal.Meanwhile other units in the building were getting rented for about $300 less per month.We even tried to rent them, but we were too early (we have to give 30 days notice to end our lease) and couldn’t afford renting 2 apartments for a month.We’ve found a new place at this point, but I want to warn others not to be fooled by his fake smile and fake friendly attitude.Also, know you are paying a premium dealing with this guy as a buyer/renter.I understand he works for the owner and is trying to get them the best deal, which is fine.What is not fine is lying to the buyer/renter and pretending to be your friend the whole time while taking advantage of you in any way he can.


In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Mike Broermann scam‘, or ‘Mike Broermann review‘, Mike Broermann is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.

Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –

  • Address: Folsom Street San Francisco CA 94107
  • Phone: (415) 377-3432
  • Website: http://GroupMB.com
  • Severity of Scam: High [not sure what it means]
  • Reported Loss: 5177 $ [unsubstantiated]
  • Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]

The entity Mike Broermann was awarded 1.5 / 5 Stars  based on 2 Reviews.

It is difficult to ascertain whether Mike Broermann is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Mike Broermann, 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 Mike Broermann as someone you need to avoid (for now).

If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Mike Broermann, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to  Mike Broermann, together we can work to recover your loss.

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