Earlier this week, we had two young men from Home Works come to clean our carpets; Terry Smith and a wonderful gentleman with him whose name I did not get (sorry). I was very apprehensive because I h...ad a bad experience with carpet cleaners just a year ago. I was charged for this cleaning although my carpets looked exactly the same (no cleaner) after they finished. I even had them come back a second time to redo some areas. Whatever they cleaned it with left a residue, even though they assured me it wouldn’t. My carpets never looked as though they had been cleaned at all and now they were attracting more dirt because of the residue.
Now that are carpets have been cleaned by Home Works, I can’t say enough good things about them and the fantastic job they did for me! They cleaned all the dirt out of the carpets - and with a product that did not hurt the carpets or leave a residue. The guys went above and beyond with their job. They were friendly, pleasant and courteous. They took great care of everything in my home - including protecting the corners of the walls with shields. They also took the time to explain all the processes involved as they worked, which I really appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone! I also discovered that they do many other things for the homeowner, and I am talking to them about doing additional work for me - I have the greatest confidence in them.See More
81920 Ridgedale Rd
South Bend, IN46614
Solid realty company to rent from, so far. There were some problems when I moved into my new space, and Homeworks was very responsive and professional in resolving my problems. Specifically, their cleaners had missed my house prior to move in, but apparently this was not a common occurrence because the manager of buildings showed up on a weekend and was very apologetic. The cleaners came the next day and fixed the error.
I rented a Home from these slum lords and it was a nightmare. The house was infested with mice, filthy. The roof was leaking and standing water in the basement every time it rained. The furnace worked on and off. I called several times and finally a guy named Adam? I think came over. He looked at everything, told me I needed a furnace guy, had no idea where the water was coming from and the mice were my responsibility. I was furious! I then asked what did you come out for then? He replied the office was curious how I was keeping the house and if I was leaving food out. WTF? Ii then asked are you going t fix anything? He replied, No not today, he would have to talk with his boss. I am in the process of hiring a attorney to get out of my lease. What a Nightmare! Stay away from these idiots. Oh and the only good reviews, 5 star, are employees.
RIPE OFF...4 sure. Negative numbers are in my mind. They should not even have a license to operate. I have property which was already listed with them...and was already rented when purchased. Being new to owning and renting I figured I would watch and learn. Well...months had gone by and rent was collected and I was ask7ng many questions. In July, I learned the renters had skipped out and no rent was collected I had received an email explaining this along with a statement for monies owed. My business partner and I took a trip out to South Bend, there were other properties which surfaced to buy. So while in South Bend, we drove by. I had never seen the property. I have a video of how I found it. It was trashed, every inside door punched through, food everywhere, clothes, trash you name it. And the grass was way above my knees. OH HH. did I mention I was charged for lawn cuttings. .Neighbors states it was at least 2 months since someone was there. Neighbors came out, you can learn a lot from them. All the people who lived inside......way more than the lease states. Their story and HOMEWORKS are completely different. Well my workers got busy and so did I. To date they continue to send me statements, charging for all the I had done...including cleaning out the house. This shows no one has been to the property since JULY. They have no idea what's been done. THEY JUST KEEP SENDING OUT EMAILS AND STATEMENTS FOR PAYMENT. WHAT A SCAM... Who owns this company.?? What a joke........get on board Or shut it down!!! Only 1 star ---can not post without a rating...YELP should consider an option for situations like this.. Stay away....spread the word.. Feel free to contact me via message if desired....
Homeworks is a rip off. They are the definition of true slum Lords. Stay as far away from.them as you can. Brooke and Amber are both fake and phony. I moved the pretty much just took my deposit and added a bunch of bogus ass charges that should have been chalked up as 7 years of wear and tear. They charged me 740 to paint 200 to clean a moldy carpet that should have just been pulled up. Painting every year is the landlords responsibility..they did no maintainance on the property and when. They fixed stuff they just patched it up not really doing he work. RENTERS BEWARE and Property owners don't allow them to manage your property.. they are SLUMLoRDs
I wish I could give this awful worthless company zero stars these are the biggest scam artists in town I would advise everyone to stay far away from these crooks. I'd love to start a petition and close these people down they just take advantage of any and everyone they can if interested reply to this and we can collectively take them down!
Not a place I would rent from again. They take forever to fix things. Went a week with no heat in the winter. Another time I went over a week with no hot water. There maintenance man violated my 14th amendment right. They tried to discriminate against the fact that I had children telling me they could not renew my lease due to them. (At the time they were 5 and 2 year old twins, my oldest having autism) I also have had to deal with mold to the point my family is having health problems due to it. We will be happy to get out of this house and away from this company!! And watch out my friend rented from them she had a house that had bedbugs, cockroaches and mold. They have a thing with saying its your responsibility to take care of the problems... So would I rent from them again, no. Would I recommend to a friend or family member, no.
Saw rentals online on trulia and zillow, inquired. very slow response and then asked me several questions that I feel were too invasive for someone who was just looking into a few places. noted they require a credit check PRIOR to a viewing. please do not do this, how am i gonig to pay for and share my personal information prior to a viewing? What if i do not want any of your places, (my concern was validated by several reviews of bugs and poor apartment upkeep etc ) basically it is a management corp bottom line is money, they will not care to upkeep property. go elsewhere and never do a check Before you are sure you want the place.
There are 2 parts of this company, the real estate side and the property management side. I was told the 2 are separate but both use HomeWorks in their signature. I own a home in South Bend and wanted to know if the real estate market had bounced back enough that it would be worth putting the house on the market or if I should rent it and if renting was the way to go, then I needed a property manager. I was looking for a professional opinion. Dusti Gardner is the broker who viewed my home. She literally blew me off after visiting the home. After I emailed her several tiems, she finally said "We should list at $..................". Well I had several questions that she never answered, like my #1 - What type of offers can I expect? I needed to know if it was reasonable to expect enough to pay of the mortgage. Dusti never answered my questions and I should note here, she communicates only by email, no phone calls despite my asking her to call. Once I told the agent from the management side, Christy Lewis, that Dusti wasn't responding and I was communicating with another broker, Dusti then emailed with excuses for not contacting me and saying "this is not how I do business". Now for the property management part: Christy Lewis was always very responsive. My only complaint about Christy is that she is also an emailer and never called even when asked to do so. I spoke with her on the phone two times when I called her. Anyway, after having several brokers evaluate my house/property, I decided to rent for a while and try to sell again at a later date. I asked to see copies of HomeWorks property management contract and a lease. What I concluded from the contracts is they are not concerned about maintaining the property. Just a couple examples: They weren't going to maintain the A/C, considered it a convenience item, and there was no place in the lease to specify whether or not smoking was allowed. There were many other things in the contracts that concerned me, but you should have the idea by now. I marked up the agreement with areas of concern and emailed it to Christy with some questions. I was informed there would be no negotiating and if I didn't like it, I should go elsewhere. I went elsewhere. Due to a previous similar statement, I was already in contact with another company. Also, I had found some really bad reviews from tenants and I was concerned how that would affect my ability to find a tenant through them.