Austin >Real Estate Agents > Uptown Realty LLC
2309 Rio Grande, Austin, TX | Directions 7870530.287228 -97.744738
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: West University, Central Austin
Uptown realty really eased in my search for a house. They quickly helped my friends and I find a place to stay that was both cheap and was in a good location. I would probably still be searching for housing if I hadn't gone with uptown realty.
I worked with Marcus after trying to find a place for 3 months and going through many different realtors. Marcus gave us the best options and actually worked to find what we were looking for. He was always on time during meetings and even worked after hours to help.
If you're at Uptown Realty, ask for Marcus. He helped me find a house for rent in a short time frame and within my budget. He made the search process so much easier.
Great service and nice helpful staff. found exactly what i was looking for near campus for 6 people
Uptown Realty was really great with helping me find a place that felt like home for this coming year. I was connected to Marcus Federman after finding his information through a YouTube video. He was very honest with me in telling me what was available, what was going quickly, and where I could get the best place to fit my (and my roommates') needs. He ended up finding us a wonderful condo and kept in touch with us until all of the paperwork was signed and official. Marcus did an excellent job with keeping us updated on what the status of our search was, and spoke with several property managers to make sure we were getting the best of the best. I would definitely recommend Uptown Realty to anyone who is looking for apartment/condo/house in Austin.
Marcus from Uptown Realty was my realtor this past year. He was awesome at finding an apartment that met me and my roommates specifications! He was so helpful in keeping us up to date on details about places when we were looking. Marcus was also helpful in answering all our questions and giving us his honest opinion about places we looked at. I will definitely use him again if I move!
Marcus at Uptown Realty proved fantastic to work with. He always tried to keep my five roommates and me up to date with what occurred on a daily basis in the Austin housing market. Looking for properties in Austin can be extremely frustrating, but Marcus took several hours out of his day to show my roommates and me six or seven different locations. Despite the speed with which properties move off the market, Marcus never pressured us to sign anywhere we did not feel comfortable with. His willingness to work with us made us feel like valued customers. Uptown Realty and Marcus were wonderful to do business with.
I worked with Marcus Federeman at Uptown Realty LLC and he was a great help. He was available to show me a few houses in west campus and I had a great experience. Once I found a house Marcus made signing all the paperwork an easy process. I would definitely recommend this realty company over the other ones in west campus.
Do not work with Tony Lazarov. I'm not sure if this is how he operates, or the entire Uptown Realty company.
We had an external realtor show us an Uptown Realty property, which we decided to apply for. During the application process, Tony was awful with communication both to our realtor and to us. He kept saying we needed various forms to prove our income level, otherwise we would need to get a guarantor. As we tried various guarantors and submitted various forms to prove our income, he kept asking for more via our external realtor.
During this time, one of the applicants decided to seek another opportunity. As soon as she communicated this to Tony, he said that we had been approved, and since we were approved we forfeited the preemptive $2,000 security deposit (money order). We argued that he never communicated to us that we were approved, in fact he had communicated the opposite.
It was a nightmare at that point. The person who was going to drop out of the lease had to stick with it. We negotiated with them about last month's rent, which he said we had agreed to pay (only one person had agreed to doing that) to prove our financial abilities. We were generous to even give them half month's last rent at that point, as they had magically approved us without a guarantor or everyone agreeing to pay last month's rent.
He also charged us a $400 "administrative fee," so we could pay him for his awful, unprofessional, weasely behavior. When we needed to sit down to finalize and sign the lease, SUPRISE he was "out of the country," so he did not even fulfill his obligations to look over and explain the lease to us before our move in date.
Avoid Tony Lazarov and Uptown Realty, look for administrative fees in an application, and avoid ever paying a large security deposit until lease signing.
DO NOT USE UPTOWN REALTY! I too rate this place with ZERO stars. They are only after money, and if they can get more, you will be left out in the cold with no place to live. That is what happened to us. My daughter was told by UR that she had 48 hrs. to turn in a signed contract for the place she was already living in. She turned the contract in, signed, within the day. She was told she had the house, then was told that some other people 'needed this house'. The person who told my daughter she had the house apparently didn't have the authority to tell my daughter she had the house, that is what another person at Uptown told her. She got the runaround like you wouldn't believe.
We considered getting a lawyer for Uptown Realty breaking their contract but my daughter no longer wants to do business with Uptown Realty, does not want to live in any of their properties and will not recommend this company to anyone.
They are shady, crooked, liars, and have no morals whatsoever.
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