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315 days ago

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1032 days ago

Over 85% of our furniture was damaged!!!

Think twice before you use ABF U-Pack to move!

As an elderly couple, we have moved nine times and have never had this terrible of an experience before.
We paid for ABF to pack our furniture.
We packed everything else (boxes) including all our fragile things, clearly marked the boxes as such with list of what was inside.

85% of our furniture was damaged!!!
The furniture was not padded correctly and the 15% that wasn't damaged was correctly loaded at the front of the truck. The damaged furniture was at the rear of the truck. Not properly loaded to say the least.

Many of the fragile marked boxes we packed were 24+% CRUSHED. Since we packed them and have been through the drill, nothing that we packed was damaged. Heavy boxes were loaded on top of clearly marked fragile boxes.

Let me put what over 85% damage is into perspective.
43 pieces of furniture damaged out of 50.

To further aggrevate the situation we couldn't really move in for over 90 days do to extent of damage and length of time to "settle".

We had an expert who made furniture for Ethan Allen for over 20 years and now repairs and sells high end hand made furniture. We asked, because ABF required us to have him give us an estimate. Our guidelines to him were simple. We just wanted the furniture to look like it did before they moved it - repaired or replaced as needed.

ABF U-pack sent out an expert. Interesting that he first introduced himself as representing us. We asked who was paying him for his time, etc. He said ABF. So we said you clearly aren't represent us.

Our expert and their expert where significantly different - well over $10,000. We complained with no satisfaction. I tried to contact the President of ABF, had somebody contact me who was pleasant to deal with but wouldn't consider anything other than what they offered.

Possible we could arbitrate of in this situation sue for gross negligence, but lots of time, irritation, etc. and would likely come down to our expert versus theirs.

We would strongly suggest that you think twice about using ABF U-Pack. Obviously we will never use them again and regret that we did in the first place.

Saving a few bucks cost us dearly.

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1047 days ago

They managed my property in Albuquerque for a couple of years. The first year was OK but then everything deteriorated rapidly. We needed major plumbing work done to the property. AMMRE said they would solicit bids from their local contacts (we're out of state). They could only get one bid that came in at $150,000. I was suspicious that only one plumbing contractor would be interested in a job of this size so I told them I would also be soliciting bids. I found a company in Texas to travel in to Alb and do the work for $40,000. Annoyed and suspicious, I went through the previous year's operating statements and found that the occupancy they said we had in the apartments did not match with the income they collected. They said the high vacancy was because of the plumbing problems in the building. When I told them the rents collected didn't match the actual occupancy, they said they were allowing certain tenants to stay rent-free during the rehab work. I asked why they never asked me and they had no real answer. The work was going on for 6 months and didn't affect the habitability of the units for more than 1-2 weeks cumulative, so a lot of rent went uncollected (at least by me).

At this point, my building's manager stopped returning my phone calls and emails.

I diplomatically contacted the owner of AMMRE with my concerns about how my building was being managed. I gave her the benefit of the doubt that maybe she had a rogue employee and was unaware of what was going on.She listened was apologetic, said that didn't sound like something the he (the manager) would do intentionally, and said the she would have the manager contact me immediately. He never did. I called again a couple of days later, and she said something like "he hasn't called you yet?". Keep in mind they work every day in the same 2000sq ft building about 3 rooms apart.

I'm still not 100% sure what was going on but the absolute best case scenario is that our building was being horribly mismanaged. The other, more likely scenario is that we were being taken advantage of by the people we put in charge of our investment.

At that point I gave 30 days notice that we were switching management companies. I decided to bite my tongue and be diplomatic about it because they still had my building for 30 days. I called the owner again and said that it just wasn't working out and to please help the transition go smoothly. She said she was sorry I felt that way but they would cooperate fully.

They did not return calls of the new company either and delayed just about everything during the process (turing over keys, access to the building, etc).

With our new management company, cashflow skyrocketed almost immediately. My only regret (other than not pulling the plug on AMMRE sooner) was that I didn't share my experience with more people. I doubt I was the only person this happened to.

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1203 days ago

I am in a very bad situation, and need to get out of it fast. But I'm not so desperate as to go from bad to worse just to get out of where I'm living. I am glad for the reviews and found them very helpful! I hope that those people who had the bad situations and have "inside" knowledge of what actually happens in that office, and paper work to back their claims.. Take that info to the BBB and the city. With proof, comes the right help. Obviously those people need a few lessons in how to run a business.

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1222 days ago

So about Albuquerque movers. Other than the fact that the name of this city is one of the hardest to spell in the country, it is a good pla...

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1222 days ago

So about Albuquerque movers. Other than the fact that the name of this city is one of the hardest to spell in the country, it is a good pla...

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1226 days ago

I know 2 people that got thier cars stolen while living there and the "security" did nothing to help. It is shared security and good luck if they show up at all. Managment has shown to lie to cover thier butts in matters concerning move outs. Management does not inform people of the move out inspection so they can be there during the inspection. Management will charge up the ass for everything and claim they have pics, when you know good and well it was left in pristine condition. BEWARE OF THEM!!

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1231 days ago

I've rented from Three Sons Property mgmt for the past 6 years. I've never had a problem with the girls in the office or the manager. I've called for maintenance and someone comes within the next day or two. I started with a 1 bedroom and moved to a 2 bedroom and left the apartment clean, they gave me my full deposit back. Not many companies or owners do that! Maybe if someone has had a bad experience its cause you have a bad attitude or you didn't hear what you wanted to hear. You get what you give in life.

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1234 days ago

I had a bad unprofessional experience with the Abq office. A person there by the name of Gloria said she was going to change an amount for a fee that was told to me by the seller and at closing i walked out of the meeting due to the lie and she gave me her professional word that she would change the amount. we she lied and i lost all faith in this buisness and it was unethical and unprofessional. I also called back to see if she would honor her word and she kept avoid me. One person can ruin a buisness. thanks, Larry

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1299 days ago

Dave and Greg did a great job during our local move. They were prompt, courteous, and worked tirelessly during every minute of the process. Will definitely use again if needed!

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