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1169 days ago

Just a warning to anyone out there in the housing or apt market in Seattle to be very careful if ever having to deal with "Ricky Sadler". He seems to exhibit EXTREMELY aggresive and angry behavior. In my first and only encounter with Ricky, I simply left a voicemail for him that I was interested in one of his (8 or so) properties, and to please give me a call at his convenience. He called me back from a blocked number, the moment I answered I heard him screaming vile obscenities at other drivers. He then yelled his name at me, and told me he got my message. However he kept repeating how hard it made his life, and how stupid it was for anyone to leave a message and not mention what property they are calling about. That obviously was the end of our conversation. I of course, was interested in more than one, initially. Just a simple warning to all, this guy seems very unstable. His properties are listed at rd-house com

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1171 days ago

This law firm takes advantage of men and then slaps them up side the head with a hefty bill. You are at risk for loosing every thing including your kids. They have weak representation in court and attorneys in the area kick their butts. They don't help you settle your case and are not realistic but promise you the moon. They are over rated and under deliver all the time. Save your money, time and do not do business with them. THEY take away your dignity and kick you to the curb once you are broke working with them which was their goal in the first place. Thsi law firm hires good looking women with no brains to attract men to the law firm. Stay clear!!!!

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1178 days ago

It was my first offense ever in my whole entire life and I needed a Seattle DUI law firm that would not drag me over the coals. A friend of mine recommended Bradley Johnson Attorneys, so I gave them a call. I was surprised to find out that they really cared about my DUI case and that they worked very hard to get my charges reduced. In the end I got to keep my driving privileges because of the hard work they did on my case.

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1178 days ago

My father got into a situation involving a DUI a couple of months ago. I had used Bradley Johnson Attorneys before on a personal injury case...

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1180 days ago

Unfortunately, I've needed true legal counsel twice in my life - several years ago for my daughter, and most recently, for myself. There was no way, in either situation, that I would have been able to go it alone, and I didn't qualify for a public defender. Fortunately, when my daughter needed help, I saw Mr. Rodriguez' ad in the back of a weekly paper and made the call. Honestly, within just a few minutes, I felt a real sense of hope and relief. I was so lost, and knew nothing about the legal processes involved in my daughter's case. In the end, he had my daughter's charges dismissed, and the court practically apologized for their initial misjudgment of her. I recently needed legal representation for myself, and immediately knew who I was going to call - Mr Rodriguez. I was again in a situation that I could not have managed on my own. When I heard his voice, and he said "Yes, I can help.", that sense of hope and relief came back. Well, once again, he prevailed in court. Prior to our appearance, we had discussed what I hoped would be the court's decision, and, in the end, the decision was even better than we'd hoped for. Mr. Rodriguez is very easy to talk with. I never felt judged by him. He instills a real sense of confidence, and a feeling that everything will be ok. His ethics are commendable, and he is always very professional. It was great having a person like him defending me. Oh, and he has THE COOLEST quaint office! Thank you again

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1185 days ago

Barneys Jewelry & Loan has a lot to offer they have a great selection of jewlery. They even offer loans.

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1185 days ago

Working with Craig Walker at Cascade Mortgage was a pleasure. He was attentive to our needs and worked hard to put together a great loan fo...

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1186 days ago

I was recommended to Cascade Mortgage from a coworker in Seattle. When I got prequalified, they took time with me to explain what my option...

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1187 days ago

I went thru one of the hardest times in my life, and facing up 2 years in prison. Having the odds against me, 5 people saying (all friends) that I committed a crime that I did not commit. I was desperately looking for attorneys that could help me. From a big list I narrowed it down to a few attorneys that I met in person. After meeting with Jim, I knew I was going to pick him. With his extensive experience and his great personality, I knew he was very professional and that he really cared about me and my case. Jim Dixon was excellent in every aspect, at the time of the interviews with the people claiming I committed the crime, he was able to obtain a lot of conflicting statements from the alleged witnesses. All of this evidence was a definite factor for us to never pursue for a plea bargain and go for the trial. Just one week before the trial got a very tempting plea bargain, from 1 felony (assault 2) and 1 misdemeanor (assault 4), they offered me 2 misdemeanors (assaults 4) and they will be deferred in a period of 2 years, no jail time, some community service, after this such great deal, Jim was able to improve with his impressive negotiating skills to an Alford plea. This Alford plea greatly reduced the risk for a civil suit at a later time, this was a key factor for my decision. This kind of plea bargain is no offered very often and the reason I was giving this deal was greatly because of the impressive job that Jim Dixon had done with my case. If you meet Jim in person, you will realize right away that he is a trustworthy and reliable person. Jim Dixon is an excellent attorney and a great person. I could not had chosen a better attorney for my case.

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1195 days ago

I feel obliged to warn homeowners and tenants prior to using RD House to lease property. I do not smoke, have a perfect credit score and am a career minded, highly educated professional relocating to Seattle for a highly demanding 80 hour per week job. In short, I'm an ideal tenant. After two trips to Seattle I found the perfect place leased by RD House. I tried for almost a *week* to sign a lease. Ricky repeatedly told me the $1295 security deposit was fully refundable over the phone. However, I was also told that I would be unable to review the lease terms (to ensure this was in the lease) until I apply for the condo. No problem, until I read the application page that states (in caps) the following: "BY COMPLETING AN APPLICATION YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU WILL SIGN A LEASE FOR THE UNIT UPON APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION, AND THAT RD HOUSE REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WILL TAKE THE UNIT OFF THE MARKET BASED ON THIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (sic). IF FOR ANY REASON YOU DO NOT SIGN A LEASE AND YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE AMOUNT OF THE LISTED SECURITY DEPOSIT OF THE UNIT." Per two reviews I saw on google that mention legal action taken against RD House in small claims court, I was particularly wary of the situation I was being placed into. If apply for the unit and am approved, I am then liable for the $1295 security deposit. Ricky was unwilling to allow me to verify the lease terms that state the deposit would be refundable *before* applying the for the lease. If I subsequently find out the security deposit is non-refundable when I review the lease, I definitely would not sign it, but would be charged anyway based on the language above. This could be a double jeopardy/catch 22 situation he is putting me in, and I found it very sketchy. Ricky snapped when asked about this: "This is just how we do business and I'm not going to change our business for you." Why can't I review the lease? Given his reaction, I thought maybe I was wrong. I called my trusted real estate and Ricky snaps at him also. My agent said he has never experienced this sort of professional interaction in his 20+ years of work. In addition, RD House lists itself as members of the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound so I also contacted them. I was advised that while this is technically legal, this is a highly "questionable" business practice. I was told that this individual probably had not attended their training sessions, and and despite this particular experience, they have over 1400 members the vast majority of whom are excellent. She advised that I move on to another opportunity, of which there are numerous, and I did exactly that. But I'm still disappointed I wasn't able to sign the lease on the condo I wanted, which I see is still on the market. As an aside, RD House lists itself as "nominated for the 2010 Business of the Year Torch Awards, given by the Better Business Bureau to highlight companies that demonstrate excellence in the marketplace." I found this statement to be misleading; per the BBB website companies may self-nominate for this award. Based on my experience, I have doubts that RD House was nominated by the BBB, another tenant, or another property owner.

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