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Dace Dislere served as property manager for my former home in San Francisco for a period of three years and did an outstanding job in handling everything from finding and selecting tenants to tenant relations to repairs to providing financial statements and the like. My tenants held her in equally high esteem. I highly recommend her and the Progressive Property Group.

Jeffrey S., Owner

I have worked with Progressive Property Group on several occasions. They are not only professional but they know the rental market extremely well and I have and will continue to refer friends and associates to them. They know the SF rental market, respond to my phone calls and have always been there when I needed assistance. TOP NOTCH!

Bill K., Owner

I have worked with two other property management companies in the last 20+ years, and Progressive is simply the best. They take great care of my tenants who, feel they are listened to and get action on their appropriate concerns. Progressive is always there, and details about the properties are addressed expeditiously and professionally. Their monthly and year-end reports are so good, I just hand them to my tax preparer. They are courteous, professional and intelligent. I enjoy working with them and believe they take excellent care of my property.

Michael M., Owner

Great job. Within 3 weekends Progressive had my condo painted, prepped and rented. They stepped up to the task, and did a great job, on a moment’s notice.

Justin W., Owner

As a landlord, I HIGHLY recommend Joe Gillach at Progressive. His advice on getting my house ready to rent was spot on, and voila, he found me the perfect tenants. Joe is thoughtful, professional, responsive and really knows the SF market. I could not have been in better hands.

Carole B., Owner

We were pleased with your outstanding performance. You were helpful to us and the tenants–you worked efficiently, accurately; we will certain keep your company at the top of our list if service is ever required again. We would also recommend your company to others if asked.

James and Betty Y., Owners

I recommended the services of Progressive to one of my real estate client who wanted to rent out his condo. Dace was very prompt and professional in addressing the work that needed to be done and putting the unit for rent. She found tenants in a very short time and I will definitely use her service again in the future.

Isabelle G., Owner

My rentals are always prepared to show in top notch condition. I have had tenants say that most apartments they see are not nearly as clean and appealing as ours. As a result, we rent quickly and at market rents.

Lucy C., Owner

I worked with Joe Gillach to get my Russian Hill condo rented to lovely tenants. They came prepared with financial information packets including credit scores and an obedience certificate for their dog. Joe made the process easy and clear – he has a great communication style and puts everyone at ease. Joe is detail oriented and doesn’t miss a thing in putting together and signing contracts. Not only that, Joe is a San Francisco history buff and knows a lot of fun details about the buildings and neighborhoods.

Christy H., Owner

As an apartment owner in Mill Valley, I highly recommend the professional, competent cost-effective management that I receive from Progressive Property Group. What I like best:
– Statements are timely and complete.
– Their trusted sources of reliable vendors are bonded, licensed and insured.
– My tenants are happy with their services and speedy response.
– My emails and calls are returned promptly.
– When a vacancy occurs, the apartment is quickly refurbished, marketed aggressively and rented to the best candidate after thorough but fast screening.
– With my hectic schedule, I would not continue to be a rental property owner without the knowledgeable staff at Progressive handling the property. Life is better when I let them take the stress out of property ownership.

Barbara, Owner

Finally I’m happy! I have worked with many property management companies in San Francisco and have finally found one that has integrity. I have worked with Dace and Joe for many years now and have nothing but good things to say. I can recommend this company with confidence.

Vickie L., Owner

Progressive has been managing my 6 unit building for over 10 years. In that time I have had tenant turnover and the huge task of painting and replacing exterior decks and stairs. The team at Progressive has guided me through these projects and been hands-on in all respects.

Joseph M., Owner

Wow – Dace and Progressive have exceeded my expectations. I myself am a full time licensed agent here in the city, and have been in the real estate industry for 12 years. I have worked with hundreds of real estate professionals over the years and I’m picky. When it was time to rent my own place I knew I didn’t have the capacity or expertise in rentals to handle it myself. Enter Dace. Seriously, if you consider the amount of time you save (communication with renters, repair management, showing the property, vetting prospective tenants, answering questions) the property management fee that she charges is a STEAL. DIY rental at your peril! Thank you Dace and Progressive Property Group, you rock!

Amy C., Owner

PPG brought a personal touch and local knowledge that allowed our historic Victorian to generate income without a worry from us. Without them, we would probably not be in the renting market.

Katherine & Ted E., Owners

Our house rented within a week, after one open house, with multiple applications from well qualified tenants. Joe was professional, courteous, diligent and very responsive. We are very happy with the outcome. Progressive did an excellent job helping us price the house, market the home, find and vet tenants, and finalize contract and payment.

Rob H., Owner

I ran several sales organizations when I lived in NYC. If I had representatives as professional and attentive as Dace, I could have “phoned” my job in. She was and is a joy to work with.

Laurence S., Owner

With Progressive Property Group, we got a true partner who brought a level of concern and attention to detail more typical of an owner than a property manager. They are an A+ team.

Deborah Udin, owner and former managerZephyr Real Estate

Joe Gillach has helped me rent out my place in the Castro twice. Both times he rented it in only a couple of days! His service has been amazing. And, my tenants have nothing but raves about working with him. This last rental he worked with my old tenants on the move out and my new ones on the move in. I just sat back and watched it all happen. He made it simple. I would recommend his services to anyone and will continue to use Joe without hesitation.

Craig S., Owner

We worked with a lot of property managers through the years and I would like to let you know that we’ve found you to be very hardworking, responsible, intelligent and fair. These are all very important virtues, we appreciate having the experience of working with Dace.

Tessa H., Owner

As a San Francisco property owner renting, I have worked with a couple different agencies to help find new tenants. Progressive exceeded my expectations. Joe is incredible to work with – very knowledgeable, provides excellent communication and follow-up, and found a high quality tenant in a timely manner. In addition to finding the tenant, he ensures that the transition into the property goes smoothly – meeting with the tenant at the property the day of move in AND providing a list of potential questions to me as the owner to proactively assist the tenant. Very helpful! Especially since we don’t currently live in the Bay Area, it was very comforting to know that our condo was being taken care of by a very professional and responsible team. I highly recommend Progressive to any property owner looking for a renter.

Laura C., Owner

Five star rating. Technical/financial complexities were involved with our account. Dace proved to be knowledgeable, dedicated – and patient. I was very impressed with how much equal care she demonstrated for both landlord and tenant. This reflects honesty and integrity. Dace has always been timely with her responses and accurate with the reports that she submits. Having ownership experience of over 200 units, I can state absolutely that Dace has been the consummate professional!

Samantha G., Owner

I have to take a moment to say I think Joe Gillach of PPG is amazing. He came highly recommended by a real estate Agent – Amy Clemens at Zephyr. I needed help and advice on renting my place out. Joe was always attentive, and made you think you were the only client at that moment. He has a world of experience in every aspect of property ownership. He came to look at the place and advised me on what to replace and what to repair based on aesthetics and function for rental or to sell. He also provided a list of vendors who he trusted. They were extremely responsive when I called. Joe is also the type to follow-up. He knows you hired him because you’re too busy and may not know the ins and outs. So he’s always on top of it as well as updates you. He also answers all questions gladly. In fact he encourages you to ask questions. And to top it off, the house was rented in less than 2 weeks on the market (actually it was shorter but the paper work had to clear). Okay, that’s a function of the market. But Joe put the ads in the right places. He chose very nice and responsible renters. People who turned out to be house caring types! All in all, Joe was very professional and personable. He has great taste without being dogmatic. I cannot recommend him enough. 5 stars just isn’t enough to say how much I appreciated his very professional work. You will not go wrong with Joe.

Elizabeth W., Owner

My real estate company provided Progressive’s name as a possible property manager for a recently purchased condo. Dace was responsive from day 1 and very helpful. As an out of town buyer, I was unfamiliar with some of the norms. After viewing the property, Dace was able to recommend an appropriate market based rent and then find suitable renters for the property. I have had a very positive relationship with Progressive and would recommend them highly to others.

Matthew L., Owner

In 30 days, Joe had the apartment cleaned, painted, carpeted, everything inside fixed, and rented to a perfect couple at a VERY nice rent. He was a pure pleasure to deal with. He moved quickly and efficiently, communicated well, and was more than friendly to both me and the tenants. Best of all, I trust him completely. He not only had my best interests in mind, but wanted to make sure the experience for the tenants was great, too. Working with him has been a delightful experience. I cannot recommend him enough!

Tony S., Owner

We have worked with Joe to manage our property in San Francisco when we moved overseas. We interviewed several agencies and chose Progressive for their straightforward practices – for both the tenant and the landlord – and ‘roll up your sleeves and get it done’ attitude. We continue to work with them and are completely happy with the process to date. I would recommend working with Joe at Progressive without hesitation.

Natasha C ., Owner

I contacted Progressive Property Group back in July of 2013 to help me find bona fide tenants for my 2BR/1BA condo in Lower Nob. Within the span of three weeks, Joe coordinated repairs and cleaning with his recommended contractors for a fabulous price and topped the experience off with finding the most awesome of tenants.

All of the correspondence and billing I had with Progressive Property Group and their contractors was conducted via email. This was very convenient for me as I was working out of state at the time. Joe was always prompt in responding to my questions, concerns and many requests.

My experience with Progressive Property Group was absolutely fantastic. I would not hesitate to utilize their services again in the future and would highly recommend them for property management.

Darrell W., Owner

Dace and the Progressive Property Group managed my San Francisco house for the last four years while I was living overseas. Dace did an absolutely fantastic job of managing our investment and ensuring that all maintenance issues were taken care of. She also was fantastic at marketing our property and ensuring that our property was rented to great tenants. Progressive Property Group was always professional, responsive, and proactive at looking after our interests as owners. Couldn’t be happier to work with Progressive!

Doug R., Owner

I have worked with Progressive Property Group for several years in a couple of different capacities. In both cases I have found their level of professionalism to be stellar, accurate combined with very honest answers and solutions. I enjoy working with Dace and Joe as they have made my life so much easier. I look forward to a long and very lasting relationship with them.

Jeannette R., Owner

Joe, and Progressive Property Group, simply offer the best relocation services in the San Francisco area. We could not be more thrilled with our end result, and recommend both the company and Joe without the slightest reservation.

Jenn C., Relocation Client

I relocated to San Francisco on a tight timeline with high standards. I wanted to have the keys to a perfect apartment within 10 days. Joe Gillach at Progressive nailed it for me with 3 days to spare.
Joe was prompt and responsive by email, coordinated a schedule on short notice and then took me on a highly enlightening two day tour of the city. He’s deeply knowledgeable about the area and was able to explain each neighborhood to me in detail. In two days we visited about 15 properties that matched my constraints and by the end of it I knew exactly what I wanted.
Joe made a daunting process a total pleasure. I recommend him highly.

Baharat M., Relocation Client

My husband and I recently relocated to San Francisco, and we could not have done it without the help of Joe Gillach from Progressive Property Group. Joe’s profound market knowledge and thoughtful and thorough approach resulted in us finding the perfect place — in literally two days! Given that we had little familiarity with SF, Joe took an abundance of time, on the front end, to explain the pros and cons of various areas and to understand our family’s precise needs and priorities. As a result, he was able to ferret out options that truly worked for us. Additionally, as the SF rental market grows increasingly more competitive, Joe not only served as an on-the-ground, credible resource, but he ensured that our application was comprehensive and served as an advocate for us while negotiating rental fees and lease structure. Lastly, Joe remained with us until the very end… Participating in the walkthrough with the owner to make certain that we were getting exactly what had been promised. I can’t speak highly enough of Joe and Progressive, and I encourage you to retain their services if you’re in need of a rental.

Jenny M., Relocation Client

Having the pressure of relocating to the area from Chicago, I was not only on a tight timeline, but was generally overwhelmed with the daunting task ahead of me. Joe not only was flexible with my work schedule in showing me a place, but took the time to answer the many questions that I had. What was most impressive to me was the fact that even after I had already signed the lease and moved in, Joe took the time to answer a few other questions that I had about the area and offered some great advice putting my mind at ease about this new place I call home. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Joe and PPG to anyone I knew that was looking for a home or apartment.

Scott P., Relocation Client

I worked with Joe from PPG for a corporate relocation and the process could not have gone better. I came to San Francisco with no knowledge of the housing market, geography, history, etc… and Joe took the time to help educate me on all things Bay Area throughout our search for the perfect apartment. He went above and beyond to ensure that I found a satisfactory living situation. All in all, a great experience–I highly recommend Joe and PPG.

Cole M., Relocation Client

We had an absolutely awesome experience moving to the San Francisco area, thanks to Joe Gillach and Dace. They quickly found us a beautifully furnished and well maintained apartment that fit our needs perfectly for a short term while we were looking for long-term options. Joe helped us with every need that arose. We were able to sign the lease electronically, while traveling remotely, and Joe & other staff would stop by and help us out anytime we needed assistance. There was no request for help that they did not take care of for us. All we had to do was ask. Can’t say enough about how nice they are to work with, and plan that we will probably be using them again in the future.

Cheryl D, Relocation Client

If I could give Laurea with Progressive ten stars I would. She and I communicated for only one day via emails back and forth about my wishes/price range. That night she found me a beautiful spot in Pacifica which we were going to tour at noon the next day. At 10:30 the next morning I received the phone call I dreaded…it had been rented out from under us. BUT, within 30 minutes she had found another place, and by 1PM I had signed the lease. My new home is a little less expensive than the first, has an absolutely wonderful landlord, and in a more convenient location. It’s perfect. She saved me hours and hours of valuable time and was well worth every cent of their fee. Imagine…..nailing it on the first try!

Ellen B., Relocation Client

We relocated to Marin last year from the East Coast and found our dream apartment listed with Progressive. Joe was extremely responsive even though we were speaking remotely, and was able to show us the apartment during our tight apartment hunting window. He helped us negotiate special lease terms with the owner, and we happily signed a lease. The lease signing process is all handled online and is super easy. As tenants, we’ve been very pleased. Rent payments are also handled online. Maintenance requests have been addressed promptly and professionally. It’s been great to work with an independent management company that knows SF and Marin and is very focused on customer service.

Eric L., Relocation Client

Look no further if you are trying to find the best possible reloc. services in San Francisco. I cannot express enough how helpful Joe G. from Progressive was in our search for an apartment on incredibly short notice.

To provide some background, myself and two others found out about a job opportunity in San Francisco on short notice and had to find a place & relocate within less than 3 weeks. We tried the craiglist route for ~1 week but found it near impossible to find and sign a lease for a 3 BR in the city with the specs we needed(parking, young location, somewhat affordable!). I then came across Progressive, and in particular, Joe, and decided to sign up.

Almost immediately, Joe hopped on the phone with my roommates and I and assessed our priorities/requests in terms of housing and gave us his initial impression on the options we would likely have in front of us. His knowledge of the city and apartment parket is second to none, and we felt extremely confident that he could find the best option available for us.

For 2-3 days, Joe then toured around numerous apartment openings with a roommate of mine and diligently hunted down landlords/leasing agents to find a place that we would like(finding an affordable 3BR with parking in a decent location is not easy!!). Sure enough, Joe managed to give us a look at a newly renovated appt almost immediately after it came on the market and we signed the lease shortly afterwards. Within less than 2 weeks, Joe had found us, quite literally, our ideal apartment.

If you want to make sure you are truly seeing the best options available and want someone to walk you through the tumultuous apartment hunt in SF, go with Progressive. I assure you it will be well worth your time!!!!

Vincent B., Relocation Client

I worked with Joe Gillach when I moved to San Francisco from New York and I am so happy I found him/ Progressive Property Group! I have rented many apartments in my day and I think the key things to look for in a real estate agent are finding someone who gets back to you and really listens to your needs in terms of what you are looking for and Joe definitely did! I told him what I wanted and he showed me many places that fit my needs before I settled on an amazing apartment in Nob Hill. He knows the city cold and I felt like I could ask him anything about San Francisco (and I did!). He made my transition to San Francisco very smooth and I am very grateful for his services!

Nicole N., Relocation Client

I worked with Joe Gillach when I was moving from Boston to San Francisco for work. Best apartment search process I have ever been through – and I have done it quite a few times. I only had 2 days on the ground in San Francisco and Joe was able to schedule 15 apartment viewings before they went to open house. Joe did an incredible job focusing in on exactly what I was looking for. As an added bonus, we had a lot of fun with Joe for the two days we were with him! We learned a lot about San Francisco in a short period of time. Joe is knowledgeable, professional and very detail oriented. He has managed all the logistics and paperwork. I would 100% recommend Joe and Progressive to anyone trying to navigate the San Francisco real estate market! (Hopefully as evidenced by the fact that this is my FIRST Yelp review ever)

Emily M., Relocation Client

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joe Gillach at Progressive over the last year or so and will continue to utilize his professional services in the future. I was challenged with an assignment to provide temporary housing for three families in San Francisco on relatively short notice. As most folks are aware the SF rental market is highly competitive and restrictive. Through Joe’s excellent market knowledge and sage advice we were able to present ourselves competitively to landlords while competing with rival tenants. We were able to successfully place all three families in housing that met all of their needs. Joe always goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is in the communication loop and his thoroughness allows me to focus on other tasks. As it turned out we rented three units that weren’t managed by progressive and I received compliments from the landlords on Joe’s professionalism and diligence. I will be utilizing his services over the next few years and I wouldn’t consider using anyone else!

Greg B., Relocation Client

My husband and I recently relocated to San Francisco, and we could not have done it without the help of Joe Gillach from Progressive Property Group. Joe’s profound market knowledge and thoughtful and thorough approach resulted in us finding the perfect place, in literally two days!

Jenny M., Tenant

If I could give SIX STARS, I would. I would like to HIGHLY recommend an agent named JOE GILLACH. Not only did he find us the PERFECT place to live in SF, but the experience he provided was top notch and so refreshing. He SAVED us!!!

Damian D., Tenant

I wanted a turnkey, furnished, nicer apartment for a 6 month period before leaving for a sabbatical, and Progressive did a great job renting to me. Joe provided a very tight service, more like one would expect from a hotel than from a property manager. Everything was above-board and timely. Would recommend them to other renters.

Michael M., Tenant

Joe helped us through the entire leasing process! My roommate and I just had the pleasure of working with him when looking for an apartment in the city. We ended up finding a wonderful apartment by the ballpark. Joe was very easy to get in contact with. After sending in our applications we were approved within 24 hours and we moved right ahead. Everything was finalized today and we couldn’t be happier. I have worked with realtors before when renting but never have had such a good experience as with Joe and Progressive. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for renting a home.

Lauren J., Tenant

We rented a house represented by Dace and her folks. It’s been almost a year and we can’t be happier with them. It’s an old house so not surprisingly many things failed during our stay, including the fridge, cooking range, washer, among other. Dace has always returned my calls or emails quickly, and taken care of repair requests in a timely fashion. I would assume the owner is pretty happy with her too. We rented the house the same day it went on market (the pictures Dace put on craigslist were very helpful and she was readily available via phone). Now we’re moving in a week and Dace has found the next tenant within a week. We also found her website handy. It includes important phone numbers if you’re new to SF, as well as useful forms like notice to vacate. It provides automatic bank draft as rent payment option, which saved us monthly trips to the post office (and ensured speedy payment to the owner too I guess). Overall a very pleasant one year for us. Thank you Dace!

Craig S., Tenant

I LOVE the online payment option offered through Progressive Property Group! What a wonderful idea and tool.

Dana W., Tenant

I rented from Progressive Property Group for just about 2 years and couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience. Dace always responded quickly to any queries we had and she was always respectful. After dealing with a couple of mediocre landlords/property managers in the past, it was refreshing to see that renting doesn’t always have to be a drag. I would recommend Progressive Property to anyone… you will not be disappointed!

John B., Tenant

I have only praises to sing for Progressive, especially Dace. The process of getting fully vetted and signed into our new space took less than 24 hours! Dace was awesome, and even came out to us to pick up our deposit check. Dace and the electronic lease signing made the whole process as easy as pie. This firm is great and they know their stuff. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an apartment to rent in the SF area.

Bobby M., Tenant

My roommate and I just rented an apartment through Joe Gillach at Progressive last week, and it was by far the best experience I have had with a rental agent. The process was quick and efficient – from arranging the initial showing to the application process. Within 12 hours of submitting our applications, we were approved by both Progressive and the owner for move-in, and by using the digital leasing system that they provided, my roommate who was traveling internationally could even sign the lease to finalize our apartment. Even after signing the lease, Joe continued to help us access the apartment for measurements and connect us with the owner. I would highly recommend Joe and Progressive for anyone looking to rent. Not only was he efficient but he was also friendly and accommodating throughout the entire process.

Dana T., Tenant

Progressive is by far the best and most professional property management company we’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

Brianna W., Tenant

I’ve never written a yelp review before, but was inspired to do so by the quality service I received from Dace at Progressive. From the outset, she was flexible, responsive, efficient and FAIR. All matters were handled in a timely fashion and she couldn’t have made matters easier. Much to my (really nice) surprise, her responsiveness continued after I moved in. Not only would I highly recommend Progressive to anyone searching for a place to live, I would use them myself to manage any property I rented out.

Gail F., Tenant

Looking for new housing in a competitive city like SF, in the middle of taking my last law school finals (ever!) was not something I was looking forward to. At all. Thankfully, finding Dace and Progressive Property Group saved me some time and frustration, by answering my email re: the apartment quickly, thoroughly explaining the features of the property and the lease, and providing a great online system to sign the lease with. Plus, as a soon to be graduate, it was great their application allowed me to explain my varied/untraditional sources of income. This was the first and only apartment we viewed and I feel like it was fate that I met Dace and got this place. She’s incredibly personable and professional, and it was a pleasure doing business with her. My husband and I are thrilled about our new place!

Joie F., Tenant

We had a great experience with Dace at Progressive! Looking for apartments in San Francisco is a harrowing experience. It’s like interviewing for three jobs and going on three first dates every single day. We got a great feeling from her immediately. She was the agent for the apartment we ended up renting and the whole thing was much easier because of her. Communication was super easy, and we were able to get the lease over a secure digital email dohickey business instead of faxing it. She was a joy, which was great! So many people we dealt with in that month were super duper shady. It’s refreshing to have someone kind in the business when you’re moving!

Booge B., Tenant

It may be a little unusual to write a review of your landlord, but I couldn’t let Joe Gillach go unrecognized. We rented a house in the sunset through Joe. I was immediately impressed with him at the open house, by his professionalism, friendliness, and efficiency, all of which carried over through our rental experience. At the open house, Joe had the property staged beautifully and had clearly put a lot of work into getting the property ready and to finding good tenants for the owners. If at any point we decide to rent out a home we own in San Francisco, we would definitely go through Joe.

Progressive was also extremely responsive with all house maintenance needs. We had a few issues and they were addressed IMMEDIATELY. We called about paint chipping off a windowsill and it was sanded and painted right away. A huge window became cracked and Progressive took care of it within days with professional installers. A closed door broke and was replaced. And, most importantly to me, when our stove and oven broke on Christmas Eve with a house full of family and uncooked food and Progressive did not have someone on staff to fix it, they allowed us to call a 24 hour repair service and paid the bill no questions asked.

Finally, with the move-out, Joe was responsive and clear. He told us what we needed to do, and when, to receive our deposit. Joe is as courteous, friendly, and professional as it gets in the property business.

Sully S. Tenant

I have been living in a Progressive Property managed building in the Marina for almost two years, and I would like to thank Joe Gillach for his part in making the experience incredibly pleasant. Joe has been extremely responsive with repairs and all aspects of apartment living, and he’s a first rate professional to work with. Well done Progressive!

Leslie L., Tenant