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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!