Also, I had to laugh about 10th Street Lofts. Get this (if you're bored and have nothing better to do).
I was recommended to check them out by a different place in Des Moines that I wouldn't qualify for (low income). I went online and found the site called apartmentratings.com. I instantly knew I wouldn't bother looking into them any further.
The earliest few reviews were all pretty negative with a response from the property saying they had hired completely new management.
There were then 5 reviews posted within 24 hours (all with identical syntax) going on about how amazing the place is. They were obviously called out for being phony, and "anonymous" posters responded to all 5 replies claiming to be tennants.
A new review was posted pointing out the fake reviews with a response from "anonymous" denying it.
5 more obviously fake reviews (sounding identical and only complimentary without any negatives) posted over the next few months.
Another review citing examples of how terrible the manager is. 2 "anonymous" responses defending the manager saying, "If I was the manager, I would've done the same!"
A new positive review complimenting the place and criticizing the negative reviewers.
Another negative review with a snarky response from an "anonymous" tennant.
Then, I had to post my thoughts. I noted that such behavior by a manager was pretty sketchy and pushed me away right off the bat. I basically just warned future people to look at all of the reviews. The response I got?
"Like we give a s##t. We're at nearly full capacity anyway, and we don't need some jerkoff like you here to begin with. If I found out who you are, I'd tell you "no vacancy." Sunny" (the manager)