Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT STARS & STRIPES HOMES DTC, INC.

"Mike was excellent throughout the entire life cycle of my home. He was a great property manager while I rented out my house for four years and it always had a renter. We were able to raise rent each time and finally, after owning the house for seven years, we sold it in September! We got OVER asking price and he was contacting me throughout the entire process. As I am in the military and lived in three locations while he managed my property, there were never any huge issues. I highly reccomend him for a property manager and a realtor. Great job Mike, highly encouraged you to use him!"
- Jason E, posted on Trulia

"I hired Mike to be my Property Manager back in Spring 2011 and he has been absolutely amazing in all of our dealings. I highly value and respect his professionalism and amazing willingness to work with his clients on all things real estate and then some. He's even willing to bounce ideas back and forth to help improve the properties! More recently he is acting as our Agent to sell the house he has been managing for us for 3 years and again, absolutely no complaints. He recognizes the delicate balance between the needs of the owner and the needs of the tenant--a quality I have found extremely rare in other Companies. There is not a single negative comment I could make. Ethical, Fair, Professional, Creative!"
- Benjamin L , posted on LinkedIn

"Mike is one of the best real estate and rental agents that I have had the privilege of using over the my military tenure. With frequent moves and housing transactions, I have needed multiple agents in different capacities over the past decade, and Mike has proven to be the most reliable, personable, and trustworthy agent I have employed. Mike's handling of a troubled tenant at my property was exceptional and professional, ensuring that my property was taken care of while ensuring all actions were handled expeditiously. I have referred man friends to his company for questions about renting a house or renting their own property because of his expertise and reliability."
- Dr. Jeffrey W, posted on LinkedIn

"Mike went above and beyond all expectations for us. His knowledge of the market and unmatched selling strategy had our home sold the first day at full price. I would use no one else and highly recommend that you don't either."
- Rich S, posted on Trulia

"I've been working with Mike for a little over three years as a property manager and he just recently helped me sell my home. Mike is extremely meticulous, honest, and has the most integrity of anyone I have ever seen in the real estate business. He went out of his way ensure my home was consistently up to showing standards throughout the process and he was in communication with me daily throughout the entire process. Mike was extremely patient with me and truly listened and cared to the concerns and ideas I had. If I ever find myself in the Denver metro area again looking to buy, rent, or sell, Mike is the first and only agent I will look for!"
- Ben L, posted on Trulia

"I used Mike as both a property manager and realtor when I sold my rental property. He is top notch! He knows the local areas well, the market, and gives sound advice. He consistently had a renter in my property for over five years and had the home under contract for sale within the first day of showings. I can not say enough good things about Mike, his professionalism and work ethic."
- Amanda K, posted on Trulia

"Mike Giallanza and Brian Zohn of Stars & Stripes Homes DTC were both top-notch property managers. We had been stationed in the Denver area for several years and decided to build our dream home. We knew one day the Air Force would transfer us out but planned on returning. When the time came in 2013 to move, we called S&S as they were referred to us by neighbors in the Parker area. We had interviewed 5 different property management companies and from the very first contact, they were clearly the best choice for us. They had a very detailed, organized presentation and told us exactly what we would want to hear as property owners. During the course of the lease to the tenants, there were a few maintenance issues they accomplished for us, no problem! The Air Force is moving us back in just over a year. When we got the keys back from S&S, the home looked fantastic! The tenants they found for us treated the home extremely well. This is no surprise as the S&S screening process is quite stringent. Mike & Brian have my highest endorsement!"
- Mark G. Colonel, USAF posted on BBB

"Mike was my property manager for 2.5 years prior to representing me as my seller's agent. In all my dealings with Mike I found him to be very responsive, honest, and reasonable. When we were preparting to sell my townhome this summer, he had a clear plan as to how to maximize interest which resulted in 3 offers (and a likely 4th until they heard there were 3 alrady) on our first day on the market...and 2 of these offers were over asking price! I would highly recommend Mike for both your property management and real estate needs. I trust his judgment and believe his efforts were a direct impact on how quickly and successfully my townhome sold."
- Emily E. posted on Trulia

"I have worked with Mike in his role as a property manager for 5 years and I recently worked with him to sell my home. He has always done an excellent job as a property manager and the experience of selling and then buying a home with him was no different. He is professional, prompt, thorough and very easy to work with. He made every part of the difficult home buying, and selling, process very easy. I highly recommend Mike to anyone who is buying, selling or renting a home!"
- Calum White posted on Trulia

"I've been working with mike for almost 5 years. I iniitally rented a home with him shortly afterwhich acquired his services to rent my home while relocating to Austin, Texas. As of June 2014, he sold my home in two days exceeding the comp's in my area by $5,000!!! I've already recommended Mike to several friends and he has one of my referrals under contract for rent. Which has also been an awesome experience for my friend as well. Although I no longer live in the Colorado area, I continue to refer business to those I know living in the Colorado area! #honesthardworkingandamanofhisword!!!"
- Rudy W III posted on Trulia

"As a first-time home buyer I felt Mike did everything he could to help us feel comfortable and educated through the entire process of buying our first home. Mike spent as much time as we needed through the initial search, home visits, offer submission, contracts, appraisal, inspection and finally the closing process. Mike was honest, knowledgeable, accommodating, punctual and patient with us throughout! I would strongly recommend Mike to anyone that is remotely interested in finding a new place to call home, whether it be buying, selling or renting!"
- Jordan W posted on Trulia

"To say that I am grateful and appreciative of Mike's services would be an understatement. I've had the pleasure of working with him for the last 3 years. First, when I leased my SE Aurora home to relocate out of state, and secondly when I decided to sell recently. Mike is professional, diplomatic, thorough, persistent, optimistic yet honest & pragmatic. He was clearly devoted to fulfilling my requests to first rent and later sell my home, but was realistic & open about possible options and alternatives. Never pushy and or aggressive, his demeanor was always pleasant and calm. He would present the options, and I ultimately made my decisions based on his counsel. We were a great team! Honestly, I don’t think the deals would have gone as smoothly without Mike's determination and thoroughness – he knows his stuff and takes charge. Considering I live out of state, his proactive vs. reactive approach was very much appreciated. His impeccable knowledge of the market and timely preparation of sale details was a tremendous asset to me. I wholeheartedly recommend Mike's services for anyone who is looking to either sell or lease a home"
- Pam I posted on Trulia

"Mike was the most amazing managing broker! I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is professional, courteous, incredibly prompt and extremely nice. He also helped us sell the home at top dollar when we were ready. He also has many resources to improve the home if needed before renting or selling. We will most likely rent our current home in a few years and I wouldn't consider anyone else to handle the property. We love him!"
- Kerry J posted on Trulia

"Mike is by far the most experienced, friendly and flexible relator we have ever had...He worked with us from the beginning on our new home purchase with looking at over 100 properties, going thru each one, explaining the neighborhood, pros, cons and any question we could throw at him. If he didn't know at the moment, he would find out promptly. I would recommend Mike to any one who wants attention to detail, work with tough requests and is very helpful throughout the whole house purchase process!!! Thank you Mike for finding our dream home and guiding us thru the entire process of our purchase!!! Simply put...Amazing!!!!!"
- Joel T posted on Trulia

"I love Mike. We used him to buy or house and to sell our house and he did a fantastic job. Telling us what needed to be fixed to appeal to buyers and getting us through the selling process. Good down to earth guy."
- Christy B posted on Trulia

" I had a great experience as a renter with Stars & Stripes Homes. I worked with Mike Giallanza who was extremely professional, fair and helpful. He was responsive and helpful when possible. Their online rent payment system was easy and convenient. I would rent from him again should the opportunity present itself in the future."
- Emily K, posted on Google

" I wanted to share my wonderful experience working with Mike from Stars and Stripes. Mike helped us rent our home in Colorado. He did a great job in finding the right tenant for us and he took care of all the necessary maintenance of our home while we were in California. He really cared for our home as if it was his. When we had to do repairs, he helped us get quotes and find the right contractor for the job. When it was time to sell our house, he took care of all the necessary steps so that everything went so smoothly even though we were living out of state. If you are thinking of renting or selling your home, I highly recommend Mike."
- Gener J, posted on Google

" I have had the best experience with Brian and Mike. They took over the property management of my house with some very difficult tenants. They are worth every penny and have made this experience virtually painless. I would recommend them to anyone! I love them =)"
- Brynna W, posted on Google

" I recommend Michael for managing rental homes and also as a real estate agent. He did both for me on the same home. He handled a very sensitive issue with integrity and professionalism. He also listed my home and made specific recommendations that really helped in the sale of my home. His negotiation skills are refined and success driven. He is multi faceted in his thinking. He answered all my calls and questions. A great real estate agent, property manager."
- Marilynne M, posted on Trulia

" Mike is always friendly and responsive! He helped me buy a home and sell it two years later. Throughout both experiences he was honest and guided me to an excellent investment. I was also pleased to have him around because he was always courteous and polite to my family, friends, and neighbors. Highly recommended."
- Corey H, posted on Trulia

" Mike was referred to us by a friend who had used him as manager of his home in Aurora. I have found Mike to live up to the recommendation from my friend. He has been an excellent manager for our home in Aurora for the past 3 yrs. He is always responsive and brings not only the issue to be resolved but is proactive in bringing the solution as well. I highly recommend him for you."
- Steve E, posted on Trulia

" I strongly recommend Mike for both managing and/or selling your home. Mike managed my home in Centennial for four years and then served as my real estate agent when it was time to sell. Mike is incredibly responsive and he made both my renting and selling experiences worry free! The most important thing is that Mike treats your home (and your checkbook) like it is his own. He is also well connected with excellent companies and contractors who can provide service and maintenance for your property. He is a great property manager and real estate agent!"
- Linda K, posted on Trulia

" Mike helped me rent my condo and then sell it. He was great to work with and always resonded quickly to answer my questions! Thank you :)"
- Julianne A, posted on Trulia

" Stars and Stripes Homes (DTC) has been managing our rental property since July 2010 when we had to PCS from Buckley AFB to Oahu, HI. Mike always keeps us informed of all inspections and any issues as they arise. A pretty amazing feat considering we have never been in the same time zone. We are currently in NC. We don't micromanage them and they don't micromanage us. Our renters have never had any complaints with the management company and the longest vacancy we had was 8 days. I would highly recommend Stars & Stripes Homes DTC and Mike Giallanza to anyone looking for a property manager."
- Shehla K, posted on Yelp

" Stars and Stripes Homes DTC is the best!!! Mike is a great property manager and realtor. We had to relocate due to my husband's job, and Mike was able to find an great renter right away. When we decided to sell, he was able to help us get our house on the market and we were lucky enough to sell our home within 48 hours of posting it! We would have never been able to do that without Mike. Highly recommend using Stars and Stripes Homes DTC for either property management or for selling real estate. Thanks!!"
- Wendy K, posted on Yelp

" We used Stars and Stripes DTC for our home in Denver when my husband received orders to another state. They managed the property as a rental for 3 1/2 years and helped us place 3 different sets of tenants. Mike G. handled everything for us when ever issues came up and was excellent at keeping us informed. When we decided it was time to sell, he did it again and made the sale process effortless. I highly recommend Stars and Stripes, no matter what your real estate needs are!!"
- Stephanie M, posted on Yelp

" Stars and Stripes Homes DTC has been managing our rental property for a few years now. They have now found and placed two different renters into our property. Their background checks are great. They communicate clearly and regularly when it is needed. They respond to any requests from us or our renters in a timely manner, and resolve issues quickly and efficiently. I couldn't be happier with them. They are experienced, and really know their business. I highly recommend them if you are looking for excellent property management."
- Beth R. posted on Yelp

"Mike covered every facet of the selling process, from arranging my power of attorney to coordinating property refurbishment. Most importantly, I felt I was "in the loop" throughout the entire process; Mike kept me informed of everything going on and upcoming. I was given invoices as soon as they were available and Mike sent videos/photos of completed work. By the way, prior to this sale, this property was rented to numerous tenants and Mike was our property manager. He excelled in that roll as well. I would recommend Mike to anyone; he's a professional in every regard."
- Ron H, posted on Trulia

"Mike was very patient with us throughout the buying process. We saw a lot of properties together and he was able to get a good idea of what we were looking for and helped narrow down our choices. Even then, we still ended up putting 4 offers in before getting our property because of how hot the market was. He was very good with the back and forth with the sellers and had no problem walking away from a deal when it wasn't good for us. We really appreciate his knowledge of the market and will be using him again in the future. "
- Nate S, posted on Trulia

"Mike was wonderful in every way. He was extremely easy to work with and made the process easy. He took care of everything so I didn't have to worry."
- Lindsay W posted on Trulia

"Whether working with Mike on selling a home, buying a home, or managing a property, he has been there to handle all of our real estate needs over the past 8 years. He has spent countless hours helping us on both personal and investment properties, and he has taken the stress out of owning rental properties. Mike is a reliable, trustworthy resource and a pleasure to do business with."
- Michele K posted on Trulia

"I have bought and sold two houses with Mike and I can't imagine going to another Realtor. He has been extremely helpful and gives constant attention to the entire process. I highly recommend him for any Real Estate needs."
- Mark U posted on Trulia

"I've only known Mike for a couple of months now. But in that short time he has shown me he's very knowledgeable about all things “Real Estate”. From making suggestions on how to get our house ready for our first tenants, to giving them the keys, Mike has been outstanding in providing the property management services we've needed. Fantastic job, Mike. We're looking forward to working with him for years to come."
- Ray R posted on Trulia

"Mike is a 'gem' among the myriad of realtors. Working with him was a blessing, he is a reliable resource, responsive, and trustworthy. He understands the fluid market for housing in the Denver metro area; identified a marketing strategy for my townhome, and we were under contract with full price in less than 2 weeks. I would highly recommend Mike as a realtor, or a property manager."
- Jane D, posted on Trulia

"Mike had been my property manager for five years before he helped me sell my house recently. Mike has given me the greatest possible help! He truly is a blessing! He always brought the highest quality tenants. During the past five years, there were only couple minimal maintenance issues which he had his contractor fixed it timely and in a very reasonable price. When the lease had expired, he helped me list it on the market for sale; my house went under contract within two days and was sold for more than the listing price. It’s truly been a pleasure working with Mike. He is very kind, has good integrity, and knows the real estate extremely well. He has been taking excellent care of my house, giving me helpful advices, and most importantly he has given me the peace of mind! Even though I live out of the state, I’ve never worried about my house since Mike took it over. If you are looking for a property manager/realtor who is good and honest, and you come across Mike’s contact info, you don’t need to look further, because you’ve already found the best!"
- Grace W, posted on Google

"Mike had been my property manager for five years before he helped me sell my house recently. Mike has given me the greatest possible help! He truly is a blessing! He always brought the highest Mike was wonderful to work with. He was professional, knowledgable, and kept me up to date throughout the process. Most importantly, he delivered! He did what he said he would and when he said he would. He represented me and my property beautifully. I would work with him again without hesitation and would recommend him to family and friends."
- Stacey B, posted on Zillow

"Mike is awesome! He's the best property manager we ever had. Very on top of things. He's very easy to communicate with, and is incredibly prompt with maintenance requests. He goes above and beyond for his tenants. He even helped us purchase our first home after renting! We absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to rent in Denver."
-Moshe M, posted on Zillow

"I cannot say enough positive things about Mike. He helped me rent out my house for several years and ended up helping me sell it as well. Mike is completely focused. He knows the both the property management and real estate industries incredibly well. His advice was extremely helpful and he was all-around an absolute pleasure to work with. Mike always made sure to bring quality tenants and I felt very good knowing that he was taking excellent care of my home. All maintenance issues were repaired in a timely fashion and more importantly, done well and the prices were very affordable. He always took the time to explain everything to me and made sure I was comfortable. If any issues came up, he made sure to jump on them to ensure they were resolved, and he is very good at managing both owners and tenants, which I learned to appreciate very much. Mike was fantastic as my realtor as well. We were able to sell my house incredibly quickly and he took care of everything. Even when some last-minute hiccups arose, Mike took all of the stress off my shoulders and managed the process like a pro. I would recommend Mike for anybody looking to rent their house, or to use his services as a realtor as well. It was a pleasure working with him and I wish him the best success."
- Kimberly A, posted on Trulia

"I have had an absolutely amazing experience with Stars & Stripes Homes. They are the most responsible leasing company I have ever dealt with. Easy to get ahold of and always attending to my needs. I'm really appreciative of how easy they have made my leasing process. "
-Craig T, posted on Google

"Mike Giallanza has an aggressive market strategy, that would apply to anyone who requires help in the real estate market. Through his help and guidance my house sale went very smoothly and closed within 6 weeks. I would highly recommend Mike he is sincere and a reliable source of information, as a realtor or as a property manager. "
- Jennie P, posted on Trulia

"I rented a house from S&S (Mike) for 3 years and it was great. Mike always promptly took care of any issues that arouse. He's very professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them! "
- Doug M, posted on Google

"I couldn't have been in better hands than with Mike Giallanza and Stars and Stripes Homes DTC. From the minute that I met him, he was the total consummate professional and literally took everything off of my shoulders for the rental of my property. Mike was extremely detailed with everything and the way he explained it and in less than 30 days, he had highly qualified tenants move into my Town Home and they stayed there renting for 2 1/2 years. There were only a couple of maintenance items that needed to be taken care for the tenants, and Mike made sure that they were taken care of the same day that they were reported to him. Mike doesn't ever sit on anything, and immediately hits everything head on to where I never had to be involved with my property that he managed. Mike was also the agent that sold my property and I went with EVERY SINGLE recommendation that he had to get my property listed. Because of what Mike did, my property went under contract within 24 hours and went under contract for well over $20,000 from the listed price. This was able to happen because of the attention to detail that Mike has with everything that he does and he knows all aspects of the market he works in. I literally had absolutely ZERO stress on my shoulders and never once worried about anything due to the fact that Mike Giallanza was my property manager. If I ever have another property that I want to rent out, I would immediately, without hesitation contact Mike Giallanza to be the property manager for any other property that I own. He ensures that your property maintains a high state of repair at all times and the tenants trust, respect, and fully appreciates everything that he does for them. If I were to ever sell a property again, the first person that I would contact would be Mike Giallanza. Mike knows everything that needs to be done to maximize the potential of any property that he sells. There aren't enough wonderful things to say about Mike Giallanza and I am so incredibly blessed to have met him and utilized him for all of my property needs since September of 2012!! "
- John O, posted on Trulia

"I have rented private residences from property management companies before because the service generally wins out over large apartment complexes, but even so, Stars & Stripes Homes has been my best experience thus far! Everyone I met and worked with was extremely professional. Their website makes it so easy to pay rent and make service requests any time of day. They respond to service requests within 24 hours AND all the contractors they use are professional, friendly, and efficient! Mike Giallanza is easy to get a hold of and always very helpful. He was upfront about terms and expectations of the lease. I was able to easily extend my lease to avoid moving mid-school year. Part of the lease includes having the residence professionally cleaned including carpets before vacating. After just moving to a new place where this is not required, I can't say enough how grateful I was to move into a place with confidence that it is spotless. I wish my new property management team had these same standards. The only reason I did not continue with SSTH was because I needed a place with a yard for a big dog and there was nothing available in my time frame/budget. Nonetheless, I will definitely be checking their listings next time I'm in the market. "
- Emily M, posted on Google

"Mike Giallanza has an aggressive a marketing strategy that will fit anyones needs. We contracted to sell our home on the first day it was listed. He knows whats important to the buyers. Most importantly he handled every aspect of our home sale with undeniable honesty and integrity. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell, buy or rent a new home. "
- Mario M, posted on Trulia

"I am a Property Manager in Alamosa, CO and met Mike at a NARPM Conference. He immediately stuck me as a very knowledgable and honest Property Manger. After spending a couple days with him my first impression was solidified. Since this meeting, I have reached out to him for advice and support on a number of Property Management topics. I have also sent him a client of mine who also had a rental in the Denver Metro Area and he was extremely happy with the service he received. 5 Stars! "
- Chuck K, posted on Google

"Mike is a 'gem' among the myriad of realtors. Working with him was a blessing, he is a reliable resource, responsive, and trustworthy. He understand the fluid market for housing in the Denver metro area; identified a marketing strategy for my townhome, and we were under contract with full price in less than 2 weeks. I would highly recommend Mike as a realtor, or a property manager. "
- Jane D, posted on Google

"Stars & Stripes Homes DTC has been one of the best property management companies I have every worked with. I only had a few small maintenance issues while living in one of their properties, but any time I put in a maintenance request, they were incredibly responsive and worked with me until the issue was resolved. I also had some personal issues that arose that forced me to to have to break my lease, and I couldn't have asked for more compassion and thoughtfulness than I received from this company. I would HIGHLY recommend Stars & Stripes Homes to anyone looking for a responsible and responsive property management company!!!!! "
- Criss D, posted on Google

"Whether working with Mike on selling a home, buying a home, or managing a property, he has been there to handle all of our real estate needs over the past 8 years. He has spent countless hours helping us on both personal and investment properties, and he has taken the stress out of owning rental properties. Mike is a reliable, trustworthy resource and a pleasure to do business with. "
- Michele K, posted on Trulia

" have bought and sold two houses with Mike and I can't imagine going to another Realtor. He has been extremely helpful and give constant attention to the entire process. I highly recommend him for any Real Estate needs. "
- Mark U, posted on Trulia